Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


GOLF OUTING UPDATE: Due to inclement weather the Jawonio Golf Outing originally scheduled for June 1 has been rescheduled for July 20th. Please contact Irene Goldstein, at or via phone at 845.708.2000 x1329 for additional information or if you would like to golf or sponsor on this new date.


In Rememberance Of Danny Klein

A donation in honor of Danny Klein is a meaningful and lasting way to remember a loved one while helping others. Thoughtful gifts made to Jawonio in memory of Danny will help Jawonio continue to pursue our mission of providing lifespan services for individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges, and chronic medical conditions. Jawonio would like to thank Hannah Roth for creating the campaign, and acknowledge the extraordinary outpouring of generosity of those individuals, families and friends of Danny who have donated. Read Danny’s Story »

Jawonio is the premiere provider of lifespan services in New York’s Hudson Valley for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges and chronic medical needs.

For almost 70 years, Jawonio has provided award-winning services for individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs throughout Rockland County, New York (NY). Over the past decade, Jawonio has expanded it’s adult services to Westchester County with a base of operations in the City of Yonkers. In 2014, we began providing employment services and supports in Orange County. We invite you and your friends and family to explore our website and learn more about Jawonio’s unique services and culture of caring and service excellence. We hope that will  provide you and your family with answers to your questions, solutions for your loved one with special needs and most importantly, opportunities to foster growth and independence. After all, “Jawonio” means independence, and we’re proud to have helped facilitate just that in the people we offer our support and services.

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What Jawonio Means to Me

Jane Smith

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The reason Brandon is walking today is because of Early Intervention at Jawonio. Brandon has blossomed into a bright, hard-working young man. Jerry Staller at Jawonio gave us the guidance to seek out early intervention, directed us to the right people, and walked with us every step of the way.

– Margaret and Gregory Kline