We are delighted to introduce a new special education school option, Stepping Stones School at Hopelight Behavioral Health!  Stepping Stones is a special education school with therapeutic supports primarily for children who have a Medicaid authorization for medically necessary ABA therapy.


Our school website is up and running.  Please visit for more information.

Hopelight is making plans to provide a free special education school option for our clients beginning with the 2023-24 school year.  Please check out the information about the benefits of enrollment in Stepping Stones School listed below.  If you are interested in enrollment and would like to receive more information, please fill out the interest form in this link or the button below.

STONES in the Stepping Stones Pathway to Success:

Small Special Education Classes

Each classroom will consist of one qualified special education teacher and a maximum of 10 students with individualized therapy support for each student.  Our small class sizes and intensive support will ensure a positive learning experience for each student.

Team Approach 

Every student will be supported by a team that includes a Special Education teacher, a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), a group of classroom RBTs (Registered Behavior Technicians), and an evaluation specialist. Speech and occupational therapy are also available for students who qualify for these additional services.  Our highly skilled team will work in collaboration with our families to provide a high quality educational experience that meets the needs of the whole child. 

One-on-one Support

The students will have a whole team of RBTs assigned to their classroom, and each of the RBTs on the team will have extensive knowledge of the programming for all students in the classroom.  The RBTs will work as a team to ensure that each new student has one on one support throughout their school day.

Needs-based Support

A comprehensive evaluation will be provided for every student.  Our highly skilled team will then develop an individualized support plan, such as an IEP, BIP, or 504, that will address individual needs for the student. Each support plan will be written with the goal of helping our students to reach their full potential at Stepping Stones.


Each student will be taught skills that will enable them to be active participants in the school environment and their education.  The Stepping Stones staff will intentionally and consistently encourage and help our students to fully engage in the wide variety of social opportunities and academic activities within the Stepping Stones school environment.

Skill Generalization

Our ultimate goal at Stepping Stones is to help each child develop needed academic, social, emotional, and communication skills to thrive both in and out of the classroom.  These skills will serve as keys to open many doors of opportunity in a wide variety of additional environments for our students!