The Bridle Bash Foundation Resource Centre
"Our 9 year-old son Andre’s favourite place at Giant Steps is the awesome library and resource centre that was funded by the Bridle Bash Foundation. It has everything in one place that our son loves: music, books and technology. It’s opened his world!"
A major gift from The Bridle Bash Foundation has transformed our largest room into an autism-friendly library and resource centre for our kids.
The Bridle Bash Foundation Resource Centre features books, storytime and work areas, listening and TV/DVD centres, a SMART Board and touch screen computers. Augmentative communication devices like the iPad, ALT-Chat, Go Talk 4 and Partner Plus allow our Speech and Language Pathologist to assess and choose the most appropriate device for our non-verbal children.
The centre provides our kids with unique opportunities to build skills in the areas of academics, communication, social skills and the use of technology.
A celebration of our library was held on May 14, 2012, attended by Town of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Ward 2 Councillor Howard Shore, Giant Steps founder Michelle Williams and our special guests from The Bridle Bash Foundation. Seven year-old Giant Steps student Alessio cut the ribbon to open our library and thanked Marnie Salsky of the Foundation on behalf of all of us.
City Life Magazine and our Stepping Ahead 2012 newsletter feature articles about our resource centre.
We are honoured to be a recipient of The Bridle Bash Foundation's exceptional work in the community, and are grateful for all they have done to enrich our school and our children's programming.