As parents and caregivers of children with special needs, we know the overwhelm of getting proper care from medical, educational and community resources.  ​The bottomline is these services will never be fully effective without a solid home base.


At StepUp2Start, we target effectively simple home programs to improve your child's outcomes.  We improve current supports, find new resources, and start (or step up) home intervention easily.  We only use best practices and techniques designed by education professionals, BCBAs, and Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs).  

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autism made easier

Using proven practices, teachable moments and simple solutions, we help you effectively engage your child and level up their progress.  An organized home base is key to powerful advocacy
and essential service coordination and
it is easier than you think!  

while you're waiting on the appointments...
waiting on the assessments...
waiting on the call backs...

we can LEVEL UP...

  • Home-based practices with best fit professional strategies that produce noticeable change.

  • IEP goals prioritizing your child's strengths and needs based off professional assessments.

  • New (and/or free) resources for immediate program improvements.

  • Best speech language practices, functional solutions and time savers.

  • Resource coordination to improve your child's generalization.

  • A plan of care connecting home, medical, educational and community resources.

  • Measurable goals and milestones so you can see clear progress.

start using the power of VISUALS today!

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Simple in design, The ABC Letter Book is the perfect base for any home practice and can be used by everyone from parents, grandparents, siblings to SLPs, BCBAs, and special educators.  At the heart, it is a communication tool to facilitate teaching your child sign, PECS, and/or verbal language.  It incorporate ABA and general education levels of learning while engaging children with customized photos of their world.

Click here for Letter Book details.

Click here if you would be interested in receiving a FREE copy,

Noah's Mom

Deirdre helped me sort through a very confusing time when my son was first diagnosed.  She asked questions to understand what I thought was best for my child and family then gave me a simple plan of best next steps.  She has a way of reminding you to stay present and not get too far ahead which helped me a lot.   

Caroline's Mom

"Deirdre wrote a gap plan for my daughter to promote her successful transition to kindergarten and a new school.  She introduced me to new resources, provided materials for organization, and shared ideas.  Deirdre has a rare combination of professional and personal experience.  I am grateful for her help and support."

Daniel's Mom


Deirdre helped our family apply for LISS funding, answered our questions and gave us referrals to use for services after we received an award.  It is simple now, but going through it wasn't and it was great to have someone to call for guidance.  

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