The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence


      The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence

October 17, 2019

In honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (, announced that Noah Prior of Theresa was awarded the distinction of “William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer,” from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID.)

Prior works on NYSID Preferred Source contracts as an Assembly Worker with The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence business, Production Unlimited.  In his 21 years of employment on NYSID contracts, Noah has worked on a variety of assignments including AbilityOne Army Record contracts for folders, envelopes, and binders. He is one of only 51 New Yorkers with disabilities being acknowledged for consistent, impressive performance.

Prior stated, “I am happy to win this award and make money working on binders. Without this job, I would have to just stay home.”

NYSID is a not-for-profit organization with over 40 years of experience meeting the purchasing needs of government agencies while advancing employment for New Yorkers with disabilities. NYSID empowers people with disabilities through approved Preferred Source job opportunities provided by their statewide membership.

“Noah performs exceptionally well with operating equipment, machines, assembly work, and final packaging,” said Howard Ganter, Chief Executive Officer of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence. “He seeks opportunities to take on additional responsibilities, enjoys assisting fellow employees, and always works to improve his skills.” 

This recognition comes in conjunction with October’s National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM), led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. NDEAM’s purpose is to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The 2019 NDEAM theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now.”

The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence offers employment services that include job training, coaching, job development, and benefits management. To learn more, visit or find us on Facebook.