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CEO E-News Winter Highlights

Great Things are Happening at Jawonio! Have a look at our Jawonio highlights from the end of 2018 into January 2019! Read a note from CEO, Jill Warner, check out some of our upcoming events, and more. Click the photo below to see the latest highlights since our last Newsletter. Check out…

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Run, Doug, Run!

On April 28th, Doug Ward will be running in the 2019 New Jersey Marathon with much more than the finish line in mind. A fourteen time marathon finisher, Doug will combine his passion for running, love for his daughter, and gratitude for Early Intervention Services to raise money for Jawonio…

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24th Annual Community Employment Breakfast

24th Annual Community Employment Breakfast Jawonio was thrilled to welcome over 150 people to our 24th Annual Community Employment Breakfast, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton- a long time employer partner- in Tarrytown on February 6th. The program included special guest speakers, and recognized the National Disability Awareness Month Award…

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A Special Thank You and Farewell: “See you later, Sheri!”

A Special Thank You and Farewell: “See you later, Sheri!” A fond farewell to Sheri Muth, who, after 36 years of service at Jawonio is retiring. Sheri began her career as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. She steadily assumed additional responsibility, becoming a senior vocational evaluator, and going on to become…

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Yang Family Story

The Yang Family Story At the age of 2 1/2 years old, Timothy Yang wasn’t speaking yet and his parents were very concerned. They knew that Timothy needed support, but were not sure what to do or where to go. When a friend suggested they contact Jawonio, his dad, Bruce…

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Jawonio’s Youth Internship Program

Jawonio’s Youth Internship Program – Opportunities for Learning Jawonio Community Employment Services hosts a Youth Internship and Employment program to give young adults opportunities to work at Jawonio, and at businesses in the community, to develop their work skills, build confidence, and prepare for competitive employment. The opportunities this program provides…

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Holiday Greetings 2018

Warm wishes and Happy Holidays from the entire Jawonio staff, program participants and residents! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and special needs throughout the 2018 year. Jawonio wishes you a joyous and peaceful holiday season, and a healthy and happy New Year 2019!

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Far From The Tree: Rachel Dretzin Profile by Abby Lieberman

Thank you all for joining us yesterday evening for the film screening of Far From The Tree and the terrific Q&A with Director Rachel Dretzin. Learn about author Andrew Solomon, the film, Dretzin’s experiences directing, and more in this illuminating interview piece by Abby Lieberman.

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2018 Longevity Breakfast

2018 Longevity Breakfast Jawonio is incredibly proud of its amazing and dedicated staff and celebrated over 550 years of service of at its annual Longevity Breakfast last Friday morning. Staff were honored for working ten to thirty-five years at Jawonio. Everyone received a special gift, and those who celebrated 20…

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The Salmon Family Asks You to Help Jawonio Build for Tomorrow

Without Jawonio’s Early Intervention services, Brendan would not have received the care and attention that he needed early in his life. You can help Jawonio continue to provide better futures to children and adults with special needs by supporting the Building for Tomorrow Campus Transformation Project.

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About us

We provide care for over 10,000 people with special needs each year.

Our mission

Jawonio is a registered 501c3 organization and the premier 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.