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Step Ahead Program

Designed for students with severe or profound intellectual disabilities and/or multiple disabilities.

Students getting ahead, one step at a time

The goal of the Step Ahead program is to provide K-12 students with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities the opportunity to become motivated, responsible and independent citizens, by teaching each student in this therapeutic program the essential life and social skills to become vital participants in our society.

The Step Ahead Program emphasizes social relationships, career development, job performance, and independent daily living skills.


“Austin Centers was a great change for our child. We were impressed at how patient teachers are with students and their different needs.”

Parent of Step Ahead Student

Step Ahead focuses on several areas

Specialized supports and services are provided to students within classrooms including:

Parents see progress toward a level of independence

Instruction is tailored to the individual learner’s needs and goals. Transition and career education services are essential components through which the students learn to live meaningful and satisfying adult lives.