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.


August 13, 2018

Introducing Sunrise Court: Sensory Program for Day Hab and Community Living Services

Welcome to “Sunrise Court” – a new program at Jawonio! Jawonio is excited to announce its new initiative called “Sunrise Court,” a new program that was […]
August 10, 2018

Jawonio Philanthropy Expands for Campus Transformation

Jessica and Jeffrey Johnston shared their personal story about how they were inspired to get involved with Jawonio at our Cabin Celebration on July 26th–a historic […]
June 19, 2018

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