Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


About Your Loved Ones and the Future of Jawonio: Planned Giving
Individuals who want to support Jawonio but who are not in a position to contribute a major gift today can nonetheless participate  through a bequest or planned gift. Sometimes called a deferred gift, these vehicles express a commitment to contribute at a future date. Read more  


Thanks to you and your families who attended our 13th Annual Film Benefit “Inside Out” , Jawonio raised almost $20,000 in support of Early Childhood. We are grateful to our major event sponsors, Mindworks and The Piccolo Family as well.

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.

How Can Jawonio Help?

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