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Double Your Gift Challenge! Your Donation Will Be Matched Up to $6,000 from 12/28 through 12/31!

We have some exciting news!! We are thrilled to announce that one of our funders has generously pledged to match all donations up to $6,000 dollars that we receive between TODAY and postmarked by this Sunday, December 31st. Please remember Jawonio when you are thinking about these charitable gifts towards our…

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Congratulations to all 2017 Longevity Breakfast Honorees

Jawonio celebrated its annual Longevity Breakfast on December 8, 2017 where we honored our incredibly dedicated employees for their years of service to Jawonio, and most importantly, their attention to detail, for going above and beyond providing the most excellent care for the people we serve.  It was a festive and…

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Vision Sports Club’s #GivingTuesday and Fitness Challenge with Ed Carpezzi & Chris Conover Supporting Jawonio this Holiday Season!

Thank you to our friends at Vision Sports Club, and Ed Carpezzi & Chris Conover for your generous support for Jawonio on #GivingTuesday and beyond! Three weeks ago today, members and non-members of Vision Sports Club trained at the club in three special classes, made donations and bought raffles all…

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Update on the Giving Tuesday Fitness Challenge with Ed and Chris

Here at Jawonio, we are sending a huge thank you shoutout to Ed Carpezzi and Chris Conover for doing their incredible Fitness Challenge in support of Jawonio at Vision Sports Club in Pearl River. Ed and Chris’s Go Fund Me page has raised over $7,190 in 28 days, which is…

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Jawonio Supporters and Community: End of Year Information

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones, As we are sure many of you have seen in recent days, the upcoming tax bill will likely have a major negative impact on organizations like Jawonio that depend on your generous charitable donations. While Jawonio does not give tax advice, please…

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Make An Impact During The Holiday Season

Dear Jawonio Friends & Family, The Ferri Family and Nazario Family are just two of the many families Jawonio has helped over the years. This would not be possible without your support. This past month, we held a groundbreaking for our $18 million dollar campus transformation. We also announced our $10 million dollar goal for the capital…

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DSP Spotlight-Jean Cheron

As part of the #bFair2DirectCare advocacy campaign to ensure that Direct Support Professionals are paid the living wage that has been promised in the New York State budget, we join together with agencies across the state to show the great work our DSP’s do everyday. Jawonio proudly recognizes the outstanding professionalism and dedication…

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Camp Jawonio Alumni Profile

Meet Ms. Susan Klein, Professor Emeritus of Special Education at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Susan is an alumni of “Camp Jawonio,” today known as the Summer Education Program.  Susan was a camp counselor from 1956 – 1959 when she was a teenager.  Her experiences at Jawonio helped to shape her interests…

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Driven For A Purpose: Interview with Mark Glasel

[Jawonio]: Mark, you have been a successful commercial estate agent in the region for decades, and now you work at TriForce Commercial Real Estate. How did you get into that field? [Mark]: While I was operating a Gantry Crane at Todd Shipyards in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, I heard my…

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Celebrating our Staff for National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week-Marie

In honor of National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, Jawonio celebrates the valuable contributions that our DSP staff make to the Jawonio Community by posting personal profiles of a few of our fantastic team. MEET MARIE DENISE PIERRE – Marie is originally from Haiti and lives in Spring Valley just a…

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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.