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Jawonio to be Recognized by HSN Cares During Annual $1,000 A Day Giveaway on 4/14!

We are thrilled to announce that Jawonio will receive a $1,000 donation on April 14th as part of the HSN Cares annual $1,000 a day giveaway campaign. HSN Cares selected Jawonio from a pool of hundreds of entries. HSN customer Christine Neidhart and her husband volunteer with us at Jawonio, and are members of…

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DSP Week Celebration – Spotlight on Clint Walker

Clint pictured with Aridia Meet Clint Walker, DSP – New City Day Hab Clint Walker has been working for Jawonio for almost ten years. He joined Jawonio in 2009, and started as a DSP Assistant, then promoted to DSP shortly after. He came to work for Jawonio through the Community Employment…

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DSP Celebration Week – Spotlight Profile – Marlene Richez

Meet Marlene Richez, DSP at Paul J. Tendler Condos Marlene just had her 10 year anniversary working at Jawonio, having worked here since May of 2018. She started at Jawonio by simply stopping into the main Administrative Offices and applying for a job.  She had previously worked at Home Aides…

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DSP Celebration Week – Spotlight on Myra Rybarczyk

Meet Myra Rybarazyk, DSP at Moskoff House and PACE: Myra Rybarazyk has worked at Jawonio as a DSP for the past 14 years. She became aware of Jawonio through her daughter Karen Genua, who also worked as a DSP at the beginning of her career, then became a coordinator, a…

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DSP Celebration Week – Spotlight on Ronald Roberty

Meet Ronald Roberty, DSP – Without Walls (WOW) Program Ronald has been working in the Jawonio Without Walls (WOW) Program since 2014, but has been working for Jawonio for the past 24 years. He started out working in the Community Living Services program at Katzen when it was an ICF…

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Direct Service Professional Training Session Beginning March 20th, 2018!

Are you interested in learning more about how you can make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities? Interested in learning more about the levels of experience needed to be employed as a Direct Service Professional (DSP)? There are free training sessions for qualified candidates beginning on March…

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11th Annual Kidz Express Honoree Spotlight: The Fredericks Family

Jawonio is very pleased to honor the Fredericks Family; John, Kathleen, Jack, Matthew, Cole, and Kyle at Jawonio’s 11thAnnual Kidz Express on April 26th. Jack, Matthew and Cole Fredericks are triplets who were born at 28 weeks at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Patterson, NJ. All three boys needed care in the…

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11th Annual Kidz Express Honoree Spotlight: Debbie Roth

Jawonio is thrilled to honor Debbie Roth with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 11th Annual Kidz Express. Debbie has devoted her professional career to the needs of young children in the field of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education, and has been a tremendous leader for the County and…

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11th Annual Kidz Express Honoree Spotlight: Adam Fairbanks

Jawonio Kidz Express

Jawonio is pleased to honor Adam Fairbanks at our 11th Annual Kidz Express to be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Adam is an inspiring young man who has been part of the Jawonio family since he came to the Jawonio Infant Development Program at 11 months old. Adam was born on October 27th, 1983,…

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Longtime friendships formed at Camp Jawonio – JoAnn Chirico and Sandy Sewell

Longtime friendships formed at Camp Jawonio – JoAnn Chirico and Sandy Sewell JoAnn Chirico and Sandy Sewell met many years ago, in the early 1950’s at Camp Jawonio.  They both made lifelong friends and had experiences that stayed with them their whole life.  JoAnn was one of the youngest of…

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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.