Eligibility for Admission
Children who have a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, are between the ages of 4* and 10 years and live in York Region are eligible to apply for admission to the Giant Steps program
*Child must be 4 years-old by December 31st of the admission year.
Giant Steps families demonstrate a strong commitment to their child’s growth and development in the areas of health, communication, behaviour management and social, emotional and physical development.
Families are active participants in the development of their child’s Individual Education Plan, in program planning meetings, parent training days and teaching seminars, meetings with their child’s therapy & academic team, and Giant Steps parent meetings. Families are committed to carrying out therapeutic strategies and program plans at home and in community settings.
Families pay annual fees for their children’s therapy programs and participate year-round in fundraising events and activities.
Parent Information Sessions
Information sessions and tours are conducted by our Executive Director throughout the school year.
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Families can contact Giant Steps directly, or children may be referred by their schools or health professionals.
The deadline for applications is generally in the spring, for the following school year.