NYSID State Solutions

JSLC Enterprises is a Preferred Source, New York State Industries for the Disabled, (NYSID) member agency.
  • The advantage of Preferred Source procurement is that there is no need to follow the competitive bid process.
  • NYSID purchases satisfy the obligation of NY State and local government customers to the Preferred Source Program.
  • This program was established via Article XI, Section 162 of the New York State Finance Law.
  • This law mandates that NY State agencies, schools, public authorities and municipalities are required to purchase products and

Career Connections and Career Opportunities

The program trains people with disabilities on pre-employment skills and guides them to identify a career/vocational direction. Individuals focus on work readiness by learning a variety of skills including how to interview and write a resume. Staff members support people through observation while participating in community employment to provide individualized guidance in real time. The goal of this limited-time service is to assist people with integrated community career exploration and to identify a care goal in up to 287 hours or 365 days; whichever comes first.
Available:
Jefferson County
St. Lawrence County

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE DEVELOPS INNOVATIVE OPTIONS FOR SERVICES AND EMPLOYMENT

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) continues to develop innovative employment and service options for people with developmental disabilities, even amidst the continued challenges of a global pandemic. A few of the highlights from 2021 include: The completion of a successful capital campaign at the main services building in Jefferson County, the purchase of the facility located on Bradley Street in Watertown, and the creation of the Bridges program for young people.

Bridges

The mission of Bridges is to provide services and supports to children and youth with developmental disabilities starting at age three through the various stages of youth until transitioning into adulthood. Bridges provides site-based and community-based services that target skill development and allow age appropriate advancement based on each person’s needs and individual goals.
Available:
Jefferson County
St. Lawrence County