gold star award logo A 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 bookmark ‌An extensive lending library of books, DVDs, and CD's covering 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:





Newspaper Parent 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

‌Child 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

Earth Use 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 - aqua Employees can browse the full resource library, request newsletters for paraprofessionals and get training online through ASDTube.




AK Family Directory

Star ‌‌Your 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

Anchorage School District website accessibility and nondiscrimination notice. The Anchorage School District is an equal opportunity provider.