Self-Direction Services

Self-Direction assists people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families to choose and manage their own budgets and services.  Self-Direction not only offers people supported greater choice and control over the supports they receive, but it also expands their options beyond traditional programs to include services such as community classes or training, gym memberships, camps, and reimbursements for software, internet, or cell phones.
Available:
Jefferson County
St. Lawrence County

Fiscal Intermediary

The Fiscal Intermediary provides a multitude of supports, including providing a complaint hiring process with requisite background checks, required training to staff, payroll and benefits (when applicable) and reimbursements based upon the individualized plan/budget. The Fiscal Intermediary is also responsible to collect and review all required paperwork and documentation to ensure compliance with Medicaid/OPWDD payments.
Available:
Jefferson County
St. Lawrence County

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING AND HONORS ACHIEVEMENTS

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), recently held their Annual Meeting to elect the officers for the Board of Directors, as well as honor employees, volunteers, and individuals supported by the agency. The 2021-2022 elected officers for The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Board of Directors are as follows: Jackie Sauter, President; Jennifer VanReenen, Vice President; and Joanne Rhode, Secretary/Treasurer.

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE FEDERAL CONTRACT STAFF HONORED

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) announced that federal contract custodial staff at the two separate sites were honored with the Commendable Service Award from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This distinguished award was presented in recognition of the work done during the pandemic at the Robert C. McEwen Ogdensburg Custom House and Massena Land Port of Entry. These federal contracts employ people with disabilities though the SourceAmerica, AbilityOne Program.

Transportation

In addition to operating the County's public transportation system, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence offers regular transportation for individuals who attend our programs and services.
Available:
Jefferson County
St. Lawrence County

Supported Employment

Supported Employment, Career Connections, and Opportunities provide community based employment service for adults 18 and older with a documented disability. Individuals with disabilities are placed within an industrial/business community setting with the goal of initiating and sustaining paid competitive employment.
Available:
Jefferson County
St. Lawrence County

Product Assembly & Cleaning

Seaway Industries can perform a variety of product assembly and cleaning solutions including: 1. Packaging. 2. General Assembly – assemble products, sort parts, kit assembly, product inspection. 3. Electronic cleaning. 4. Shrink Wrapping Commercial, State, and Federal contracts are available. State Solutions; NYSID Federal Solutions; NISH AbilityOne
Available:
Jefferson County
St. Lawrence County