Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


Jawonio has teamed up with Farm-to-Work to bring fresh, local foods to all Jawonio employees at our various Campus locations, as part of our commitment to the “Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play” program. Farm To Work will provide us with shares of seasonal fruits and vegetables, a regular Farmers Market, and lunctime visits from the Farm-to-Work food truck. Read more about this tasty project >>

Jawonio congratulates Juana Serna, New City Day Habilitation Specialist and Dustin Hausner, Chair of our Jawonio Ambassadors Millenial Volunteer group, for being named Rockland’s “40 Under 40″ by the Rockland Economic Development Corporation for 2014.

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

For over 60 years, Jawonio has provided support and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs throughout Rockland County, New York (NY), Westchester County, New York (NY) and Northern New Jersey (NJ). We invite you to explore our website and learn more about Jawonio’s unique ability to 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 serve.

How Can Jawonio Help?

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