Day Programs (S.T.E.P.S.)

Day Programs (S.T.E.P.S.)


If you have any questions about S.T.E.P.S., please call us!

75 Pineview Dr., Suite 200
Amherst, NY 14228


The next step in your journey starts here.

Congratulations on graduating from high school! You may be thinking about what to do now. S.T.E.P.S. (Success Through Engagement and Positive Supports) might be the next step in your life journey.

With four locations across Western New York, S.T.E.P.S. is a day habilitation program without walls where you will have the opportunity to make a new group of friends and participate in community outings.

S.T.E.P.S. participants volunteer for different organizations in the area, engage in leisure activities, and participate in various skill-building opportunities that might lead to a job.

Our staff will be right alongside you as you choose the path of your day. Enhanced staffing ratios allows S.T.E.P.S. to address the needs of individuals with challenging behaviors due to their disability.

A Typical Day

8:15 a.m.          Morning transport (provided)
9:30 a.m.          Morning meeting
10 a.m.             Morning activity
11:30 a.m.       Lunch
12:30 p.m.       Afternoon activity
2:30 p.m.         Afternoon transport (provided)

The S.T.E.P.S. program has five cohorts:

  • S.T.E.P.S. Tonawanda #1
  • S.T.E.P.S. Tonawanda #2
  • S.T.E.P.S. Eggertsville
  • S.T.E.P.S. Amherst
  • S.T.E.P.S. Clarence Center

Informed Choice – We support adults with intellectual disabilities to make choices about things that are important to them, including housing, friends, work, health, recreation, and leisure.

For more information, download our flyers:


Here's how to determine your eligibility:

  • Participant must be at least 18 years old and eligible for services through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
  • Service includes transportation to and from program, and to community activities throughout the program day.
  • S.T.E.P.S. is provided in a community setting, and individuals must be able to safely participate in this type of setting.
  • Individual must live within 10 miles of S.T.E.P.S. location to be eligible for Summit-provided transportation.
  • This service is funded by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and provided at no direct cost to individuals who are eligible