Derek Mikayla is currently in Grade 6 at her neighbourhood school. Her transition from Giant Steps to a typical classroom went fairly smoothly, and while each day still presents itself with some challenge, it was the hard work of her teacher, program assistants and therapists at Giant Steps that prepared her so thoroughly.

Mikayla was the recipient of the “Yes I Can” award in 2014. She loves to swim and skate, and participates in Hip-Hop and Zumba classes. She enjoys reading and often claims that one day she would like to be an author.