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The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence (, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, announced that they will be holding a Job Fair at 420 Gaffney Drive in Watertown on June 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A variety of positions are open including: Direct Support Professionals, Certified Nursing Assistants, Nurses, Teachers, Vocational Counselors, and more!


The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence (, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, announced that the Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center, located in Watertown, was selected by National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) as a 2022-2023 NASET School of Excellence. This distinction has been bestowed upon select qualified, licensed special education schools.

Fun Day

July 30, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gouverneur Riverview Park

Hosted by the agency’s Recreation Committee, this is a picnic for people supported by The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence.

Autism Awareness Walk

September 10, 2022
Registration at 9 a.m.
Canton Village Park

Registration at 9:00am | Walk at 10:00am

There is NO MINIMUM ENTRY FEE! Everyone is welcome to attend. However, t-shirts will be given to registrants who raise $50 or more, while supplies last.

Gift bags will be given to the first 350 to register at the walk!

Enter Free Contests to Win Prizes.

Visit the Autism Walk page at

Sunset at the Park

September 8, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
One Thompson Park, Watertown

$65 Per Person, $120 Per Couple, or $480 Corporate Table of 8

$10 Discount Per Couple, if Registered for the Golf Tournament

Specialty Cocktails, Dinner, Desserts, and Silent Auction

2 Complimentary House Beverages Per Person

Country Club Casual

Live Music Featuring

Registration is Limited, Don’t Wait! RSVP by August 31, 2022

For More Information: 315-836-1364

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence Job Fair

June 14, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
420 Gaffney Drive, Watertown

Hiring: DSPs, CNAs, Nurses, Teacher Aides & More!

Excellent Benefit Package!

Sign on bonuses available for many positions!

Speak to representatives from the agency on exciting job opportunities across Jefferson County.

Learn more about our job opportunities at

Contact Sarah at Contact Me for more information!

Behavior Support Services

A team of Behavior Specialists and assistants develop functional analyses of behavior, and work closely with the support team to develop individualized behavioral supports designed to help reinforce positive and appropriate behaviors while decreasing less adaptive behaviors. The clinicians visit sites throughout the agency to provide support and training to the staff and individuals at those locations. The support plans are goal-based, proactive in nature, and strive to minimize the use of rights restrictions, and/or artificial consequences. Counseling services are provided as needed under the supervision of the consulting psychologist. Crisis management support is available from a staff on call during all non-business hours.

Behavioral approaches have the most evidence for treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They have become widely accepted among educators and healthcare professionals and are used in many schools and treatment clinics. A notable behavioral treatment for people with ASD is called Applies Behavior Analysis. ABA encourages desired behaviors and discourages undesired behaviors to improve a variety of skills.