Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


 INCLEMENT WEATHER MESSAGE, 6:15am, Monday, March 2, 2015: Jawonio Children’s Programs no AM sessions will open at 11:00am. Day Services Transportation is on a one hour delay. Jawonio operating on a regular schedule. For individuals without computer access, please let them know they can always call 845.708.2000 and press “8” for our inclement weather message box. Thank you.


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Architect RFP Jawonio 2020  Jawonio has received an award from Governor Andrew Cuomo through the NYS Economic Development Corporation for an initial $2.5 million dollars of funding for construction of a totally revitalized state-of-the art campus in Rockland County, NY as part of our Mid-Hudson services region including Rockland, Westchester and Orange Counties.
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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

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