Yvonne Bruinsma, Ph.D., BCBC-D
Founder and CEO, In STEPPS
In STEPPS has a broad and bold vision of the future. In 8 years In STEPPS has grown to 3 locations serving more than 300 families. We are proud of this accomplishment, and we are continuing to push the boundaries to do as much as it/we can do to continue our work in creating, building, and sustaining connections. To further our missions In STEPPS is committed to delivering a community center of excellence where research and reality coalesce to produce the best possible treatment for each child by providing a comprehensive range of services to families and the children to optimize their interventions. The next step in this vision translates into the opening of a non-profit private school that will deliver high-quality education and treatment for children with autism. The In STEPPS team has been hard at work and we are excited to announce the September 2018 launch of In STEPPS Academy. In STEPPS Academy is an enriched environment with dedicated and experienced teachers, rooted in science and grown with love. It is a school where building friendships is part of the curriculum, where autism strengths can be recognized and celebrated, where support is there when needed. We believe that if children don’t learn the way we teach, then we need to teach the way they learn.