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Adirondack Stride for Pride

Adirondack Stride for Pride Provides Fun and Friends

Adirondack Stride for Pride is a group of North Country families with children ages 5-21+ who have a physical or developmental disability and want to get together and make friends.

Please join us and make new friends by getting together to participate in some fun activities, such as bowling, game night, ice skating, dancing or whatever else we can think of that is fun for all!  It is a great way for kids to get to know each other and for families to get to know each other!

  If you would like more information on Adirondack Stride for Pride, e-mail Mike Hannon and he will make sure you receive more information

Autism Spectrum Disorders Family Support Group in St. Lawrence County

Quarterly meetings with activities for families of children with ASD.  Group meets at BOCES in Canton, NY, refeshments provided.  Please contact Kirstie O'Grady, School Social worker, BOCES Beginning Years, at 716-523-3325.

DPAO Parent Support Group in Jefferson County

Parent Support Group of children on the Autsim Spectrum that focuses on issues most families deal with such as behavior, special education, socialization skills and most importantly, meeting other families who deal with the same problems. This group is designed to meet the needs of the family to help provide the most effective tools and skill development to assit with their family goals.

The group meets every other Thursday of the month ( generally in the evenings) at 617 David Street, Watertown, NY


For more information contact Disabled Persons Action Orgainization (DPAO) at 315-782-3577 or Terri Fulmer at 315 782-5285

eiFamilies Website; Part of the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project at the Just Kids

EiFamilies.jpgThe Bureau of Early Intervention and the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project announces a redesigned and updated website for the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project, known as Partners. This website, a part of New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention sponsored contract with Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center.

The website redesign includes:

  • New and updated information, resources and supports on a variety of Early Intervention related topics for families
  • A drop box feature which allows a user to view content translated instantly into one of 104 different languages
  • Information on Early Intervention Partners Training for parents
  • Helpful links to State and National programs and organizations
  • Early Intervention Program Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council

Local Early Intervention Council (LEICC) Meetings
LEICC meetings are open to the public and all parents, providers of children's services, and any other interested parties are welcome to attend. For further information regarding the Early Intervention Program, the services which it provides, referrals, and any other information contact the County Public Health Services listed below.

 County Public Health Services

LEICC Franklin County at (518) 481-1710 or (518)-891-4471 Malone, NY

LEICC Essex County  at (518) 873-3522 Elizabethtown, NY

LEICC Clinton County at (518) 565-4798 Plattsburgh, NY

LEICC St. Lawrence County at (315) 386-2325 Canton, NY

LEICC Jefferson County at (315) 785-3283 Watertown, NY

LEICC Hamilton County at (518) 648-6497 Indian Lake, NY

Medicine Horse Farm

A 501(c)3 non-profit orgainization and a PATH Int'l center dedicated to serving those with physical, medical and emotional disabilities. Located near Plattsburgh, NY Medicine Horse Farm promotes physical wellness and emotional healing in partnership with horses. An OPWDD Medicaid Provider for Day Habilitation Services through a Wavier program Coordinated by Citizen Advocates

Contact: Kary Johnson at 518-578-8409 or 518-483-1250 ext 217 to acquire this wavier service.

The Center offers a Vocational Training Program that is coordinated with schools and community agencies to offer alternative learning tracks in an agricultural setting. Medicine Horse Farm offers a Therapeutic Riding Program to a variety of age groups and has successfully served individuals with physical limitations, neurological disorders, hearing or vision impairments, ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and Sensory Integrative Disorders.

 To contact Medicine Horse Farm for more programming information please call Marie at 518-566-7217, email: or Residential Resources at 518-643-0100

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New Jefferson County Support Group

This support group sponsored by Learning Disability Association of the Mohawk Valley is for all who care for children and young adults with disabilities.These support group meetings will be a wonderful source of information, a time to share your story and a place to get that much needed support to continue and renew yourself to do this most important work.

Our group meets twice per month from 10am-12noon. The first monthly meeting will provide helpful information through guest speakers. The second meeting in the month provides everyone the opportunity to talk about their experiences and get the positive support needed from the group.

Please Join LDA host Kathy Wilcox at the upcoming New Support Group meetings on June 28, 2012 Gander Mountain Lodge Room at the Salmon Run Mall Arsenal St. Watertown and July 26, August 9, 2012 at 1 Thompson Park in Watertown

.For additional information and to attend contact Kathy Wilcox at 315-785-9440 or email

The Capital Region/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center

The Capital Region/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center of New York State. Servicing the early educational needs of children and parent advocacy.

ECDC provides trainings, presentations to parents and orgainizations as well as assessing individual early educational needs.

* For Early Education services call: (518) 464-6377; Fax: (518) 464-6369;

E-mail: (Ellen Burns, Director).

The Franklin County Down Syndrome Society

 The Society's pimary mission is to raise awareness of Down Syndrome in Franklin County and provides a "Speakers Series" for parents raising children or young adults diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

For information contact Shannon McArdle at 518-521-3012 or E-mail:

Franklin County Down Syndrome Society

28 Third Street Malone, NY 12953


The Lodge at Dodge Pond

The Lodge at Dodge Pond, owned and operated by The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence, offers specialized retreats designed for people with developmental disabilities. 

2019 Vacations 

  • Super Bowl Weekend; February 2-4
  • Titus Mountain Tubing; February 22-24; Free Event Just for Children Ages 8-17
  • Ice Fishing Weekend; March 8-10 
  • WrestleMania Weekend; April 6-8
  • Big Bass Weekend; September 6-8
  • Spa Weekend; September 20-22
  • Fright Night; October 25-27

For more information, please download the brochure, call (315) 848-2336 or visit

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