STEPS Academy
STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism
4040 Tamarack Drive
Parma, OH 44134
Phone: (440) 572-1337
*S*trength-Based *T*eam Approach *E*mpirically-Supported *P*erson-Centered *S*tate of the Art Innovative program

Autism Checklist

  • Has little interest in mixing or playing with other children.
  • Leaves you confused because they laugh at inappropritate times, sometimes when people are hurt.
  • Makes very little eye contact and when they do it is fleeting, often out of the corner of their eye.
  • Likes predictability and routine and can become distressed if this does not occur.
  • Would be described as having no fear of danger.
  • Games may appear odd, choosing to play with unusual items such as vacuum cleaners.
  • Does not seek attention when obviously in pain and may therefore be described as insensitive to pain.
  • Repeats phrases that they have heard, often in a completely wrong and inappropriate context. They may repeat rude phrases.
  • Would be described as liking their own company.
  • Cuddles are not sought or wanted.
  • May engage in the spinning of objects or be fascinated by patterns of moving light.
  • Appears not to listen and respond to the verbal world.
  • May attach to very unusual objects, or be over attached to items such as cars or Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • Has great difficulty in expressing their wants and needs. Will probably be highly reliant upon gesture and pulling adults to what they want.
  • Physical activity may be much more pronounced than other children of the same age or much less active.
  • The child may enter into a tantrum without there being a discernable cue or trigger. The tantrums seem to come out of the blue.
  • Will respond to teaching that is highly adjusted to suit children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  • There may be an uneven development of large and fine motor skill development. For instance the child may be able to thread beads with great skill but find riding a tricycle or bike very difficult.

STEPS Consulting is proud to announce the opening of The STEPS Academy!

The STEPS Academy is a private specialized school for students diagnosed on the autism spectrum and related developmental differences, servicing 2 1/2 - 22 years old. The STEPS Academy is a center based program with an emphasis on speech, OT, social skills and ABA Therapy.

We also offer an inclusion program and school consultation services.

Please join us for our open house on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at: The STEPS Academy 4040 Tamarack Drive Parma, Ohio 44134

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Cole Aiton, Kayleigh Hahn, and Jackie Sura: Autism Awareness

Cole Aiton and Kayleigh Hahn, Students at Academy of St. Adalbert, are joined by Jackie Sura, Clinical Director of STEPS at St. Adalberts program promoting Autism Awareness Month.

Cleveland City Council gives those with autism a chance to shine

Art from more than 50 students at the Steps Center for Excellence in Autism was showcased in the Cleveland City Hall rotunda, where it will remain for the rest of the month. April is Autism Awareness Month.

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