Admissions and Parent Information Sessions are currently on hold due to COVID-19

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.

Admission Requirements

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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Application Procedure

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.

Interested families are encouraged to seek support for their application from their children’s local school. Required information includes documentation of their child’s diagnosis, all available medical, IBI, EIS, speech and language and Occupational/Physiotherapy assessments and reports, plus school IEP’s and report cards.

Eligible applicants are contacted for an extensive interview and assessment by our academic/therapy team when an opening occurs.

For more information, email us at or call us at (905) 881-3104.