ABOUT GIANT STEPS MELBOURNE
Giant Steps has operated successfully as a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Sydney for over 24 years. Due to the overwhelming demand for a specialist school in Melbourne, Giant Steps Melbourne opened in Kew in January 2016 to a cohort of 11 children.
Giant Steps provides an innovative and individualized education and therapy program for each student. The Giant Steps Melbourne programs are created with full involvement of the parents and the expertise of the occupational, speech and music therapists and teachers who are all on staff.
The Giant Steps community believe that children from all walks of life should have the chance to attend the school; hence no fees are charged and more places will soon be created. The Giant Steps families endlessly fund raise to bridge the $45,000 per year per child gap between government funding and the program cost. This is a monumental task for people who already face huge challenges.
In 2019 the fundraising target will be over $1M to cover the program for the 21 students currently enrolled. An additional fundraising target of $300k has been set to enable growth and expansion of the school.
Over 100 families have registered their interest in a place for their child at Giant Steps Melbourne. The success of fundraising efforts will make this possible.
For more information about Giant Steps visit www.giantsteps.net.au