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On April 28th, Doug Ward will be running in the 2019 New Jersey Marathon with much more than the finish line in mind. A fourteen time marathon finisher, Doug will combine his passion for running, love for his daughter, and gratitude for Early Intervention Services to raise money for Jawonio as we Build for Tomorrow.

This April, Doug's mission is to raise awareness and run in support of the new state of the art Early Intervention play, learning, and therapy space on our campus. This mission is personal for Doug, whose daughter was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two, and was in need of early intervention services and treatment.

Our new facilities will soon open, and continue to provide children between the ages of 18 months to 3 years with early intervention, evaluation, and treatment services by way of center-based and in-home models, both in individual and group settings.

Jawonio’s renowned therapeutic services include: Special Education, Audiology, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Psychology, Feeding and Adaptive Equipment.

Through this upcoming marathon in April, Doug's goal is to raise $10,000 to help young children who are a part of the Jawonio family. Our “Building for Tomorrow” campus transformation project will exceed new heights and bring exceptional health care into the future for children with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and chronic medical needs.

In past marathons, Doug has raised a total of over $30,000 for autism research, and he is thrilled that his efforts this coming April will allow us to continue "Building for Tomorrow".

Join us in cheering - Run Doug, Run!

"Please join me in fighting for children with special needs and make a donation to the Jawonio Foundation today.  I am so grateful to be able to run it forward and pay it forward to make a difference in the lives of children and families with special needs. Thank you."
-Doug Ward

See Doug's full story and donate to his cause on his Mightycause page: https://www.mightycause.com/story/74li8f

Jawonio Autism Awareness Day: Run, Doug, Run!

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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.