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… Read More

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)… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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. … Read More