STEP VA‘s mission is to empower people with special needs through artistic expression and sensory exploration. We are a non-profit organization that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We strive to increase each participant’s confidence, self-awareness, and sense of belonging through participation in theater, art, music, and dance/movement activities. Please help us fulfill this mission by visiting our 2017 Levels of Giving!

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Donations received allow STEP VA to provide:

  • Scholarships-full or partial for summer sessions, workshops, and classes. Allow individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities to participate in a creative and performing arts program that may not be otherwise possible due to financial hardships.


  • Therapeutic Equipment-Used to meet the sensory needs of each participant and enhance their experience (ex: weighted vests, sit disks, therapy balls, sensory fidgets, single use chewy tools, weighted blankets).


  • Safety Equipment-Used to maintain the safety of each individual (ex: disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, sani-wipes, two-way radios).


  • Program Development-Will allow us to expand our programming to offer more sessions, to include other populations, and to continue to grow and serve individuals with special needs.


Lily Fund


We are proud to announce the establishment of a scholarship fund in honor and memory of a very special little girl named Lily Noakes! Lily participated in our 2014 Summer Session: she was quiet and shy but danced and said her lines, a tiny girl who stepped up big and bold when it was time to take center stage. Lily was just like all of our special kids, except that she had cancer. Lily’s fight ended on January 23, 2015.  

  • Funds raised will be used to provide scholarships to allow deserving children to participate in our summer sessions, workshops, and classes. 
  • To donate: Use PayPal ‘donate’ button above (mention ‘Lily Fund’) or by check to STEP VA, Inc.-Attn: Lily Fund, P.O. Box 42154, Fredericksburg, VA 22404.



Click here for a donation form (will open in Word) or click button above to pay via PayPal. Your contributions are tax deductible!


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Please contact us with any questions or for more information!