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A Step Up Academy is a private, non-profit, coeducational and non-sectarian school for children with autism. A Step Up Academy provides special education for preschool and kindergarten through eighth grade.

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P: 215-885-1075          
​F: 215-885-1076

E: kay@astepupacademy.org

Jenkintown Campus (Preschool-2nd)
520 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

The Annex Campus (3rd-8th)

2450 Hamilton Avenue
​Abington, PA 19001

© 2019 by A Step Up Academy

Occupational therapy helps individuals participate in meaningful occupations or activities to their full potential. Occupational therapists (OTs) work in a variety of settings work in a variety of settings across the school, in individual and group sessions. OTs work with the educational team in order to support a child’s academic achievement including their ability to learn and socialize. Specific areas an OT can address include the following: writing, self-help, sensory needs, recess, prevocational, and more. An important focus is on the students’ strengths and designing activities that increase their ability to be included in their educational environment. Another role of an OT is collaborating with the educational team to support student success as well as educating the team and parents.