Giant Steps

FROM THE Special Needs

ISBE approved therapeutic day school for children and youngadults diagnosed with autism. Established in 1998, and servinggrades K-12, Giant Steps provides the educational and therapeuticsupports for students whose needs cannot be met in traditionalschool settings. Therapies are provided in-house by a full-timestaff of occupational, physical, fitness, music, social work andspeech therapists. Emphasis is also on lifeskills and vocationaltraining. Includes three sensory rooms and the TempleGrandin-designed "squeeze machine." Student placement must berequested by the student's home school district.