Autism Supportive EnvironmentSM 


In conjunction with THINK DIFFERENTLY, Anderson Center for Autism has received a grant from Dutchess County for our Autism Supportive EnvironmentSM program. Our program has also received a grant from PCSB Foundation, which has made it possible for the program to expand into Putnam County.

We are excited to offer our Autism Supportive Environment program to businesses and organizations in Dutchess and Putnam Counties. Through individualized consultations, Anderson Center Consulting will assist businesses in designing an environment that is supportive to the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Individualized consultation may include: 

  • Environmental Assessment: identifies environmental modifications and supports promoting accessibility and inclusion. Assessment includes recommendations for space planning, environmental design, organization, material management, and visual supports to create an environment that is functional, safe, and supportive.
  • Staff Training: promotes a better understanding, service, and supports for individuals with autism and their family members. 

Businesses that fully complete the Autism Supportive EnvironmentSM   component of the program will receive:

  • Autism Supportive EnvironmentSM Certificate of Completion
  • Autism Supportive EnvironmentSM decal for display in the business window
  • Continuous listings on our website, in marketing materials, and in our resource director

To learn more about becoming an Autism Supportive EnvironmentSM, contact our Consulting Department at 845-889-9616 or

The following businesses have partnered with us in becoming Autism Supportive EnvironmentsSM:

Recreation and Entertainment

Barrett Art Center
55 Noxon Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-2550  

Since our founding as the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935, our mission has been to foster and perpetuate an appreciation of the visual arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Bounce Hudson Valley, LLC
2 Neptune Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
(845) 206-4555
Indoor amusement center with multiple trampoline areas as well as dodgeball & basketball events.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Home
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 486-7770
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum holds the records of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). Located on the grounds of Springwood, the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, New York, the library was built under the President's personal direction in 1939-1940, and dedicated on June 30, 1941. It is the first presidential library in the United States and one of the thirteen presidential libraries under the auspices of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
HVSF Theater Tent
at Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Route NY-9D
Garrison, NY 10524
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) is a critically acclaimed (The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal), professional, non-profit theater company based in Garrison, NY, one-hour north of Manhattan. The Festival has established a reputation for lucid, engaging, and highly inventive productions staged under an iconic, open-air Theater Tent overlooking the Hudson River at historic Boscobel House and Gardens.
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
75 North Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-0589
MHCM is the ONLY children's museum in the Hudson River Valley between the larger New York City and Albany markets. In February 2016 MHCM opened The Science Center @ MHCM to advance early STEM education.  The museum is located in the heart of the historic waterfront in Poughkeepsie.
National Park Service - Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
114 Estates Lane
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-5320
The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.
The New Deal Creative Arts Center
960 Violet Avenue
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-6643
The New Deal Creative Arts Center is a non profit organization located in Hyde Park, NY. We are a creative outlet exploring and celebrating all forms of art (fine, performing, visual, literary, etc) through workshops, classes, special events, and performances. Our main focus is accessibility and opportunity for artists and audiences of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Poughkidsie, LLC
50 Springside Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 243-3750
Founded by a local family, Poughkidsie is an innovative and spirited space engaging children in interactive, imaginative, thoughtful, and creative play, and offering walk-in crafts and classes for both children and adults. Poughkidsie provides an interactive studio to cultivate creativity, offering activities, parties, and classes for all members of the family.
Spins Bowl Poughkeepsie
47 Taft Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 471-1820
At Spins Bowl we understand that our customers have a lot of choices on where to spend their free time.  That's why we help create a memorable experience, combining bowling, great food, self serve craft beer, laser tag and the best redemption arcades in the area. 
Spins Bowl Carmel
23 Old Rte 6
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
(845) 225-8787
At Spins Bowl we understand that our customers have a lot of choices on where to spend their free time.  That's why we help create a memorable experience, combining bowling, great food, self serve craft beer, laser tag and the best redemption arcades in the area. 
T&T Karate
T&T Karate
870 Violet Avenue #1
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 233-5731
Proud members of the Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation, a world-wide organization, we teach the traditional Korean martial art Tang Soo Do. We are a blend of discipline and compassion, while we strengthen your body we will strengthen your mind and your spirit as well.
Town of Union Vale Parks & Recreation
249 Duncan Road
LaGrangeville, NY 12540
(845) 724-5691
We strive to provide a valuable recreation experience for all residents through inclusive programs and partnerships in our community.

