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.


November 16, 2017

Camp Jawonio Alumni Profile: Susan Klein

Camp Jawonio Alumni Profile: Susan Klein Meet Ms. Susan Klein, Professor Emeritus of Special Education at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Susan is an alumni of […]
November 14, 2017

Driven for a Purpose Event Supports our Building for Tomorrow Jawonio Transformation Project

We want to thank Mark Glasel for racing in support of Jawonio on November 11th! Mark reached speeds of over 170 mph during his “Driven for a […]
October 20, 2017

Workers at Unitex Celebrate an Anniversary

Unitex is a corporate partner of Jawonio’s Community Employment Services and currently employs nineteen workers with disabilities, most of whom work at their Mount Vernon location, […]