The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s (www.thearcjslc.org), announced that their Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center received confirmation that a student tested positive for COVID-19. The program’s management team is working in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Health, which is currently performing the contact tracing process pursuant to their protocols.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s (www.thearcjslc.org), Board of Directors and management team recognized staff members celebrating a milestone for longevity in service during the 2020 virtual annual meeting.
In honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), announced that Jerry Sharlow of Massena was awarded the distinction of “William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer,” from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID.)
The Foundation of St. Lawrence NYSARC (www.thearcjslc.org), is holding a virtual walk to promote awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders in place of the standard in-person, annual event in an effort to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Walkers may participate in their own community now until the Facebook Ceremony set for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The event will feature WWNY-TV’s Jeff Cole and may be accessed at www.facebook.com/thearcjslc.
Volunteering gives people an opportunity to enrich the lives of others. It also benefits, by allowing an experience to learn new things, make new friends, build lifelong connections, and most importantly…have fun while making a difference!
Internships provide a way for students to gain valuable experience in their chosen field with a multitude of disciplines, including: Clinical, Non-Profit Management, Direct Support, Theater, Dance, Art, and more. All internships are designed to benefit the individual we support, the agency, and the volunteer. Interns receive specialized training which is also helpful for job references and may qualify as their required internship. Internships do not ensure employment with the Agency, but may be used a stepping stone for the future.
Interns and Co-op students at The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence learn valuable skills that may be used in real-time by working directly with people. In these partnerships, the agency works with University personnel to meet specific course requirements. These relationships often result in employment opportunities upon graduation.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s (www.thearcjslc.org), announced that Dodge Pond Summer Camp for children is cancelled for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure is being taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of people with disabilities during these challenging times.