WELCOME TO THE JRC
Founded in Watertown in 1954, the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center (JRC) has provided programs and services to hundreds of children and adults in Jefferson County who are developmentally disabled.
Although membership in JRC may only cost a few dollars, it plays an important role in the Organization’s effort to advocate for and support tens of thousands of children and adults who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
·Members provide clout! A large membership means that a louder and stronger voice is heard by state legislators and national policy makers.
·Membership helps provide more individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families access to programs and services through fundraising and advocacy efforts.
·Membership provides access to needed volunteers. As more volunteers are attracted to JRC’s work and mission, the Organization’s leadership base for the future can develop and grow.
·Membership means a better informed public. Awareness is an outgrowth of membership. It is the first step to creating society-wide acceptance of children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
·Membership dollars help JRC fulfill the many commitments to those they support. Membership dues help generate funds to get the job done locally as well as on state and national levels.
·Membership is the basic foundation on which JRC, the State Organization (NYSARC, Inc.) and the national association (The Arc) were founded.
·Membership can fulfill JRC’s needs such as volunteers for programs and committees, manpower and energy for fundraising, public awareness, special events and other important agency activities.
·Have a positive impact on the quality of life of people who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families.
·Networking and support.
·Become involved with other families and professionals in the field.
·Support innovative programs and services.
·Access to up-to-date information on topics of interest and current trends in the field of developmental disabilities.
·Attend training sessions and conferences at discounted rates at local, state and national levels.
·Know that you are making a difference in someone’s life because Membership Matters!
Jefferson Rehabilitation Center
380 Gaffney Drive
Watertown, New York 13601
Fax Number: (315)788-8557