Walkway over the Hudson
PO Box 889
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
(845) 454-9649

Walkway Over the Hudson is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and improving Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, which spans the Hudson River between the Town of Lloyd (Ulster County) and the City of Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County.)

Wings Over Water
1511 Route 22 Lakeview Plaza
Brewster, NY 10509
(845) 279-9525

Our philosophy is to provide children and adults with the opportunity to experience the aquatic environment in a safe and joyful way. This is achieved by creating an intimate and personal relationship with the water. Simple body shapes where students imitate the letters X, Y, and I and objects such as the pencil and ball are the foundations of these aquatic relationships. From these body shapes students can first learn to manage aquatic forces for safety, and then use aquatic forces for propulsion and stroke development.

Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn
6387 Mill Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-7077

Since before the Revolutionary War, the Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn has welcomed guests to the beauty of the Hudson Valley. The property has operated continuously since 1766, retaining much of its colonial charm and character, while offering modern conveniences to guests seeking a historic vacation.
Coppola's Ristorante
4167 Route 9
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-9113
It takes more than exquisite cooking to make a memorable meal. The Coppola Family believes an intimate atmosphere in the right location, personal and attentive service and great company are what separates a delicious dinner from an unforgettable experience.
120 Delafield Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-7172
Cosimo’s offers a rustic yet sophisticated setting for you to enjoy a memorable dining experience. There are five uniquely designed dining rooms each offering a different feel while staying true to the authentic Tuscan décor throughout. Their wine cellar doubles as a private dining room and is regularly used to host private dinners and wine tastings. During the warm months, outdoor dining is offered.
1 Spackenkill Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 462-5555
3434 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845)-452-5550942 RT 376, Suite 7
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 223-61611097 RT 55
Lagrangeville, NY 12540
(845) 471-5555
For more than a decade, Giacomo's has provided the Hudson Valley with authentic and innovative Italian Cuisine.  The menu offers combinations, specialty pies, homemade recipes and the season's freshest ingredients.  All locations offer delivery, pickup, and dine in.  Catering services are also available.

Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn
6387 Mill Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-7077

