Throughout the year, STEP VA plans special events for our community to gather and just have fun. Past fan favorites have included Open Mic Night, Operation Santa, and the popular summer dance.
Special events may be free or may require a ticketed entry. Details of cost and entry requirements will be provided with each event announcement. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop!
CELEBRATE STEP VA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Ten years ago, a little girl was in a community theatre summer musical with adults and lots of “orphans.” She was alone and did not play with her friends in the green room, laying down instead of lining up with her peers to go on stage. When the girl walked on stage, she moved dangerously close to the edge, as if she would fly off. Two pediatric therapists, who were also in the cast, quickly recognized her uniqueness, and the next day, they brought in a bear to serve as a special prop. This bear was different because it had fishing weights sewn into it to provide sensory support so the girl could perform— and she did, just like her friends. And thus, the concept of STEP VA was born.
We invite you to celebrate STEP VA’s 10th anniversary with us as a sponsor at our Boots and Diamonds Gala on September 29, 2023. Help us celebrate accessibility in the arts, the talents of a neurodiverse community, and the power of community to meet a need: creating accessible arts programming in the Fredericksburg region. Our sponsor levels--platinum, gold, silver, bronze—are listed in the table here.