About Us

Stepping Stones is a program that encourages participants to achieve their goals and learn new skills.

Services continue until the person feels they can do it independently.

All services reinforce education and making choices about where you live, how you live, your health, healthcare providers, and community participation based on your interested including work opportunities.


Our Mission Statement

To give person-centered support to individuals with disabilities as they become independent with their goals.


You have the right to be supported with respect in a very person-centered way so that you make decisions on how, when and where you get services. You should have the opportunity to pursue employment and be involved in your community and have meaningful experiences in your life.

Our Philosophy Statement

We value our individual’s input on the services they need. It is and always will be their choice.


Our History

K and C Stepping Stones has been serving Springfield, Missouri and the surrounding areas since 1998.  K and C Stepping Stones was started by Cyndi Spaethe who built the organization from the ground up until her retirement in 2017.  We are an organization that takes great pride in what we do and helping the individuals we serve to become as independent as possible.  We strive to support, empower, and encourage the individuals we work with to live a meaningful life within their own community!  Today, K and C Stepping Stones is owned by Nicole Hill and Krista Maul.  Together we have over 20 years of experience working with individuals who have developmental disabilities, and both started in the agency as Direct Support Professionals.  The services that we currently provide are Residential Services, Personal Assistance, Individualized Skills Development, Community Integration, Day Habilitation, and Respite.  We continue to grow together with our staff to enhance the lives of the people we serve every day!  Our main office is located at 2920 E. Pythian Springfield, Missouri.  Please stop by and one of our staff would be happy to talk with you in learning more about K and C Stepping Stones, LLC.