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Celebrating our Staff during National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week-Valerie

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 members on our fantastic team. MEET VALERIE HSIUNG – Originally from Taiwan, Valerie has lived in the U.S. for over 35…

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Thank You To Our 2015 Donors!

We would like to thank everyone that contributed to The Jawonio Foundation in 2015. Your generous donations helped our events and appeals surpass their goals. Our success could not be possible without all your support. Thank you to all of our wonderful friends that helped make 2015 a very special…

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

In honor of National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, Jawonio celebrates the valuable contributions that our DSP staff makes to the Jawonio Community by posting personal profiles of a few members on our fantastic team. MEET ELIZABETH CESAR – Elizabeth lives in Spring Valley, NY and has worked as a DSP…

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Celebrating our Staff during National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week-Fiordaliza

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 members of our fantastic team. MEET FIORDALIZA – Fiordaliza Arroyo lives in Yonkers and works for Jawonio at its Yonkers program…

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Jawonio Leads #bFair2DirectCare Advocacy Efforts

In the past month, Jawonio has led advocacy efforts as a part of the #bFair2DirectCare campaign, which is urging Governor Cuomo to add $45 million into the state budget, each year for the next six years to provide for fair wages for direct care workers who provide critical services for…

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23rd Annual Employment Recognition Breakfast

Last week Jawonio hosted our 23rd Annual Employment Recognition Breakfast at the Tarrytown DoubleTree Hilton. Opening remarks were made by Jill Warner, CEO, Madelon Berger, Board Chair and Stacey Kantrowitz, Progarm Director of Community Employment Services. Jawonio recognized our National Disability Employment Award Winners including; Rockland Music Conservatory, Uniqlo, WEROK,…

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Jawonio’s Kidz Express Honors The Mason Family

Kimberly and Tiffany Mason are twins that were born 3 months prematurely with complications. Because of the difficulties they had, it took them 2-2 ½ months to come home. Their mother says that her and her husband had no idea what to do, but that’s where Jawonio stepped in.“Jawonio Early…

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Clarkstown North Students Interview Jawonio Staff and Consumers

Brian Golden, Lior Zweig, & Natalie Mastalerz are sophomores at Clarkstown North Senior HS working on a project for their annual National History Day competition. The theme for this year’s competition is “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange”. As a person who is hearing impaired, education and utilization of American Sign Language…

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Passing of the ABLE Act – January 2016

Today Senator David Carlucci and his Communications Director Justin Devendorf visited our Jawonio Tech building to visit some of our staff and consumers. Together we celebrated the passing of the ABLE act in New York State. Senator Carlucci was instrumental in getting this important legislation passed for individuals with disabilities.…

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Thank You to All of the Donors in Our End of Year Appeal!

A huge thank you goes out to all those that participated in our End of Year Appeal. Thanks to your generosity and nearly 300 donations, we surpassed our goal and raised over $52,000! We could not have done it without the amazing Salmon Family (Dan, Ellie, Scott, Karen, Lisa and…

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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.