Program Overview

Within our School Based Services, we have the unique ability to provide an array of custom-tailored support services to meet each school district’s individual needs. Our services can include a comprehensive program providing intensive mental health supports within a special education classroom setting, such as our STARRS and ARCHES programs; a full-time behavior specialist; the ability to access our network of providers through our SPIN services; and customized training for staff, students and parents. All programs utilize evidence-based principles and are centered around our core philosophy of Wraparound care.

Our School Based Services often prove critical in the ultimate success of students, due to the lack of mental health supports and pro-social emotional supports available for students. Our services are unique in that they follow students beyond the classroom and into their homes.


  • We can service any student in grades K-12, including youth in Alternative Education and/or Vocational settings.

Making A Referral

Due to the flexibility and customization of our school-based programs and services, each program is designed in partnership with each respective school district. Inquiries about available services can be directed to our Director of Community Initiatives at or (315) 801-5706.

  • 67%
    By the end of the 2020, both STARRS and ARCHES successfully transitioned 67% of students to a less restrictive environment.
  • 81%
    Students across both programs were able to display positive behaviors 81% of the time during school.
  • 14
    School based services has a physical presence embedded in five school districts and has provided various other supports such as KEY, trainings and provider services in 14 school districts.

School Based Services Age Group

  • Children
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  • Fulton
  • Herkimer
  • Madison
  • Oneida

We can provide School-Based Services in any school district within the Mohawk Valley and beyond.

Currently, we have intensive programs in Madison Oneida BOCES and Herkimer BOCES. We provide staffing support in Cooperstown, Utica, and Cherry Valley Springfield Central School Districts, and we have provided SPIN/KEY/and/or other Training Services for the following districts: Canastota, Cooperstown, Notre Dame, Oneonta, Richfield Springs, Rome, Sauquoit, Whitesboro, and New Hartford.

Why Consider School Based Services

Our Team Approach

We embrace the Wraparound model for all of our care, services and programs. Our staff works collaboratively to develop and implement customized treatment plans for the individuals and families in our programs, and each team member contributes to our clients’ successes.

Empowerment & Support

At ICAN, we strive to empower and support individuals and families facing life challenges, by providing them with the tools to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. We assist them with succeeding in any goal they may have set, whether it be recovering from addiction, finding success in the classroom, creating a healthy home for their family as they anticipate the birth of a child, or seeking support and community resources, all while keeping families together as they process through their traumas.

Access To Resources

We connect individuals and families with critical community resources, such as access to physical and mental health providers, employment opportunities, housing options, peer support groups, and Wraparound services. We understand that access to some of these services can be difficult to attain during certain life challenges, and we are here to help individuals and families overcome this obstacle.


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What People Have To Say About School Based Services

The most amazing team ever. The things they have done for my son and family are more than I could ever thank them for. My family wouldn’t be where it is today without them.
Ashleen M.
My experience with Kids Oneida has been amazing. You guys are always there whenever we need advice, help or any kind of input. You make Joey feel like number one. We appreciate and value the Kids Oneida team so much.
Krista R.
Great teamwork and communication from home to school; with the classroom, social worker and Kids Oneida Providers.
Nicole L.
Our partnership is a coming together, being united by a common purpose, while each bringing our individual strengths. Working collaboratively, we are able to achieve much more than we could by ourselves as we all work toward the best outcomes for our students.
Laura K.
They go above and beyond the call of duty. It’s all about the kids.
Sue C.
Having this partnership is important to support not only our students in our program, but their families. It helps our students grow academically, emotionally, and socially. This union between a school-based program and a community-based program helps provide more outside services to each family. By providing these services, it helps families become invested on all levels.
Ashley D.
I am the proud mom of Landon C. Landon was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD in April 2018. Landon started with Kids Oneida and the STARRS program in November 2018, shortly after starting Kindergarten. Both of these programs have amazing teachers, aides, counselors, and coordinators!! They all have worked so hard to keep Landon safe, work on his behaviors, give him time and space when needed, and achieve his goals!!… Read More
Heather B.
The STARRS Program has given me hope that my child can find a place where he can be himself and not feel ‘different.’ It’s given me the freedom to improve life for me and my son. It’s been a breath of fresh air to be involved with people who ‘get it’ and who see the value in my child and people like him.
Amanda A.

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