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Step By Step Academy (SBSA) and Special Learning are proud to be a major sponsor of The Autism Puzzle


With Autism on the rise, more people have questions about its incidence and causes as progressive new research sheds more light on our understanding of the Autism Spectrum Disorders. Once a diagnosis is made, many decisions need to be made quickly -- what is the best treatment approach and learning environment? What should the role be of parents, caregivers and educators? How can the community help to support  individuals with Autism? And importantly, how can you make practical use of the latest findings and innovations in behavioral learning to benefit the individuals with Autism in your life?

Hosted by NBC4’s Jerod Smalley and Ellie Merritt, The Autism Puzzle provides the answers to these and many other questions about Autism. In the continuing conversation on Autism, guest experts put the pieces of the puzzle together on the startling increase in the number of Autism diagnoses, impending changes in the process of diagnosing autism, and the best treatment and behavioral therapy approaches.

Each episode features inspiring stories of how children and adults with Autism have made impressive progress in home, education and workplace environments. Tune in to learn how a local woman helps train law enforcement officers in how to work with people in the spectrum. Learn about the best in treatment approaches with an enlightening story of a local boy whose parents were told he would never speak – and is now planning his broadcast career.

About Step by Step Academy (

Step By Step Academy (SBSA) is a highly-regarded center-based non-profit Autism treatment center in Columbus, Ohio. Since its formation almost ten years ago, SBSA has touched the lives of over one thousand students through rigorous application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatments that have resulted in exceptional outcomes.

About Special Learning (

Special Learning is dedicated to becoming the global leader for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions by leveraging technology to offer every person diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the opportunity to attain an abundant and fulfilling life. Through its comprehensive information and resource portal, Special Learning provides the global Autism community with a broad range of free products, tools and services. Its comprehensive product line includes ABA training and education products, iPhone Apps, web-based and downloadable tools, and professional services designed to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with Autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.