Stepping Out Into the Community

A community-based instructional program for students to achieve independence outside of school

Product Features:

  • Provides task analysis lesson plans for 18 community outings
  • Includes StepPad with overlays to support with multi-step tasks 
  • Offers outing checklists and data sheets for monitoring progress 
  • Use scripted teaching cues for long-term adaptations or fade as skills develop
  • My Steps Workbook allows for practice before heading out to the community



Product Name Item No. Price Qty
Stepping Out into the Community Curriculum ST-10W $199.00
Stepping Out into the Community Curriculum Plus ST-30W $299.00
My Steps into the Community Student Workbooks - 10 Pack ST-C01SETW $129.00



Stepping Out is a comprehensive community-based instruction (CBI) curriculum that includes a task analysis for 18 community outings including grocery shopping, eating at restaurants, using the bank, and going to the movie theater.

The included My Steps Workbook allows participants to practice prerequisite skills in the classroom before venturing out into the community. The worksheets can be easily photocopied or printed from the USB flash drive. Many of the worksheets in the Workbook include an enhanced version that can be used with the GoWorksheet Maker iPad App

When participants are ready to step out into the community, Stepping Out’s innovative cue system provides visual support for using money, budgeting, transportation, and more! Twenty laminated cues are provided.

The StepPad and the Stepping Out with the StepPad overlays serve as additional support tools. The StepPad is a powerful, yet easy-to-use device for people who have difficulty completing multi-step tasks independently. Directions that you record are played back in sequence, one step at a time, to prompt the user on what to do next. The accompanying overlays with scripts contain an activity sequence for each outing.

The Facilitator’s Guide provides scripted lessons for teaching prerequisite skills for outings, the integration of cues, and a task analysis for each of the 18 outings. Evidence-based strategies like model-lead-test and the system of least prompts are used throughout the curriculum. Teaching procedures and sample role plays are also embedded in the teaching scripts. In addition, outing checklists/data sheets are provided to assist in monitoring progress and promoting independence.


Curriculum includes the Participant Workbook, 2 consumable Workbooks (Book 1 and Book 2), Facilitator’s Guide with flash drive, the StepPad, cue cards with convenient pocket book, and related outing overlays.

Curriculum Plus includes the Curriculum plus a total of 20 consumable Student Workbooks (10 copies of Workbook 1 and 10 copies of Workbook 2), the GoWorksheet Maker ipad App, a set of corresponding GoWorksheet activities, the GoVisual iPad App with 2 sample outing videos, and sample communication overlays.


Additional Info

Additional Info

Subject Life Skills
Age Group Elementary, Secondary
Author Ilene M. Schwartz and Megan Best
Format AAC Device, AAC Non-tech, Accessories, App, Print

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