Autism Info Center


Information Sessions

Support Groups

Community Outreach

As a significant provider of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges, Jawonio recognizes that the co-occurrence of autism and psychiatric disabilities is a growing phenomenon in our community. We are also aware that this lifelong challenge for individuals, families, and the community, requires a continuum of services that will provide interventions beginning at the earliest stages.

The Autism Training and Resource Center at Jawonio will serve as a service and resource hub for individuals and families as well as a training facility for families, professionals, and the supporting community throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The Center will also provide the resources needed for community outreach and education by funding transportation, outreach materials, training space, and equipment.

Informational sessions and training will be held approximately once per month and will encompass a wide variety of topics valuable to families and the greater community.


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
* 5-6:30pm for August 4th Session

260 N. Little TorRoad, New City NY 10956

Deadline to register is up to the day prior to the session.

For questions about the programs please contact:
Sara Trowers, Director of Day Habilitation Services, at 845-708-2000 x2339 or via email:

July 29th | 6pm

Understanding the Diagnosis: 45 minutes
Presented by: Dr. Arnie Cabasso and Kristin Kiggins, M.S.  Audience: All

Understanding the Diagnosis will go in-depth on understanding intellectual disabilities, more specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder. Identifying what might we expect will assist us in how to support individuals with behaviors and work towards establishing a better quality of life.

August 4th | 5pm

Family Support Group: 45 minutes
Presented by: Carla Brajkovic, LCSW-R Audience: All Age Groups

A support group for family members, caregivers, or others involved in the care and support of individuals with autism. This will be an open discussion group with the option to express any concerns the members may have. Individual sessions are available as needed.

August 18th | 6pm

Support for Family Members (including siblings): 45 minutes
Presented by: Dr. Joseph Zweig/Peers/NAMI/Carla Brajkovic, LCSW-R Audience: All

The Jawonio PROmiSe Program and NAMI Rockland will share information and resources found to be helpful by those who experience the challenges of ASD as well their families. You will hear from those with lived experience who, together with their significant others have joined or developed networks that contribute to growth, advocacy, and support. NAMI Rockland will give an overview of their services, especially for those who may experience occurring behavioral health challenges.

August 26th - 6pm

First Responders/Community Organization: 45 minutes
Presented by: Jane Mullin, LCSW-R, Kristin Kiggins, M.S. and Jone Ginsburg, Incident Manager
Audience: Community Organizations & Parents

Jane Mullin:

"This presentation will outline and describe resources for a variety of first responders and community-based organizations who may encounter individuals in crisis or need of redirection and/or optimum referral resources."

Kristin Kiggins:

"First Responders & Autism will focus on educating emergency service professionals on how to work effectively with individuals with Autism. Proactive interventions, both from emergency service professionals and families will help facilitate a better relationship with the individuals they serve in the community."

Register For a Program

For questions about registration please contact Tammy King, Day Services Admin at

About us

We provide care for thousands of children and adults 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.