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

We are comitted to serving the changing needs of individuals and the greater community by upholding the following values:

Honesty and Integrity

We communicate in an open and ethical manner.


We respect diversity and encourage collaboration.

Compassion and Respect

We are dedicated to the dignity and value of all people.

Positive Attitude

We bring a positive attitude to work each day and create a positive environment.


June 19, 2018

CEO News Highlights

June 15, 2018

Jawonio: First Officially Recognized Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace in Rockland County

On Thursday, June 14th, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, and the community recognized Jawonio as the first business in Rockland […]
April 20, 2018

11th Annual Kidz Express Honoree Spotlight: Debbie Roth

Jawonio is thrilled to honor Debbie Roth with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 11th Annual Kidz Express. Debbie has devoted her professional career to the […]