Ages 5-21

Summer Education Program

Jawonio’s Summer Education Program provides an educational and recreational extended school year program for children ages 5-21 with disabilities. This 6-week summer day program provides academic and recreational programming by certified special education teachers and related-services according to each child’s IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

Children are placed in the summer education program through their school district Committee on Special Education.

Activities include:

  • Academic Instruction
  • Life-Skills Program
  • Pre-Vocational Training and Work Site experiences
  • Swimming
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Trips
  • Special Events

For more information:
Gail Nachimson
845.708.2000 x3255
gail.nachimson@jawonio.org


School-Based or Outpatient Services

Physical and Occupational Therapists

Physical and Occupational Therapists conduct evaluations and provide therapy to adults and to children of nursery and school age through the outpatient department or at contracted community programs. Therapists provide assistance to educational programs in order to identify the influences of sensory-motor, perception and motor maturation on learning styles. All therapists are trained in the delivery of pediatric and adult treatment techniques.

Mitch Spiegel
Physical Therapy:
845.708.2000 x4367
mitchell.spiegel@jawonio.org 

Ilene Goldberg
Occupational Therapy:
845.708.2000 x4347
ilene.goldberg@jawonio.org 

Christine Henze
Speech
845.708.2000 x1293
christine.henze@jawonio.org 

Anne Ostroff, Ph.D
Child & Parent Counseling
anne.ostroff@jawonio.org 

Karen Taffuri
Clinical Social Work
karen.taffuri@jawonio.org 

Audiology Services
845.708.2000 x1303
barbara.blattstein@jawonio.org 

 

Christine Henze
Cranio-Facial Clinic (IEP or Physician Referral)
845.708.2000 x1393


Transition Planning

Family Advocacy Group Meetings for parents/caregivers of teens and young adults, Contact: Gail Nachimson, gail.nachimson@jawonio.org

Services for high school age students to young adults looking to gain skills and experience:

What is Transition Planning? Transition planning is a set of coordinated activities, outlined in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), within the school year that a student becomes 15 years of age. The activities help students choose and plan for what they would like to do beyond high school. This planning includes:

  • Partnering to develop a road map leading to post high school service planning.
  • Utilizing IEP as an ongoing vehicle that reflects and guides the transition.
  • Accessing the areas of employment, housing, benefits, medical and leisure services, as well as any other areas believed to be important for the student to become a successful member of the community.
  • Preparing the student for the future pathways available after graduation.

Jawonio offers a wide variety of individualized transition services provided by an experienced and professional staff responding to the hopes and dreams of your family member or loved one.

Rockland Division Services

Developmental Disability Services

  • Service Coordination
  • Job Hire Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Day Habilitation-Nyack Studio Arts
  • PACE I – Multi-physically challenged
  • PACE II – persons with intellectual & mental health needs
  • Self- Advocacy Group “Every Person Matters”
  • Community Living Services-Residential Services
  • Recreation: Sports, Leisure, Art
  • Pre-Vocational Services/Business Skills Program
  • In-Home Habilitation/Consumer Driven Personal Assistance
  • In-Home Respite
  • Respite and Respitality

All Disability Groups:

  • Job Placement
  • Supported Employment
  • Competitive Employment
  • Fast Track Vocational Evaluation
  • In-School Evaluation
  • Work Center Services

Mental Health Recovery Services:

  • PROS-Personalized Recovery Oriented Services
  • Job Placement Services

Health Center at Jawonio:

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Primary Care
  • Dental
  • Podiatry
  • GYN
  • Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensary
  • Physical
  • Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Adaptive Equipment Services

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Rockland Contact
Carla Kandel
845.708.2000 x1209
carla.kandel@jawonio.org


Westchester Division Services

Developmental Disability Services:

  • Service Coordination
  • Job Hire Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Day Respite Service
  • Pre-Vocational Services

All Disability Groups:

  • Job Placement
  • Supported Employment
  • Competitive Employment
  • Standardized Assessment
  • Situational Assessment
  • Pre-Vocational Services

Mental Health Recovery Services:

  • Pre-Employment- Connections program
  • Drop-In Centers: Yonkers, Mt. Vernon, Ossining

Westchester Contact
Esther White
914.963.8666 x 311
esther.white@jawonio.org