Established in 1994 by parents of children with autism and educators and modeled on the Giant Steps program in Montreal, Giant Steps Toronto/York Region is a therapy centre for elementary-school aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

A registered charitable organization, Giant Steps is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with representation from the business community and families living with autism.

Giant Steps is committed to evidence-based learning and is built around 3 core therapies – behaviour, occupational and speech therapies, and a curriculum developed around the Essential for Living model.

We are committed to enabling kids to gain new skills and abilities, navigate the challenges of autism and feel valued and included.


Our mission

Giant Steps builds the skills and abilities of children with autism and fosters their growth and development through personalized, evidence-based therapies and life skills programming.