Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

Disability Resource Coordinator

Stephanie Harris


(315) 786-3656

1000 Coffeen St.

Watertown, N.Y.13601 


We are specialized staff that help change local workforce systems to better serve individuals with disabilities.   

How we do this...

1.  Educate Career center staff, community colleges, businesses, on The ADA, disability etiquette and the potential of hiring people with disabilities.

2. Coordinate and Assist in recruiting individuals with disabilities to participate in career pathway programs, resume building, employment search, and how to keep employment.

3. Provide benefits advisement, work incentive counseling to job seekers in receipt of SSA benefits/SSI/SSDI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

How To Use Ticket To Work

Ticket to Work connects you with free employment services to help you decide if working is right for you, prepare for work, find a job or maintain success while you are working. If you choose to participate, you will receive services such as career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and job placement and training from authorized Ticket to Work service providers, such as Employment Networks (EN) or your State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency. The service provider you choose will serve as an important part of your "employment team" that will help you on your journey to financial independence.

Learn more about the type of service providers that will help you as part of your employment team.

Who Qualifies?

Participation in the Ticket to Work Program is free and voluntary.  

18 through 64 who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of his or her disability is eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work Program.  Social Security no longer sends paper Tickets in the mail, and you don't need a paper Ticket to participate! Your eligibility will be verified by the service provider. 


(EARN) The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion- offers information and resources to help organizations of all sizes recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.  


(JAN) Job Accommodation Network 

The leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

For more information, please visit http://www.AskJAN.org