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

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

Contact

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

716.629.3400
75 Pineview Dr., Suite 200
Amherst, NY 14228

S.T.E.P.S.

The next step in your journey starts here.

Congratulations on graduating from school! You may be thinking about what’s to come. S.T.E.P.S. (Success Through Engagement and Positive Supports) might be the next step in your life journey.

With three locations across Western New York, S.T.E.P.S. is a day habilitation program where you will have the opportunity to make a new group of friends and participate in lots of 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.

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

  • S.T.E.P.S. Tonawanda #1: St. Clare Center 1st Floor – St. Francis of Assisi Church, 144 Broad Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
  • S.T.E.P.S. Tonawanda #2: St. Clare Center 2nd Floor – St. Francis of Assisi Church, 144 Broad Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
  • S.T.E.P.S. Eggertsville: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226
  • S.T.E.P.S. North Tonawanda: Renewal Church, 530 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

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.

Eligibility

Here's how to determine your eligibility:

  • Participant must have exited high school
  • Must be eligible under the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
  • Service includes transportation to and from program, and to community activities throughout the program day.
  • This service is provided in a community setting, and individuals must be able to safely participate in this type of setting
  • 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