Stepping Stones, Inc.

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Stepping Stones Inc
Today’s Date: * Thursday, January 20, 2022
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 310671799
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1963
Address * 5650 Given Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Grace Bowman
Your Title * Grant Writer
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 965-5101
Executive Director’s Name * Chris Adams
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? Stepping Stones’ mission is to increase independence, improve lives, and promote inclusion for children and adults with disabilities
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
  • (8) Health
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Stepping Stones’ program participants range in age from 5-75+, and live around Greater Cincinnati in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren counties. More than 85% qualify for government or other financial aid.

Founded in 1963 as Greater Cincinnati’s first summer day camp for children with any kind of disability, Stepping Stones has expanded and adapted to meet the changing needs of our community. We strive to fill the gaps and unmet needs for services to children, teens and adults with a range of developmental disabilities, including autism/sensory needs, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, seizure disorders and intellectual disabilities. We serve about 1,100 individuals a year, from ages five to 85+. More than 85% of participants qualify for government or other financial assistance.

Stepping Stones is recognized as a leader in disabilities services, and particularly autism services. We have 55 years’ experience providing recreational and social programs for individuals with disabilities, stemming from our inception as Greater Cincinnati’s first day camp for children with disabilities. In 2014, we developed the region’s first alternative-education program for students with severe autism and aggressive behaviors.

The agency serves participants at four locations: the original Given Campus in Indian Hill; the Allyn Campus on 47 acres in Batavia, added in 1968 and leased from longstanding supporter, the Rotary Club of Cincinnati; the Drex Campus in Norwood, which was added in a 2014 merger with United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati; and the Parkcrest Campus in Western Hills, newly opened in 2020 to expand services in the West Side of the city. Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency, an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau, and a service provider for 24 county boards of developmental disabilities services.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Volunteer opportunities available for ages 13+.
Volunteer coordinator Kelly Lund
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 965-5112