Testimonials on Our ProgramsStepping Stones was founded in 1963 as Greater Cincinnati’s first summer camp program for children with disabilities. Today, we offer a variety of year-round programs to help children, teens and adults build pathways to independence!
Hear from some of the individuals we serve and their families below about the positive impact Stepping Stones has made in their lives.
From the Individuals We ServeA Good Place to Go
I enjoy coming here because it keeps me on my toes. Without a place to go, I would get depressed. I have been coming here for a long time and have made friends here.
Home Away from Home
Stepping Stones is my home away from home — like family! It’s a program to help the need of planning your life. Stepping Stones has helped me throughout my life to grow and achieve my goals. It’s a great organization!
I Love this Place
Stepping Stones is a really perfect place to go! The outings we get to go on are phenomenal. I really enjoy it!
From the FamiliesStepping Stones is Our Mainstay
We have used Stepping Stones services since our child with DS was old enough to attend Summer Day Camp. We now attend Respites and Camp Allyn and the Adult Day program in Norwood. Love, love, love both!
The employees and volunteers are incredible, caring, fun, energetic and always have my child’s unique best interests at heart. I can say without exaggeration our life as a family and lives as individuals would be so bleak without Stepping Stones. My child loves it. We love it. It makes the WORLD of a positive difference to us! We cannot recommend Stepping Stones more highly and vigorously; it shines so much happiness in our world!
We Love It
My son has been going to camp and Saturday Kid’s Club for a while now. He loves Stepping Stones and asks to go to camp every day. We love the programs they offer, financial assistance and scholarships, and reading about and seeing our son’s adventures. They are truly a wonderful organization!
Every Day is Better than the Last
My brother has gone here for a very long time and every day is even better than the last!! Also a great place to volunteer!
We Are So Grateful
My son started Stepping Stones’ Autism Step Up program and he LOVES it! From the staff, to the environment — he looks forward to going to school and has been very successful after an unsuccessful experience at two other schools. We are so grateful for the Step Up program! Thank you so much to the entire staff.
I volunteered at Stepping Stones as a teenager in the ’70s and grew up to have a son with Down syndrome. I cannot imagine our lives without Stepping Stones…well I can, but when I do I get unbelievably sad. From summer day camp since age 6, to Saturday Kids Club and now Young Adults Club, to Respite Weekends and the Adult Day Services program in Norwood – Stepping Stones has improved his life immeasurably.
The people there are just mind-blowingly amazing wonderful incredible angels among us. When we count our blessings, Stepping Stones and all who are involved with it are WAY up on our list!
A Place to Have Fun
Stepping Stones is a diversified agency where you can meet people of all backgrounds and ages and you learn something new every day. Stepping Stones Staff are also very caring!
Has Stepping Stones made a positive difference in your life? We’d love to hear more! Email us to share your story.