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The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence


       The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence

May 19, 2022

The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence (, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, announced the expansion of Self-Direction and Fiscal Intermediary services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

“We have seen a growing need for Fiscal Intermediary and Self-Directed services. The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence has spent the last few years fine-tuning the process in Jefferson County and are now looking to expand in St. Lawrence,” stated Lynn Pietroski, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are looking forward to this expansion to support more people with disabilities to achieve their goals.”

Self-Direction allows people with developmental disabilities and their families to have a higher level of control over their budget for services. Along with providing different choices, Self-Direction offers reimbursement for technology, classes, camps, etc. People may also purchase traditional services as part of the individualized plan.

Individuals involved with Self-Direction may choose to have an agency assist them or handle management themselves with assistance from a Fiscal Intermediary and Support Broker. The Fiscal Intermediary is a co-manager working with the person enrolled in Self-Direction. They assist the family with the hiring processes, regulatory compliance, staff training, payroll, and benefits.

The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence provides lifelong opportunities that enhance the lives of people, so that they may achieve their goals and aspirations. To learn more about the quality programs available, visit or find us on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube.

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About The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence:
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence seeks to be the premier provider of services for people with diverse needs through the continuum of life.