Since before the Revolutionary War, the Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn has welcomed guests to the beauty of the Hudson Valley. The property has operated continuously since 1766, retaining much of its colonial charm and character, while offering modern conveniences to guests seeking a historic vacation.
Courtyard Poughkeepsie by Marriott
2641 South Road/Route 9
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 652-0165
Located in Poughkeepsie, Courtyard by Marriott is in a rural location, minutes from Locust Grove, and close to McCann Golf Course. This hotel is within close proximity of Springside national Historic Site and Casperkill Golf Club
Beekman Library
11 Town Center Boulevard
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(845) 724-3414
The Beekman Library strives to be relevant to all residents and to contribute to the sense of community in the town of Beekman. The mission of the Beekman Library is to provide town residents the library materials and services that meet their needs for lifelong learning, literacy, enrichment, and pleasure. It shall also be the goal of the library to work with the residents to fulfill their future needs regarding library services
Clinton Community Library
1215 Centre Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 266-5530
Clinton Library was founded in 1965 and provided service as a reading room until 2003 when it was granted a provisional charter status. The library is part of the Town Hall complex.
East Fishkill Community Library
348 Route 376
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(845) 221-9943
Organized in 1938, the library is now in its third location in the town. With each move the library has acquired more materials and more users.
Grinnell Library
2642 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 297-3428
The mission of Grinnell Library is to provide free access to a variety of informational materials, library services and programs using its resources and those of the Mid-Hudson Library System, to meet the educational, cultural and recreational needs of the community.
Millbrook Library
Millbrook Library Library
3 Friendly Lane
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-3611/td>
The mission of the Millbrook Library is to be a dynamic lifelong learning center that provides free and open access to ideas and information for our community.
Morton Memorial Library
Morton Memorial Library
82 Kelly Street
Rhinecliff, NY 12574
(845) 876-2903
Morton Memorial Library is known for its cozy atmosphere and eclectic library collection. The historic building houses a wonderful children's room with books, puzzles, beanbags, all graced by a mural painted by artists and Rhinecliff resident, Joseph Maresca.
NorthEast-Millerton Library
NorthEast-Millerton Library
75 Main Street
Millerton, NY 12546
(518) 789-3340
The library was founded in 1867 with a total of 326 books as the Millertron Reading Association. The library now houses approximately 27,000 items
Pawling Library
11 Broad Street
Pawling, NY 12564
(518) 855-3444
The library was founded in 1928, when it was located on the second floor of the Pawling Firehouse. Today, Pawling Free Library occupies two buildings; it's main building was renovated in 2002.
Pleasant Valley Free Library
1584 Main Street
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
(845) 635-8360
The Pleasant Valley Free Library is a free association library opeating under the laws of the State of New York governing Free Libraries. The chief objective of the library is to provide the people of Pleasant Valley with an effective, friendly and responsive Free Library service of high quality.
Poughkeepsie Public Library System
Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-3445Boardman Road
Branch Library
141 Boardman Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 485-3445
The Poughkeepsie Library District is a special legislative district created to provide pubic library service to the residents of the City and Town of Poughkeepsie, New York.
Red Hook Public Library 
7444 S Broadway
Red Hook, NY 12571
(845) 758-3241
Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook since 1898. In 2013 and 2014, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.Red Hook Public Library's vision is to create innovative opportunities that enrich the lives of Red Hook residents by providing information that inspires curiosity and leads to learning experiences for patrons of all ages.
Staatsburg Library
Staatsburg Library
70 Old Post Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580
(845) 889-4683
The Staatsburg Library has been serving the community for man than 100 years. It was used as a Reading Room in 1891 and was granted its first charter by the state of New York in 1894.
Stanford Free Library
Stanford Free Library
14 Creamery Road
Stanfordville, NY 12581
(845) 868-1341
The mission of the Stanford Free Library is to provide the Stanford community with access to a wide variety of materials and technologies for reading, listening, and viewing. Our library is a focal point for community activities. We provide programs that help nurture young children’s love of literature, as well as those that are of key interest to our adult population.
Tivoli Library
86 Broadway
Tivoli, NY 12583
(845) 757-3771
The Tivoli Free Library provides quality programs and materials to the people of Tivoli, NY and the surrounding communities.
Places of Worship
New Beginning Christian & Missionary Alliance Church 
New Beginning Christian & Missionary Alliance Church 
35 DeGarmo Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 454-2580
New Beginnings is a multi-ethnic congregation in Poughkeepsie, NY dedicated to being Christ's people under Christ's Word in Christ's Spirit and on Christ's mission. We are working towards being a spiritual home for seekers and believers, young and old, people with disabilities or traditionally-abled, of every tribe, language, people, and nation.



