Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


Purchase Tickets for our 7th annual Kidz Express event, May 1st at Paramount Country Club in New City, NY.  All proceeds benefit Jawonio Early Childhood Education programs. This year we are delighted to honor Jawonio preschooler Liam Donohue and his family. The event features food, music, family fun, a fabulous Tricky Tray Auction and our annual raffle awarding a grand prize to one lucky attendee. Tickets are $40 per person and sponsorships are available. Visit the Event Page for more information, or contact or via phone at 845.708.2000 ext.1329.  

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