STEP Center

gold star award logoA disability information and resource center

‌The STEP Center, a division of the Special Education Department, is a disability information and resource center for students, educators and parents.


Using an extensive lending library and large website, the STEP Center personnel provide a service-oriented approach to problem solving and location of resources.


Learn more about the STEP Center


Lending library

Book with bookmark‌An extensive lending library of books, DVDs, and videotapes covers a wide range of information on disabilities. New publications are added regularly and pamphlets from local support agencies are available. Visit the library at the ASD Ed Center or search it online:





NewspaperParent Connect, published by the STEP Center, is mailed in the fall and spring to families in ASD who have children with special needs. AK Connect, a publication of the Alaska Family Directory website, is distributed statewide and has information concerning special education issues. 

Parent Connect

AK Connect


Child Check

Check markChild Check Program provides free screening of developmental and learning milestones for children ages 3-5. To find out more about screening or to arrange an appointment, call Early Intervention Services at 742-2657. Download the Child Check brochure for more information. Additional copies and translations of the brochure are available through the Early Intervention Services Center.



Web resources

EarthUse these local, state and federal resources to research special education issues, find information about disabilities, and where to turn when you need help.


Staff resources

People/Crowd icon - aquaEmployees can browse the full resource library, request newsletters for paraprofessionals and get training online through ASDTube.




AK Family Directory

Star‌‌Your link to disability resources throughout Alaska. The website includes regional calendars of events, links to local agencies and the statewide disability newsletter, AK Connect. Funded by a grant from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.


Alaska Family Directory

Contact us

The STEP Center is temporarily open on Wednesdays from 12 to 5pm. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the ASD Special Education Department at 742-6021.