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Public Forum to Discuss Needs for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Published: 2/26/2016

Poughkeepsie...The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health announced today a public forum to be held on Tuesday, March 8th at 4pm at the Mental Health America of Dutchess County, 253 Mansion Street - Conference Room B in the City of Poughkeepsie.

“Our public forums are one of the many opportunities we have to meet face to face and learn more about the unique challenges individuals face and together we can plan for and develop creative and innovative solutions to meet these needs,” said Commissioner Henry M. Kurban, MD, MBA, MPH, FACPM.  “Public input is key to ensuring our community’s services needs are met accordingly.”

The Department invites individuals to share their thoughts and ideas about service needs for the 2017 Local Services Plan for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.  Families are especially encouraged to participate and provide input about what services are needed in our community.

If you are unable to attend, or if you do not feel comfortable speaking in public, the Department welcomes written comments to be read to those in attendance.   You may submit your comments online at, or send your comments along with your name and phone number to:


Linda Monkman, LCSW
Coordinator for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
230 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 486-2765 Fax: (845) 486-2829

This event is sponsored by the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee of the Dutchess County Mental Hygiene Board.  For more information, please call (845) 486-2766.


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