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.
I thought I would provide an update on what the organization is doing during this period of uncertainty related to COVID-19. Based on an Executive Order from Governor Cuomo, our preschool and day service programs are closed until at least the end of April. We continue to provide supports to families in St. Lawrence County with our Respite and Supplemental Day Habilitation services. If families in Jefferson County are in need of any supports, please contact our Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals at 315-836-1333 and for St. Lawrence, if additional support is required; please call 315-379-9531. If you have any questions or concerns after business hours or on the weekends, you may call our Administrator on Duty at 315-778-4878.
This vacation is ideal for anyone who enjoys scary movies, haunted houses, trick or treating, and ghost stories around the fire. Dodge Pond is the place to be for a spooky good time. Please note that scary movies will be shown over the course of the weekend. Dinner will be served on Friday evening and there will be plenty of snacks and home-cooked meals through lunch on Sunday. This vacation is open to adults 22 and older.
Friday Arrival at 3:00 p.m. and Pickup on Sunday by 1:00 p.m.
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