Foundations2-013CoSer 206 is a transition planning service option designed to meet the mandate of the Part 200 Commissioner’s Regulations on the provision of transitional services to students with disabilities. The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, in collaboration with Oneida-Madison BOCES, can provide students with disabilities meaningful community-based integrative preparation for employment in order to make an easier transition from school-to-work. The service is for students transitioning into Supported Employment, college or CollegeWorks. Special Education students in Middle School through Grade 12 have experienced successful outcomes.

Comprehensive services include:

  • Career exploration
  • Post-secondary exploration
  • Individualized job readiness skill building
  • Job development and job coaching
  • Part-time paid employment
  • Job retention skill training
  • Job shadowing experiences
  • Unpaid work assignments

Individualized services
Individualized services based upon outcomes/goals on the IEP. To be provided one-on-one in the community or on the school campus.

Foundations Program
Half day program which consists of 40 weeks of campus based and community based instruction with the focus on career exploration and employability skills training. Students are bussed by their home school district to MVCC Campus.

STRIDE Services
15-30 week series of classroom instruction held at a school for up to 10 students one hour per week. Curriculum focuses on work/life skills and vocational preparation.

COPS Program (Proctor Students Only)
Half day program of community based work experience at one of four locations: Sitrin Home, Progress Industries, Price Chopper and MVCC. The program is an ideal situational assessment opportunity with a focus on appropriate work skills. Available only to Proctor High School students at this time.

Half day program for 13-15 year old individuals with a focus on developing independent life skills and orientation to community activities as they relate to employment. Targeted toward middle school students. Students are bussed by their home school district to the program site.

VESID Fast Tracking
The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter can provide linkage to VESID services.

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter and Oneida-Madison BOCES collaborate with the following school districts:

Adirondack Central School Remsen Central School
Brookfield Central School Sauquoit Central School
Clinton Central School Utica City Schools (Proctor)
Holland Patent Central School Waterville Central School
New Hartford Central School Westmoreland Central School
New York Mills Central School Whitesboro Central School
Oriskany Central School


For more information, please contact:
Brandi McCanney, School to Work Manager
Phone: 315.272.1693
Email: Brandi McCanney