Our Children

Admission to the School:

Admissions to Step by Step are made by contacting the Chair of our Executive Committee, Dr. Suraiya Ismail (+592 222 2633) or Mrs. Deborah Seebaran, our Deputy Chair (+592 231 4172).

Admission Requirements:

  • A primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • Appropriate age with the appropriate skills and behavior profile to fill the available place.


We currently have 19 children aged 3 – 12 years, but we have children awaiting admission on our waitlist, and we expect demand to grow in the coming years. All of our children have severe social and communication difficulties and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Many have other associated difficulties, such as sensory processing issues, challenging behaviours, and food intolerances. All of our pupils have been diagnosed by our consultant psychologist, Dr. Jim Ellis, who also monitors progress through weekly Skype sessions with the tutors.  Dr Ellis, consultant speech pathologist, Dr Kerry Davis, and consultant occupational therapist Ms Jen Stornelli visit the School 2 – 4 times a year, to provide on-going training for tutors and parents.We are excited by the progress the children have made.  When they came to us, none could communicate verbally and their non-verbal communication skills were severely limited.  Now, some can talk while others use iPads or pictures to communicate.  A few can read and do math.  Social behaviours have improved dramatically.

 The Children



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Contact Us

  • Our School’s Address: Lot 3, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara, Guyana
  • We can also be reached through these telephones numbers: Guyana (592) 233-5992 or (592) 222-2633 or (592) 231-4172.
  • Please visit our Facebook Page: Step by Step Guyana.