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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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The 12th Anniversary of Jawonio’s Loaner Closet

Did you know that Jawonio has a loaner closet that meets the needs of a diverse community. This unique service supports the community when they need it most. The Jawonio Loan Program provides families and individuals with access to equipment such as wheelchairs, strollers, bath/shower chairs, walkers, canes, commodes, and…

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Jawonio opens Thrift Shop in Yonkers

Have a look at the LoHud story for more information on our Yonkers Thrift Store location!

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Jawonio seeks $18M campus revitalization

Despite the water-stained ceilings, worn carpeting and rusty baseboards, the chief executive officer of Jawonio thinks the New City campus is beautiful because of what happens there each day. However, Jill Warner believes it’s time for the facility “to match the good work we’re doing.” “The work that takes place…

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Support Jawonio with Amazon Smile

With the amount of people shopping on at any given moment, wouldn’t it be great if even a small portion of those dollars could be used to give back? Now, you can donate to the Jawonio Foundation just for shopping on Amazon not just once, but every time you buy…

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Jawonio’s Kidz Express Honors The Salmon Family

Brendan and Arielle Salmon are twins that were born through C-section at 36 weeks due to a difficult pregnancy. At 26 weeks the doctors detected that Brendan’s growth was not progressing at a normal rate and was starving in utero. The Salmons made the difficult decision to go through with…

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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.