The Center for Excellence in Special Education (Stepping Stone) Foundation, Inc. (Formerly: Development Center for the Handicapped Foundation Inc.) was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on March 9, 1987 by a group of incorporators who were interested in promoting and encouraging the socio-economic advancement and physical and mental rehabilitation of the learning and physically handicapped children. It is an educational and social welfare and development organization. Its office is located at 7419 Bernardino St., Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City. The foundation has a regular staff of 11, 12 interns, and 10 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified for 3 years on February 15, 2006 and which ended on February 14, 2009. It was again certified for 3 years on January 30, 2014 and which will end on December 17, 2016
Its purposes, among others, are to establish facilities for the education and acquisition of productive skills and trades and assisting the learning and physically handicapped children in the profitable employment of such skills and trades. The Foundation’s programs now focus on the following areas: Early Intervention, Intermediate Classes, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Sessions, Vocational Training, Research Facility, and Training for Parents and Caregivers.
Its sources of income include Tuition Fees, Therapy Fees, Contributions from Rotary Clubs, donations from individuals, corporations and foundations, and from fund raising activities.