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Because Every Child Deserves a Happy Life

The world can be a daunting and overwhelming place for children with special needs. At Stepping Stones Children’s Development Center in Westchester County in NY  and Fairfield County in CT we provide a safe and secure environment where your child can grow, advance, improve, and develop without any restraints.

Our center offers a wide variety of activities and treatment options, including applied behavioral analysis therapies, relationship development intervention, sensory therapy, and enhanced recreation and enrichment. We work with children 15 months old to young adults 25 years old.

You can choose to enroll your child in private one-on-one, sibling groups, or pre-organized group sessions and activities. Our specialist can even come right to your home or any desired location.

About Us

At our company, your child’s happiness, health, and well-being are our number one priority. We understand how challenging life can be for children with special needs. That’s why we create specialized and customized services and programs that help them connect and communicate with the people around them.

Registered and Certified Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Alliance for Health and Recreation
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Kinesiology Association
  • American Management Association
  • American Physiological Association 
  • American Society of Exercise Physiologists
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology Association
  • Mensa International
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition


  • ACSM-Certified
  • ASEP-Certified
  • CEP-Certified
  • Pediatric and Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid-Certified

About the Founder

Before establishing the center, our Founder and Owner, Kimberly Satriale, worked in the public health industry for many years. She now provides social, development, recreation, and improvement therapies, as well as enhancement and support activities for children with special needs.

Educational Background

Kimberly holds a dual Ph.D. in autism research and support and exercise physiology. She also holds a Master's degree in recreation therapy for children with neurotypical and special needs.

Statement of Treatment Philosophy

We believe that every child and young adult with special needs is a unique gift from God, and as such, each carries special gifts inside that need to be identified and encouraged. 

Each such person is a part of a community and should have access to the same educational, physical, emotional, and social opportunities that neurotypical children and adults enjoy.

We believe in introducing children and young adults to specialized exercise, academic, and social activities, as well as educational games, enrichment activities, and recreation tailored to their special needs and gifts.

These help special individuals to better relate to their family, teachers, neighbors, merchants, communities, friends, and the greater world around them, and to better connect and communicate in all levels of relationships while reducing periods of self-stimulating and/or inappropriate behaviors.

Going the Extra Mile

With Kimberly’s experience and expertise, our company continues to provide outstanding care, education, and love for children and young adults. Get in touch with us via phone or email today to learn more about what we do.

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