Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


Jawonio Receives New York State Award for Integrated Health, Wellness & Work Project and Training

“The award given to us thanks to Governor Cuomo and the New York State Regional Economic Development Councils will afford us the opportunity to expand our Jawonio main campus in New City and continue to provide essential services to the region for years to come,” said Jill Warner, CEO, Jawonio, Inc. “The new campus will integrate medical, behavioral health, and wellness services in a centralized site, as well as provide job training and best practices to ensure retention of staff. We look forward to working with business, government and community partners on this project. We are truly grateful for this endorsement of Jawonio and our planned expansion. Our project will be a tremendous boost to lifespan healthcare services while at the same time provide much needed economic development for  Rockland and the Mid-Hudson Region.”

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

Kayla Jawonio Headshot

I adopted Kayla on February 15th, 1991. As an infant with Down Syndrome, she began receiving services through Jawonio Early Intervention. Fast forward to today, Kayla has graduated from North Rockland High School and I am so proud to be her mom. Jawonio is pretty special to us, it’s an amazing place.

- Kayla’s Mom, Bonnie Soalt