Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


Great warmth and successful evening  at our 49th Annual Dinner Dance in New City, NY. Thank you to our sponsors, Inserra, TD Bank, Rand Commercial Services, Jackson Lewis, Axiom Technology, all of our Journal sponsors(online will be available Oct 27th) and to the more than 200 friends in attendance. congratulations again to Mindworks Charitable Lead Trust and The Orangetown Jewish Center Youth Group our Jawonio Friends Award 2014 recipients. On behalf of our CEO, Jill Warner thank you to our donors, Boards, staff consumers, dinner committee and Volunteers.  

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