steps academy

At the foundation of the STEPS Academy is a person-centered and humanistic approach to relating with students, which serves to establish trusting relationships as well as reinforce the understanding that every student is unique and not defined by their diagnosis.

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STEPS Academy offers comprehensive, intensive and individualized educational programs serving children and young adults from age 3 through 22. Academic instruction is combined with behavioral support and emphasizes the following:

  • Language and communication skills

  • Social skills and building connections to others

  • Daily living skills

  • Fine and gross motor skills

  • Pre-vocational skills

  • Art and Music enrichment

  • Emotional regulation

  • Independence

  • Leisure skills

STEPS Academy is recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as an approved non-public charter school and accepts the Ohio Autism Scholarship and the Jon Peterson Scholarship.

STEPS Academy’s professional staff of educators include:

  • Intervention Specialists

  • Speech and Language Pathologists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts

  • Psychologist

  • Social/Emotional Coaches

  • Licensed Teachers

  • Classroom assistants

What We Do

Our focus is to provide enriching opportunities and academic programming that meet the unique educational needs of our students. Our multidisciplinary team designs each student’s program to ensure that they are successfully developing and learning in targeted skill areas. Communication is the primary focus at STEPS Academy and it’s incorporated into all activities. In addition, we work diligently to prepare our students for adulthood through transition planning and vocational training opportunities.

The primary goals for our students include:

  • Increasing communication

  • Developing academic and vocational skills

  • Participating in community-based and experiential learning opportunities

  • Identifying passions and strengths for learning, leisure and vocational opportunities

  • Promoting emotional well-being through trusting relationships, academic and behavioral supports

  • Developing skills that promote self-advocacy and foster independence

  • Gaining self-help, leisure and recreational skills

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Where We Are

The STEPS Academy is located at:
4040 Tamarack
Parma, Ohio 44134

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Where We Are

The STEPS Academy is located at:
4040 Tamarack
Parma, Ohio 44134

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