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The Stepping Stones Group

Sector: Healthcare / Special Education

Country: US

Investment date: December 2017

Partners: Management, Shore Capital Partners

The Stepping Stones Group, based in Chicago, IL, is a leading provider of school-based behavioural health and therapeutic services to children with special needs and autism through a differentiated network of over 1,000 specialty clinicians. The company's clinicians provide students with a variety of critical services, including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, special education and applied behavioural analysis.  Stepping Stones utilises a sophisticated, technology-enabled recruiting platform and highly customised workflow solutions to assist school districts with increasingly complex special education needs that are mandated by federal law.  With a history dating back to 1989, the company has developed a distinguished reputation with its client school districts for quality, reliability and consistency, and has forged strong ties with the local communities that it serves throughout the country.