We provide home and community based services that target skill development and allow children to develop age-appropriate independent living and social skills using principles and strategy of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Horizons Article 16 Clinic is a New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) certified treatment facility that provides clinical services to people with developmental disabilities who are enrolled in Medicaid.
The 2021 Scarecrow Scuttle is shifting to a virtual format again this year, in consideration of safety and well-being of our runners, families, and people we support who look forward to participating in this event each year.
Again this year, participants can walk or run a 5K any day, any time, any location from now until October 31. The cost is $20 per person and includes a short sleeve race tee, and an entry to win other great prizes such as extra race gear or free registration for next year’s event. Additional shirts can be purchased for $15 each, or raise at least $50 in pledges for a race hoodie! Online registration is available here https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx.... Please be sure to upload any pictures to our Facebook event page!
North Country Initiative utilized $175,000 in remaining funding from the NY State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program to strategically invest in “Promising Practices” that continue the impactful projects implemented as part of the program before it ended in March 2020. Five projects were selected for funding and The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence was one of them! The project being funded is called, “Strengthening Access to Physical & Behavioral Healthcare for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) through Remote Technology”. The program will use remote technology for nurses to provide more frequent physical and behavioral health services to people with IDD in supportive housing. This technology greatly reduces nurses’ travel time across Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, thereby maximizing their services for these individuals in both quantity and frequency.
A new long-term co-op internship program being piloted at SUNY Potsdam is covering the cost of in-state tuition. It’s also giving focused students a suite of skills, college credits and job experiences in human services work that go well beyond what they would take away from an average internship.
The Arc Co-Op Internship Program places students for three years with The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, where they work with people with disabilities for a minimum of eight hours and up to 29 hours a week in residential, day habilitation and vocational services. A partnership of the SUNY Potsdam Lougheed Center for Applied Learning and The Arc, the initiative advances the College’s already significant commitment to applied learning and educational experiences tailored to the individual.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) announced that Lynn Pietroski, Chief Operating Officer, is the recipient of The Arc New York’s Marc N. Brandt Exceptional Leadership Award. This award was presented on April 29th, during the State-wide, virtual Board of Governors meeting.
The JRC Foundation, Inc. announced today that it received a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center, which provides child care, preschool, prekindergarten, and early intervention services for children of all abilities and their families. Bright Beginnings is a Program of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence (formerly the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center).
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) is announcing that Dodge Pond Summer Camp for children is cancelled for the 2021 season due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency administration is optimistic that they will be able to operate the camp in the summer of 2022.