Jawonio News

DSP Celebration Week – Spotlight Profile – Yolene Altidor

Meet Yolene Altidor, DSP – Cummings House Yolene has been working at Jawonio since 1997 at Cummings House. Before coming to Jawonio, she worked at another health agency for about 20 years. Combined, she has over 40 years of experience in the direct service field! Yolene shared that her husband…

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DSP Week Celebration – Spotlight Profile – Kadian Gillis

Kadian Gillis – DSP, Yonkers Day Program Jawonio celebrated its DSP staff last week, September 9-16, by hosting DSP Luncheons, collecting thank you notes from consumers in our residences and day programs and sharing profiles of some of our incredible DSP staff on social media and on our blog. Meet Kadian…

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Jawonio: First Officially Recognized Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace in Rockland County

On Thursday, June 14th, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, and the community recognized Jawonio as the first business in Rockland to achieve Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Recognition by the Rockland County Department of Health’s Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program. Thanks to a grant from the…

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Staff Profile – National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month

Meet Nichelle Brown who is a Job Coach in the Jawonio Community Employment Services Program based in Yonkers and has been at Jawonio for over 5 years. As a Job Coach, Nichelle provides employment supports and coaching to workers placed a companies throughout Westchester County including the DoubleTree by Hilton…

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CEO Newsletter: Summer 2019 Highlights

CEO Newsletter: Summer 2019 Highlights A Message From Jill: Welcome to Summer! It is one of my favorite times of the year when we welcome back the children and staff of our amazing Summer Education Program for six weeks of fun, growth and friendships. As we celebrate Independence Day this…

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Jawonio Bullets Face ARC Canaries in Touching Bases Season Opener

Jawonio Bullets Face ARC Canaries in Touching Bases Season Opener The Jawonio Bullets showed their metal in their season opener on September 7, against the ARC Canaries at the South Orangetown Sports Complex in Orangeburg, New York. This first game of Touching Bases League play, brought together two long-time rivals…

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2019 DSP Week Spotlight

2019 DSP Week Spotlight In honor of DSP Week, we are sharing spotlight profiles of some of our very special staff. Keep scrolling to learn about Crystal Graham and Raymer Vasquez, who work in the Jawonio Westchester Day Habilitation Program in Yonkers.  Spotlight Profile: Raymer Vasquez Raymer has been a…

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CES Spotlight – Ilka Banks

Community Employment Services Spotlight – Ilka Banks The Jawonio Community Employment Division does periodic spotlights on our incredible team.  Jawonio is thrilled to share its latest spotlight article with you where we visit the Jawonio Yonkers office for a chat with Ilka Banks.  Ilka has been working as an Administrative…

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Mental Health Awareness Month Profile – Michael Roth

Mental Health Awareness Month Profile – Michael Roth Mental Health Awareness month wrapped up on May 31st, but every month is mental health awareness month at Jawonio. Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the positive accomplishments of individuals who are in recovery and can be positive role…

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Together We Can Forum

“Together We Can” Forum Jawonio was excited to kicked off its “Together We Can” forum in April for individuals involved in our Day Habilitation Programs to meet and share with the staff and agency leadership, their accomplishments, what they are excited about, and things that they want to work on.…

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About us

We provide care for thousands of children and adults 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.