Giant Steps Illinois

  • Since our inception in 1996, Giant Steps has been focused on providing education, therapeutic and recreational programs for Elementary, Junior High and High School students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), their families and the community.
  • Giant Steps is currently designated as a therapeutic day school in the State of Illinois licensed and certified to exclusively serve students with a primary diagnosis of autism.
  • Our goal is to improve a child's ability to interact, communicate, and develop academic and daily living skills through a one-on-one integrated approach.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students145 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Giant Steps Illinois Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Since our inception in 1996, Giant Steps has been focused on providing education, therapeutic and recreational programs for Elementary, Junior High and High School students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), their families and the community. Giant Steps is currently designated as a therapeutic day school in the State of Illinois licensed and certified to exclusively serve students with a primary diagnosis of autism. Our goal is to improve a child's ability to interact, communicate, and develop academic and daily living skills through a one-on-one integrated approach.
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  • La Grange
    Acacia Academy
    Acacia Academy Photo - Offering a variety of year-round and summer programs designed to meet each student's learning objectives in terms of his/her learning capabilities.AdvancED accredited school in the La Grange, IL area. Illinois State Board of Education approved for out-of-district placement for special education.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 98 students
    11.3 miles
    6425 Willow Springs Rd
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708)639-4222
    11.3 4-12
    98
  • Naperville
    Camelot Schools
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 89 students
    5.3 miles
    1220 Bond St
    Naperville, IL 60563
    (630)355-0200
    5.3 1-12
    89
  • Arlington Heights
    Laureate Day School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 93 students
    16.7 miles
    2525 E Oakton St
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (847)803-1550
    16.7 K-12
    93
  • Downers Grove
    The Bridge High School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 10-12 | 16 students
    3.4 miles
    2318 Wisconsin Ave
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630)964-1722
    3.4 10-12
    16
  • Northbrook
    Centerview Therapeutic School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 16 students
    25.7 miles
    3444 Dundee Rd
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    (847)504-8261
    25.7 K-12
    16

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Giant Steps is Godsend, full of Angels for teachers. My son has absolutely thrived here. I cannot do it, without them! This school is phenomenal!
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