Now serving Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties


IN S.T.E.P.P.S. is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art services to children and their families. Our evidence-based teaching approaches are tailored to each program. We emphasize naturalistic teaching strategies, such as PRT®. We believe each child and family is unique. Programs must fit a family's routines and lifestyle to result in change that can be maintained.


Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) was developed by Robert L. Koegel, Lynn Kern Koegel, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Important contributions were also made by Laura Schreibman and Aubyn Stahmer at the University of California, San Diego. Based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, PRT has grown into an internationally recognized intervention model for children with ASD and their families.


Oftentimes, it is difficult for parents to distinguish between normal behavior that is typical of a child's developmental stage, and abnormal behavior that has become problematic to the degree that it significantly interferes with a child's life. If you are concerned that your child's behavior may warrant a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, autism spectrum disorder, or ADHD, we offer thorough evaluations.

Funding Options

As a parent, you would like to be able to get the best services for your child without worrying about costs. At In STEPPS we do our best to help you navigate the funding systems, and find services that fit your budget and provide you with quality services.

  • 1.Insurance Funding
  • 2.State or Regional Center Funding
  • 3.Private Pay