“My son has participated in STEP since he graduated from vocational school. He is thriving in the program. He benefits from the variety of work environments, all based in the community, which help identify where he would be most successful in the work place. Employees at the job sites are very supportive.

Essential to his progress is the expertise of his job coaches and the STEP management team. They are always willing to accept feedback and suggestions from parents. They set goals to continually help my son improve his job performance.

An important aspect of STEP is the social component. My son enjoys lunch daily with other participants, and practices on-the-job interactions with co-workers and staff.

Participating in STEP has boosted my son’s self- esteem, independence, confidence, and job skills. He is making significant progress toward the goal of paid employment.”


Sandy S.
Parent of a STEP Participant