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Giant Steps Illinois5
Posted January 26, 2014
- a parent
My daughter has thrived since enrolling at Giant Steps 3 years ago. While she used to strike out with aggression, she has learned to use her words in non-preferred situations. She loves going to school. The staff is incredibly dedicated, and the therapies they provide in-school are outstanding, the teachers and therapists really design teaching methods to the individual student...it is not a one size fits all curriculum.
The positives first: GS has a strong OT/sensory program for Autistic kids. They have all the therapy services: Speech, OT, behavioral, recreational. The negative: The afterschool program is completely unaffordable. Almost 100.00 per day. Also the school did not honestly communicate with me in regards to my child's behaviors and progress. I was lead to believe that he was progressing when in fact, he was not. They sent me a well worded email that they could not support his needs when they reassured me at the beginning that this was THE school for autistic kids with difficult behaviors. Disappointed.