Dr. Stephens was a highly regarded public speaker and was in high demand both nationally and internationally to educate others on many aspects of ASD. She left The Help Group to join Education Spectrum in 2007, where she provided individual and group therapy, social skills classes and psycho-educational and diagnostic testing for children, teens and young adults with ASD. During this time, Dr. Stephens noted a high number of her clients identifying as LBGTQ+, with the largest percent coming out as transgender or gender fluid/non-binary. Dr. Stephens began researching this overlap between gender incongruence and ASD. She developed a keen interest in being able to provide appropriate therapeutic interventions and supports for this dual population. After 12 years of direct clinical service, Dr. Stephens returned to The Help Group to help them develop Kaleidoscope, the first of its kind LGBTQ+ program for children, teens and adults who are also neurodivergent. She is working to establish a specialty diagnostic clinic for transgender and non-binary folk who suspect they may also have ASD.