Stepping Stones Learning Center (SSLC)

Stepping Stones Learning Center (SSLC)

2111 Hudson Ave, Rochester, NY 14617
Phone: (585) 467-4567 Fax: (585) 467-6973

http://www.steppingstoneslearning.com/
Stepping Stones Learning Center (SSLC) Is a nonprofit family centered program for children with and without special needs.

Classroom Programs:

SSLC offers a variety of inclusionary classroom programs including:
Tender Loving Caregiver(TLC) for children ages 15 months to 3 years old
Transition Integrated Classroom (EI) for children ages 20 months to 4 years old
1/2 Day Behavior Classroom (EI) for children ages 20 months to 4 years old
Preschool Integrated Classroom (3-5)
Pre-Kindergarten Classroom (4-5 and school age)
RCSD Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Program. Must be a City Resident and 4 years of age to participate
Full and Half Day Special Classes for children ages 3-5 identified to be on the autism spectrum

Related Services Department (EI and 3-5)
Related services such as speech, special education teacher services, occupational therapy, music therapy, physical therapy, social work services, assistive technology, psychological services and parent training by the above mentioned disciplines are provided throughout Monroe, Ontario, Genesee and Wayne Counties for children ages birth to 5. All approved related services are available independently or in combination with one another. Services may take place at SSLC’s designated clinic spaces, classrooms, childcare, nursery school, in the child’s home or an appropriate neutral site agreed upon by the parent and provider. Session frequency and duration are determined by the child’s IFSP or IEP. Collaboration between therapists, parents and other agencies involved is an integral part of the program and should be considered as an approved service whenever multiple providers are present on a child’s team. This could take the form of a meeting set on a predetermined basis.
For referral of services, contact the Main Office at (585) 467-4567

Specifically designed Autism programming available for children ages birth to 5. Contact Mary Richardson at mrichardson@steppingstoneslearning.com or
Christina Werts at cwerts@steppingstoneslearning.com

The Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) program is an example of one of the methods utilized to achieve the objectives. It is a combination of research and practical experience in child development, behavior modification, developmentally appropriate practices and meeting the overall needs of special children in combination with the principles of the “Lovaas” approach. It is imperative, in order for the ABA program to run smoothly and effectively for children; a team effort and ample communication are first and foremost on the agenda of each child’s curriculum. For information concerning this program or IFSP/IEP development, please contact Mary Richardson the Coordinator of Autism Services at (585) 467-4567 or mrichardson@steppingstoneslearning.com or Christina Werts at (585) 467-4567 or cwerts@steppingstoneslearning.com

The Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support (SCERTS) program at SSLC will be starting in the summer of 2011. The Relationship-based Autism Program (RAP) will be transitioning to the more empirically based SCERTS model. The goal of this model is to provide therapy that is individualized to children on the autism spectrum and his/her family, as well as to encourage social communication and provide appropriate supports in order to help the child gain and maintain regulation so learning can occur. For information concerning programs or IFSP/IEP development, contact Mary Richardson the Coordinator of Autism Services at (585) 467-4567 or mrichardson@steppingstoneslearning.com or Christina Werts at (585) 467-4567.

Medicaid Service Coordination
Ages 3-21 with approval through OPWDD. Please contact Melissa DeBadts, Medicaid Service Coordinator, at (585) 467-4567 or mdebadts@steppingstoneslearning.com.

Family Education and Training thru the OPWDD Waiver Programs Behavior Consultation
For children between the ages of 3-21 in need of services through the Family Support Services of OPWDD.

  • Please contact Megan Smith at msmith@steppingstoneslearning.com,
  • Melissa Gambino at mgambino@steppingstoneslearning.com
  • Rob Curran at rcurran@steppingstoneslearning.com. All may also be reached at (585) 467-4567.

Intensive Behavior Services
For children ages 3 – 21 through the OPWDD Waiver Program.

Please contact Megan Smith at (585) 467-4567 or msmith@steppingstoneslearning.com.

Autism Support Social Skills

For children ages 3 – 21 through Family Support Services of OPWDD. Please contact Megan Smith at msmith@steppingstoneslearning.com, Melissa eggert at meggert@steppingstoneslearning.com, or Rob Curran at rcurran@steppingstoneslearning.com. All may also be reached at (585) 467-4567.

Respite Camp For children between the ages of 3-8 who are approved for Family support services and wish to attend on school breaks and holidays. Please contact Christina Werts at (585) 467-4567 or cwerts@steppingstoneslearning.com.