Our Approach

Meeting the complex learning needs
of kids with autism

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Our Programs

Fostering learning and participation
in families, schools & communities

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Meet our Students

Student profiles, testimonials from families
and success stories

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News, Notes & Events

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Raffle prizes and cash donations are needed now….help us raise $50,000 this year for our kids’ therapy programs!

WHAT A TEAM! WHAT A RESULT!

HUGE THANKS to our runners, walkers & donors – together we raised $100,000 in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge!

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!

Become a monthly donor and Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation will MATCH YOUR DONATIONS up to a total of $10,000!

The National Autism Spectrum Disorder Surveillance System report shows that prevalence rates in Canada are growing

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Giant Steps Parents were honoured to be joined by Melissa Harendorf, founder of Empath School for Arts & Magic, at our January Parent Meeting. Empath School for Arts and Magic is a workshop studio dedicated to arts programming and community for trauma survivors, neurodivergents, and sensitive creatures with big big feelings. Melissa spoke to parents about her experiences as an autistic person and how she’s learned about her own autism through work in the arts, sharing how she got to where she is now along with the ten symbols that are the foundation to her approach. We were so happy to welcome Melissa and thank her for volunteering her time to share her expertise with our families!
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Giant Steps Parents were honoured to be joined by Melissa Harendorf, founder of Empath School for Arts & Magic, at our January Parent Meeting. Empath School for Arts and Magic is a workshop studio dedicated to arts programming and community for trauma survivors, neurodivergents, and sensitive creatures with big big feelings. Melissa spoke to parents about her experiences as an autistic person and how she’s learned about her own autism through work in the arts, sharing how she got to where she is now along with the ten symbols that are the foundation to her approach. We were so happy to welcome Melissa and thank her for volunteering her time to share her expertise with our families!
www.instagram.com/empathschoolforartsandmagic/
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A group of our older kids are working it out in the gym! --- movement and proprioceptive exercises are not only fun but  heighten engagement and their readiness for learning.

A group of our older kids are working it out in the gym! --- movement and proprioceptive exercises are not only fun but heighten engagement and their readiness for learning. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Kids’ Favourite Places

Autism Speaks
Calming Centre
The Bridle Bash Foundation
Resource Centre
KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation
Climbing Centre
The Shayam Kaushal Charitable Foundation
Life Skills Room
Unity for Autism
Snoezelen Room

We’re STEPPING AHEAD!

THANK YOU for taking a few moments to connect with us by catching up on our news ….

. How we enable kids with autism
. Hear from a graduating family
. Read about our amazing Program Assistants
. Catch up on our busy year, and
. Check out our awesome donors!

Giant Steps in the Spotlight

Scotiabank
Our success highlighted at the
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Global News
Giant Steps featured on “Making a Difference”
CBC News
Giant Steps’ student shines on The National

Our Donors Make a Difference!