Odyssey(A ministry of Hopewell Reformed Church)
143 Beekman Road
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(845) 221-9542
Our Beekman Road "campus" is historic, as our sancuary was built in 1833, and has a classical look. Odyssey is part of HRD, serving a community of people with special needs.
United Methodist Church of Hyde Park
1 Church Street
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-2114
United Methodist Church of Hyde Park has programs aimed at learning, fellowship, discipleship, missions, and many other areas, but these are simply a means of witnessing to a greater love and sacrificial commitment that we have to one another and our world.
Allstate Insurance: Michele Cross
4260 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-6021
As a Personal Financial Representative in Hyde Park, I know many local families. My knowledge and understanding of the people in this community help me provide customers with an outstanding level of service. I look forward to helping families like yours protect the things that are important - your family, home, car and more. I can also help you prepare a strategy to achieve your financial goals.
Integrated Enterprise Solutions Inc.
668 Dutchess Turnpike #210
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845) 226-9983
IES has been in business since 1998, and just the principals combined have over 55 years of experience in the IT industry. Think about how many years of experience IES has if that's combined with the experience of our staff members. It's like access to your own IT think tank! You'll grow to love our staff and forget they aren't part of your own, as they are technical experts able to break down and explain issues in terms you can understand.


M&T Bank
All Dutchess County locations
Amenia Branch, Beacon Branch, Dover Plains Branch, Fishkill Administration Building, Fishkill Main Street Branch, Hopewell Junction Branch, Jefferson Plaza Branch, Lagrange Branch, Millbrook Branch, Pawling Branch, Red Hook Branch, Rhinebeck Branch, and Wappingers Falls Branch.
M&T Bank has been committed to customers and community for more than 160 years. Founded on the principle of providing exceptional financial products and friendly, personalized service, M&T helps customers reach their financial goals with a full suite of bank accounts and lending solutions, including savings accounts, checking accounts, auto and home loans, and more.
Arc of Dutchess – Day Services
84 Patrick Lane Suite 130
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 635-8084
Guided by our values of respect and integrity, Dutchess County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities are able to receive support transitioning from school all the way to retirement if they choose. Led by our team of professionals, everything we do is designed to support optimal health, self care and personal growth, while respecting each person’s unique strengths and contributions.
Arc of Dutchess – Residential Services
84 Patrick Lane Suite 130
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 635-8084
Residential Services The Arc of Dutchess offers a wide range of home-based and community living opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities within Dutchess County. The diverse choice of resources and shared living services affords individuals a variety of personalized tools ranging from staff supports for emotional, physical and self-care needs, rent assistance, budget management, engagement in the community, health and wellness management, transportation for work and leisure interests and more. The staff supports vary based on the individual’s need from weekly check in visits to 24 hour supervision.
Arc of Dutchess – School-To-Work Services
84 Patrick Lane Suite 130
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 635-8084
School-to-work mentors provide support to high school students with developmental disabilities, as they explore work opportunities while learning transferrable skills that are critical to their career future development path. Students will also learn how to foster relationships, gain confidence in their ability to solve problems, and self-advocate. Our school program offers three components: Career Exploration, Transition Services, and Summer Youth Employment. We prepare students for work by focusing on their strengths and areas of interest, while they gain knowledge of various career options in the community.
Arc of Dutchess – Supported Employment Services
84 Patrick Lane Suite 130
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 635-8084
The Arc of Dutchess explores Career Options for individuals through our Supported Employment Services Division, in partnership with businesses throughout Dutchess County. We will work with each business to pursue a variety of career and employment opportunities depending on an individual’s skills and interests.
The Child Abuse Prevention Center
35 Van Wagner Road
Arlington, NY 12603
(845) 454-0595
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (CPCA) is a private non-profit that has been dedicated to the reduction of child maltreatment since 1973. Each year, we serve more than 15,000 abused and at-risk children and provide support and education services to more than 3,000 adults. We are the only agency in Dutchess County providing sexual-abuse prevention training. Our support services help abused children — and educate adults to prevent future abuse.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
2715 US-44
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-8233
CCEDC works to extend the educational resources of Cornell University and other educational institutions, to the people of Dutchess County to foster economic, social and environmental improvement of its individuals, families and communities.
Dutchess County SPCA
636 Violet Avenue
Hyde Park, NY 12580
(845) 452-7722
The Dutchess County SPCA is a private nonprofit organization serving the animals and community of Dutchess County since 1871. As the third oldest animal welfare agency in the country, we envision a community in which there are caring, compassionate, respectful relationships between humans and animals, and that all adoptable animals have homes. We do this through our PAWS education programs for all ages, the humane law division which serves Dutchess County, the on sit veterinary clinic, and our Adoption and Education Center
Helping Other People Everywhere, Inc. 
Helping Other People Everywhere, Inc. 
PO Box 261
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 240-5942
Located in Beacon, NY, H.O.P.E. is a professional organization offering a variety of in-home services throughout the Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Westchester, Putnam, and Orange Counties).  Services offered include:  in home elderly care, child care, house sitting, pet sitting, house cleaning, and transportation to errands and appointments.
Indoor Organic Gardens of Poughkeepsie
Indoor Organic Gardens of Poughkeepsie
316 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 790-8075

