Turning 22 Transitions: School to Adult Services

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Contact Information

Beaverbrook STEP, Inc.
Contact: Virginia A. Connolly MEd, LMHC, LCSW, Director of Transitional Services
Email Address: vaconnolly@beaverbrookstep.org
Phone: 617-926-1113

85 Main Street 2nd Floor Watertown, MA 02472
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Turning 22 Transitions: School to Adult Services


Beaverbrook STEP, Inc. has earned wide acclaim and recognition as a leader in the provision of quality programs and services for students with significant disabilities who are aging out of special education services in Massachusetts when they turn 22 years of age. Planning for Turning 22 services usually begins several years before the student is 18 years old; Beaverbrook STEP encourages families to begin looking at adult services provided by community providers as early as possible in the transition process.

We have extensive experience serving young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, mental health, behavioral and complex physical and medical needs. Our Turning 22 programs and services focus on helping young adults to develop the necessary life skills, social relationships and self advocacy tools necessary for full adult membership in their community.

STEP’s highly trained staff provides personal care, health care oversight, clinical services and community and recreational activities that promote inclusion into all aspects of community life-home, work, volunteerism, civic participation and leisure activities. Our supports emphasize and support close, on-going relationships with family and friends.

Depending upon funding availability, service needs and living situation, STEP provides young adults and their family members with an array of community based services, both in and out of the home. Our services are organized into 4 major categories: Residential, Day Services, Family Support Resources and Community & Recreation.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Community Based Day Program
  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Aging
  • Communication
  • Counseling
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Housing
  • Independent Living
  • Personal Care
  • Respite
  • Transition
  • Transportation
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Chinese-Cantonese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Haitian
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Services at Work
  • Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: Commonwealth of MA
  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: DDS