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EIU STEP

STEP Director

STEP Director
 
Jill Fahy, M.A. +30, CCC-SLP
Phone: 217-581-6361
Email: jkfahy@eiu.edu
Office: Klehm 1311
 
Jill Fahy is the Director of the STEP program. She is an associate professor at EIU, a speech-language pathologist, and a nationally recognized expert in executive function disorders and language. She has over 30 years of experience working with neuro-atypical individuals (with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, traumatic brain injury, adolescent language and executive function disorders), providing skill development clinical services with a focus on enhancing functional outcomes needed for school, work, and social relationships. She began assisting with the STEP program in 2018 and became the director of the program in July 2020. She is involved with developing, implementing, and overseeing all aspects of the program.
 

STEP Program Assistant

Amy
 
Amy Richardson
Phone: 217-581-6361
Email: asrichardson@eiu.edu 
Office: Klehm 1311
 
Amy Richardson works approximately 15-20 hours per week as the Program Assistant for STEP. She had retired from working at EIU where she ran the Electronic Writing Portfolio Assessment for the university, but when she heard about the opportunity to work part-time with the great students and families in the STEP program, she came back to work at EIU. Amy gathers and compiles academic updates from professors, liaisons with campus housing as necessary, helps with planning the monthly group social activities, assists with major and career exploration, compiles program information and materials, and assists with recruitment and admission tasks.
 

2020-2021 Graduate Assistants

GA - Annie
 
Annie Eydt-Beebe, B.S. Speech & Hearing Science                 
Office: Klehm 1331 
 
Annie Eydt-Beebe also works approximately 18-19 hours per week as a graduate assistant in the STEP program. She has weekly individual meetings with STEP students and is involved in many aspects of the STEP program. Annie definitely knows the "ins and outs" of EIU, since Charleston is her hometown and both of her parents are professors at EIU. She is currently a graduate student in the Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology program at EIU. She thoroughly enjoys interacting with people and giving a helping hand where needed.
 
Trey
             
Trey Skocy, B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: Klehm 1331
 
Trey Skocy works approximately 18-19 hours per week as a graduate assistant in the STEP program. He has weekly individual meetings with STEP students and is involved in many aspects of the STEP program. He has completed some graduate coursework in Special Education and is currently a graduate student in the Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology program at EIU. The idea of being able to work with the STEP program and the possibility of being an assistant for it was one of the top reasons he came to EIU. As much as he says he loves the field of speech pathology, it’s his personal goal to one day work and run a program like STEP on a college campus. He says there is a very special place in his heart for neuro-atypical individuals.
 

STEP Mentors

Mentors are sophomore-senior undergraduate students who volunteer their time in order to provide support for individual STEP students. This involves consistent communication, one weekly social activity, providing support at study tables, and participation in the monthly group social event. Thank you to our 17 mentors from the Communication Disorders & Sciences and Special Education departments! 

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Contact Information

Eastern Illinois University STEP Program

1311 Klehm Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6361
Fax: (217) 581-7105
step@eiu.edu


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