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.


December 28, 2017

Double Your Gift Challenge! Your Donation Will Be Matched Up to $6,000 from 12/28 through 12/31!

We have some exciting news!! We are thrilled to announce that one of our funders has generously pledged to match all donations up to $6,000 dollars […]
December 22, 2017

Congratulations to all 2017 Longevity Breakfast Honorees

Jawonio celebrated its annual Longevity Breakfast on December 8, 2017 where we honored our incredibly dedicated employees for their years of service to Jawonio, and most importantly, […]
December 19, 2017

Vision Sports Club’s #GivingTuesday and Fitness Challenge with Ed Carpezzi & Chris Conover Support Jawonio this Holiday Season!

Vision Sports Club’s #GivingTuesday and Fitness Challenge with Ed Carpezzi & Chris Conover Supporting Jawonio this Holiday Season!   Thank you to our friends at Vision […]