A Step Ahead does not tolerate Racism within its staff and community. We acknowledge the pain and suffering our black, indigenous, and families of color endure daily due to continued racism, violence and systemic injustice of all forms. A Step Ahead stands beside you as part of this community and recognizes the work that we must do as individual members and as a community to eliminate systemic racism and all forms of injustice. We are committed to accomplishing this work with the families we serve, our staff, and the communities we live in. We are dedicated to creating safe places for people's voices to be heard and to truly listen and learn from those voices. We must all work together to create environments that are safe and affirming and that honors the diversity of all our communities.

David Pozolinski
Executive Director

Your Home for Children with Special Needs

A Step Ahead in Pierce County is one of the region’s most progressive organizations for children ages birth to three who have one or more developmental delays. We provide convenient, home-based therapy and educational services, including speech, physical and occupational therapies and special education.

Our team of talented and tenacious professionals work with you and your family as partners, advocates and a support system of care. Our pledge is to unlock the full potential in every child we see.

Annabelle's Story

When the staff at A Step Ahead assessed 20-month-old Annabelle, she only knew five words, a moment her mom recalls as “devastating.”

Thanks to intensive therapy, she’s achieved significant progress. “She has a big vocabulary,” says her mother, Emily. “She’s walking and talking much better. And she’s now able to play and interact with other children, something she couldn’t do when we started.”

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An Array of Services

Our talented team of professionals includes physical and occupational therapists, special education teachers, speech therapists and others, all working together with your child’s special needs in mind. We address your concerns, involve you in every step and customize a plan to benefit your child.

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Give Hope

Every child we see benefits from life-changing therapies. Yet high deductibles, co-pays and lack of coverage make paying for services a challenge for many families.

We never turn a family away, thanks to the generous support of donors, foundations and people just like you.

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Our Mission

Supporting families of infants and toddlers with special needs by enhancing their development and relationships both at home and in their community.