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As a parent to triplets, one with Autism, I knew I needed to absorb all of the resources I possibly could to nurture, support, and watch them blossom! Here is a list of my continuing education services that gave me the tools to raise my own children and to create the program that helps families to improve their children's outcomes with simple, but effective home-based practices.

Deirdre Hammaker,
Founder of StepUp2Start
Certified Coach ad Special Needs Strategist


February '22

The Hackett Group

Procurement's Priorities for 2022: Go From Survive to Thrive

1-hour Zoom training

January '22

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks National Capital Pathways to Employment

3- hour webinar

February '21

The Color of Autism parent training:

12-hour course