Children & Youth Services

Children & Youth Services

Our Mission...

is to provide services and supports to children with developmental disabilities and their families.

We Provide...

home and community based services that target skill development and allows children to develop age appropriate independent living and social skills using principles and strategy of Applied Behavior Analysis.

We Aspire...

to teach those we serve and expand awareness in the community through internships, trainings, and community events.


Description of Services


Home and Community Based Services

Through the OPWDD Waiver Program, providing services and strategies to address daily living skills (personal care, showering, tooth brushing, face washing), self-care (dining, dressing, use of grooming aids), household chores (maintaining orderly environment, laundry, cleaning, and meal preparation), personal health care (nutrition, first aid, and self-medication), personal financial management (currency recognition to banking and purchasing), appropriate social behavior, fire evacuation, life safety activities, on-site professional services by qualified members of the clinical discipline (Behavior Analyst, OT, PT, Speech).

Clinical Support Services for Schools 
  • Behavior Consultation with licensed BCBA staff 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Speech Therapy 
Medicaid Service Coordination

To assist parents in accessing services for their child, including Medicaid Enrollment and Waiver Eligibility. 

Respite Services

Respite services are available on an “as-needed” basis to families throughout the county. The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence offers evening and weekend programs. Services are provided on a 24-hour basis. 

Weekday Clubs
  • Art Club 
  • Exercise Club 
  • Cooking Club 
Saturday Club

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence provides recreational trips and activities with a supervised peer group. A monthly calendar of events is developed by the group during their regularly scheduled meetings.

St. Lawrence County

9 Commerce Lane
Canton, NY 13617