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Next STEPs Success Stories

Next STEPs Parent Advisors use the knowledge and confidence that they gained through their participation in the Next STEPs training program to effectively advocate for their children. Here are some of their personal stories of success.

matt “Here is a picture of Matt participating in a spelling bee final last year. He is a strong speller and loves to get up in front of crowds – a perfect match for an event like this. Taking Next STEPs helped me recognize how powerful my child’s strengths can be when trying to help him build on his potential. “The other one is a medal from Pegasus- a therapy riding program. Next STEPs helped give me the confidence to seek out opportunities available in our community for me and my family.”
— Sherri – Parent of a 14 year-old with autism

jake “Working on enhancing Jake’s social skills paid off – as a senior in high school Jake was able to participate fully in his overnight class trip to Boston, dancing the night away on a Boston Harbor Cruise, and hanging with “the guys” at Fanueil Hall. Additionally, he not only attended the Sr. Prom but imagine my surprise when he arrived home and had been elected Prom King! Way to go Jake!”
— Jane – parent of 19 year old Jake who has autism and intellectual disability

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