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. Much has changed since the agency was launched in the basement of a church by a group of farsighted parents.
Today, JRC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation employing over 650 staff members and serving more than 1000 individuals and their families each year. JRC provides a wide range of services that are designed to enhance the quality of life and maximize the potential of persons with disabilities through education, vocational opportunities, training, residential services, inclusion, and advocacy in a community-based setting. A dedicated staff of medical, educational and therapeutic professionals, and specially trained direct care personnel provide the necessary support and training to the individuals they serve.
The goal of JRC is to enhance the quality of life and maximize the potential of persons with disabilities and to assist family members. These goals are achieved through education, vocational opportunities, training, residential services, inclusion and advocacy in a community based setting.