How It Started

Steer Friends was established by two parents of children over the age of 21 with development and physical disabilities as a necessary option to daytime care and support.

For most people, turning 21 is cause for celebration – a rite of passage into adulthood and symbol of hope for a future of unlimited possibilities. For young adults with special needs however, turning 21 can have the opposite outcome.

Disabled girl receiving music therapy with tambourine and caregiver

When young people with developmental disabilities leave high school, they often find little opportunity to further social, recreational and educational pursuits. These two parents wanted to change the path for their children, so they joined forces to create Steer Friends.