Step-Up Celebrates Class of 2021 Graduation Season

Date posted: June 3, 2021

Stepping Stones 2021 Graduation Ceremonies in the Step-Up Autism Alternative Education ProgramClass of 2021 gained two new members as Stepping Stones’ Step-Up Autism Alternative Education program applauded the accomplishments of two gentlemen this spring. 

Founded in 2004, Step Up was the first program of its kind in the region and offers individualized educations for students with severe autism. Stepping Stones partners with local school districts to serve those who are unable to succeed in a typical classroom setting at our 23-acre Given Campus in Indian Hill. The program currently serves students from more than 10 districts and provides a learning environment where they excel in their studies while developing communication and functional living skills.

The Spring 2021 graduation ceremonies of John Best and Roderick Hollis Jr. were milestones in the progress the students have made in their education. The celebrations also marked the progress we have all made in emerging from the global pandemic. 

Unable to be together in person last spring, Stepping Stones hosted drive-by graduations for 2020 graduates. To present students with their certificates of completion before an audience of their families, classmates and educators is a beloved tradition we are glad to continue. 

We congratulate our Step Up 2021 graduates John Best and Roderick Hollis Jr. on their tremendous achievement. We also wish them continued success as they enter the exciting next chapter of adulthood!

Enjoy photos from our 2021 graduation ceremonies, below:


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