Strategies for Success
Founded in 1980, Giant Steps School is a private school recognized and subsidized in the public interest by the ministère de l'Éducation (MEQ).
The school welcomes students aged 4 to 21 years old with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) into our preschool (4 & 5 years old), primary and secondary school programs. Students follow ministry curriculum according to their specific needs. Our approach is highly individualized, intensive, interdisciplinary and holistic. Educational services are offered in French and in English.
Every year, following targeted intervention at our school, we transition students from our specialized program back into community schools.
We are the only school in Quebec to offer an inclusion program that allows our students to attend community schools with the support of our education professionals.
All new police officers hired in Montreal receive our First Responders Autism Training. Police and Fire and Rescue services across Canada use our online program.
Through collaborations with all major Quebec universities, we play a major role in the advancement of science and research.