Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


Kidz Express – Support and Strengthen Early Intervention

We need your help in 2015 to increase the stability of the Early Intervention program at Jawonio – and we’ve got a fantastic way to have fun, fundraise, save and strengthen our services. Join us on April 30th for Jawonio’s 8th Annual Kidz Express event. You can make a donation online, whether you attend the event or are unable to, and keep up with our campaign on Facebook and Twitter using our campaign hashtag, #AllAboard4Kidz. More details on tickets, raffles, sponsorship opportunities and volunteer information are available at: To make a difference in the lives of special needs kids and their families, please contribute today at

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