We will always strive to be the best for the young people we support. The dedication, professionalism and experience of staff at Steps has been recognised many times through awards and guest speaker appearances.

The team at Steps should be extremely proud of what they have achieved raising vital awareness of SEND in Thailand. I am thrilled to be able to spotlight their hard work and inclusive best practice that is benefiting not only the individuals they support to access education and employment opportunities but also the wider international education and SEND sector.

Annamarie Hassall MBE, Chief Executive of National Association for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (nasen)

Awards and recognition for Steps

Department of Empowerment for People with Disabilities

Steps received the 2022 award for High Outstanding Support Organisation for Persons with Disabilities from the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

AMCHAM 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards

We’re thrilled to announce Steps was one of 91 companies recognized by The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) at the 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards. ​


In 2021 Steps won the first ever International Provision of the year Award from The National Association for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Nasen) for its outstanding work in helping Neurodivergent young people – such as those with autism – to reach their full potential. Read more about the award. 


Department of empowerment for people with disabilities

Steps received a 2021 award for Outstanding Support Organization for Persons with Disabilities from the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities


Steps founder named in Tatler Magazine’s Gen T

Steps’ CEO and founder, Max Simpson, was named as one of Tatler Magazine’s Gen T – 50 young leaders shaping Asia’s future – in 2019. Read more here.  (Image credit: Thai Tatler)


Creative Citizen

Steps’ co-founder Uang was chosen as a speaker by Creative Citizen, an organisation which promotes innovative and creative projects creating social impact.


The Cloud

Pear, a Steps Job Coach, was invited to speak about workplace inclusion at The Cloud’s Sustainable Development Goals event.


British Embassy

Steps CEO and founder Max was invited to the British Embassy to speak about workplace inclusion.

Rotary Club Thailand

Steps CEO and founder Max was invited to speak in social innovation by the Rotary Club Thailand.


Read more about Steps

About us

We have a unique model: we run coffee shops and zero waste shops alongside our training centre. These act as spaces for our trainees to get hands on work, increase their confidence and gain social skills. Any profit made goes back into the development and growth of Steps, for the benefit of our trainees.

Our Life Skills programme

We run a life skills programme dedicated to building confidence, social skills and wellbeing. Our training centres are safe, community spaces where our trainees can nurture friendships, serve customers who understand their limitations, and feel part of something bigger. 

Our team

Everyone, from our vocational trainers to our team of therapists, is qualified to the highest standard, and training programmes are UK-accredited. Our therapists work functionally within training sessions to lend additional support.