Currently being developed on Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, NY - utilizing unoccupied building space, employing veterans and youth who are challenged to find work given their skills & providing fresh, nutritionally rich, local grown produce for restaurants, retail stores, schools, hospitals & more.

Price Chopper Human Resources Department
461 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 355-5000
The Golub Corporation operates supermarkets under the Price Chopper, Market 32 and Market Bistro banners in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. We exist to help people feed and care for themselves and their families. As an innovative retailer of products and services, we recognize that consistently satisfying our customers is key to our success.
The Village of Rhinebeck Highway Department & Department of Public Works 
Village of Rhinebeck Highway Department & Department of Public Works
282 Route 308
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
The Village Highway Department maintains Village streets, provides leaf and brush pickup, and maintains Village parks.
The Village of Rhinebeck Police Department 
Village of Rhinebeck Police Department
76 E. Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
The police have regularly assigned patrols and duties coordinated by the sergeant. The village police also perform town services under a municipal agreement with the town. Additionally, the police perform contractual assignments for the school as uniformed officers. The charter is to serve and protect the public at large as first responder in most cases.
The Village of Rhinebeck Village Hall 
The Village of Rhinebeck Village Hall
76 East Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Dutchess County Offices
The Crisis Stabilization Center of Dutchess County 
The Crisis Stabilization Center of Dutchess County
230 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-9700
A walk-in facility located at 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie for people feeling overwhelmed by mental health, substance abuse or other life issues.
Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services
Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services
60 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-3000
To meet the needs of the County's vulnerable population, as provided by social services law, in a courteous, fair and efficient manner with the aim of restoring each beneficiary to maximum independence.
Dutchess County Department of Human Resources
Dutchess County Department of Human Resources
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-2169
We strive to provide a full range of human resource management services for Dutchess County departments and employees.
Dutchess County Jail/CBH Medical
Dutchess County Jail/CBH Medical
150 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-3900
The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office Correction Division is committed to fulfilling the needs of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office and the community at large by providing for the safe, secure, and humane housing of persons committed to its custody.
Dutchess County Legislature
Dutchess County Legislature
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-2100
The Clerk of the Legislature and the staff serve as the administrative arm of the County Legislature and are the official link to all other departments in the County and the constituency at large.
Dutchess County Office of Probation & Community Corrections
Dutchess County Office of Probation & Community Corrections
50 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-2600
The mission of the Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections is to protect the community through intervention in the lives of those under supervision by facilitating compliance with court orders and serving as a catalyst for positive change. We operate in collaboration with our criminal justice partners and the community. We provide services to courts, help strengthen families and give victims a voice in the justice system. We provide leadership and services in a cost effective community based setting.
Dutchess County Public Defender's Office
Dutchess County Public Defender's Office
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-2280
The Dutchess County Public Defender’s Office is a legal service component of Dutchess County Government. We provide quality legal representation to our clients who have criminal charges filed against them and who have been determined to be indigent. We are also available to assist indigent individuals who have been contacted regarding a criminal police matter, before they have been formally charged. We advocate for the protection of the constitutional rights of our clients and work toward achieving results that have the greatest likelihood to help and/or rehabilitate our clients.