• Sandy S. Parent of a STEP Participant

    “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 workplace. Employees at the job sites are very supportive. Essential to his progress […]

  • Parents of a STEP Participant

    “We would like to provide some overall feedback and appreciation to the STEP team regarding our son’s STEP experience, so other individuals can also benefit from this program. Our son started participating in STEP during the summer (ESY) program when he was 20 years old. Based on this experience, we determined this was the right […]

  • Nantanee K. Parent of a STEP Participant

    “Through her participation in STEP, our daughter, Monica, gained valuable vocational skills in a variety of settings in accordance with her interests. STEP’s individualized programming and internships in small-group settings in the community gave participants the skills and experiences needed to be successful in job applications and in their future workplaces. Monica got her first […]

  • Deborah K. Parent of a STEP Participant

    “This letter is in support of the STEP program of Community Options a testimonial to the successes my son has enjoyed during his daily activities on the job. The STEP transition program has helped Steven learn new skills through guided learning experiences. It has helped him grow into a responsible and contributing member of a […]

  • Sally G. Parent of a STEP Participant

    “It is my pleasure to recommend the Community Options STEP program. My son has participated in the program since 2010. STEP’s unpaid internships offer a daily schedule of productive activities, with exposure to varied types of work, in real-world settings, surrounded by regular working people, under the supervision of caring and energetic job coaches. STEP […]

  • Laura and Dennis W. Parents of a STEP Participant

    “Our son Jonah, nineteen years old and diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome, has been a participant in STEPS for just over a year. The program offered by Community Options has already provided him  with essential vocational support  and, for us, hope that he’ll achieve a level of independence that we’d almost given up on. Jonah […]

  • Julie R. Parent of a STEP Participant

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    “The STEP program has been a great way for my son to experience different working environments and develop his skills. He has been able to take on new responsibilities and achieve a greater level of independence. He is proud to be working, and we are optimistic that his experiences at STEP will open the door […]

  • Kelly B. STEP Participant

    Kelly B. STEP Participant

    “I have really enjoyed working with STEP.  I like my new job working at Arcadia Nursing Home.  STEP helped me a lot with gaining experience working in a kitchen.” – Kelly B. STEP Participant

  • Cathi R. Learning Consultant

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    “The STEP Program has provided our district with an excellent transition program for students who are ready to work in the community. The growth, maturity, and self-confidence I have observed in these students are impressive. The close contact between STEP and the district provides a communication link that is extremely effective. We always know what […]

  • Alex B. STEP Participant

    Alex B. STEP Participant

    “In the last three years, STEP has been preparing me for a job. STEP has helped me in putting a resume together that lists the many jobs I have done.  It’s given me an opportunity to help out and work with other people.” – Alex B. STEP Participant

  • Alexa A. STEP Participant

    Alexa A. STEP Participant

    “Working at the Health and Wellness Center, I have learned to clean the patient rooms, fold towels, and file charts.  My favorite was working at Risoldi’s where I bagged groceries and enjoyed meeting the people I worked with.  I work with the best people who are helping me reach my goals.” – Alexa A. STEP […]