Our School Program
In 1994 the founder of Giant Steps in Montreal Canada brought the success of her unique program to Missouri. A group of parents of children with autism lobbied the Missouri legislature for funding. They agreed to fund a pilot program collaboratively with the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, overseen by the University of Missouri St. Louis. After searching for and hiring dedicated therapists and teachers Giant Steps of St. Louis opened within six months servicing twelve students. The philosophy was to provide children with autism with an individualized educational program with a low student-to-teacher ratio in a sensory-friendly environment. The therapeutic team works together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the academic, social, vocational, and behavioral needs of children who have challenges in a traditional educational setting.
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November 28th 2023
GivingTuesday offers us all a chance to make a positive impact on our communities. With our individual power of generosity, we can create change and support those in need. Giant Steps is reaching out to you this year, asking for your help. We are in need of a new school van to transport our students to work sites and community events. Your support will help us provide reliable transportation and continue to offer our students real-life experiences that hone their social and community skills. Your contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant impact.
Your support makes all the difference and is greatly appreciated!