We provide care for over 10000 people with special needs each year.

Mission and Vision

Jawonio is a registered 501c3 organization and the premiere provider of lifespan services in the Hudson Valley of New York State for individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges, and chronic medical conditions.

Jawonio is dedicated to advancing the independence, well-being and Equality of people with disabilities and special needs.

What does Jawonio Mean?

Jawonio is a Native American word that means “Independence”. We help children and adults reach their fullest personal potential and support them to be as independent as possible, beginning at a very early age.

Core Values

Honesty and Integrity

We conduct ourselves by communicating in an open and ethical manner.


We respect diversity and encourage collaboration.

Mutual Respect

We are committed to the promotion of fairness, dignity and compassion for those we serve and employ.


We maintain a responsibility to meet the changing needs of the individual and the greater community.



Jawonio Leads #bFair2DirectCare Advocacy Efforts

In the past month, Jawonio has led advocacy efforts as a part of the #bFair2DirectCare campaign, which is urging Governor Cuomo to add $45 million into […]

Jawonio Celebrates Employee Longevity

Jawonio celebrates the longevity of its staff every year.  This year we celebrated 1,175 cumulative years of service among our staff.  Starting at five years of […]

Spotlight on William Britt

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