Traci Johnston, our founder, began as a special educator in the public school system. As the years went on she struggled with the idea of her students leaving school without a place to go. She came to the realization that she could provide a "college like experience" for these young adults through a structured day program. She developed Next Step as a program where young adults can continue learning and growing towards independence and community integration. We began in one room at the Deer Park Community Center with a handful of young adults. Information of our structured program began to spread and our group of young adults grew. Before we knew it, we were in need of a new facility in order for all of our young adults to have space to grow and learn. We continue to grow and look forward to our next steps as a company and day program!