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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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15th Annual Film Benefit A Success

Thank you to all who attended and supported our 15th Annual Film Benefit (CARS 3) Your generous sponsorship and participation supports Jawonio’s Early Childhood Education Programs which provides critical developmental and educational services to children from across the entire spectrum of abilities. We were thrilled to have such an enthusiastic…

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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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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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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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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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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 Jawonio Family Testimonials: The Rosen’s

During this wonderful season of gratitude, check out this beautiful message from the Rosen family. You can make a difference for families in your community by making a gift to Jawonio today. We thank you for your support! “Our family would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” for all…

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2018 Jawonio Family Testimonials: The Szmulewicz’s

During this wonderful season of gratitude, check out this beautiful message from the Szmulewicz family. You can make a difference for families in your community by making a gift to Jawonio today. We thank you for your support! “Our son, Zachary came to Jawonio when he graduated from high school 11 years…

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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.