Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518


Dana Hopkins

Coordinator of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766


Deborah Disanza

Coordinator of Children’s Services and Children’s POA Coordinator

(845) 486-2768


Toni-Marie Ciarfella. Ph.D.

Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs

(845) 486-3434


If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance please contact 911

Crisis Counseling, Support, Information & Referrals

Dutchess County HELPLINE 

Toll free: (877) 485-9700

Stabilization Center

(845) 485-9700

NY State Central Register for Child Abuse 


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Youth Soft Skills Empowerment & Hudson Cadillac

Emanuel Cordero, a vocational coordinator from  Youth Soft Skills Empowerment (YSSE) (left) met with Mike Mullaney, Dealer Principal (right) from Hudson Cadillac on South Road in Poughkeepsie to explore a job opportunity at the Hudson Cadillac Dealership. Mr. Cordero was working with an individual whose wish is to be a car salesperson, and through Mr. Cordero’s contact at Hudson Cadillac was able to set up an interview for this individual with the dealership. What transpired at this interview is a prime example of how business, can ThinkDIFFERNTLY!  It started out as an interview for a car salesperson position that led to Mr. Mullaney discovering the applicant’s passion for photography, and specifically photography of cars. Mr. Mullaney was impressed by the applicant’s portfolio of photos that he offered and hired the applicant for a position to take photographs of the cars for the dealership!