GIANT STEPS ILLINOIS INC

Rating: 5 stars   1 review 58

Issues: Disabilities, Education

Location: 8320 S Madison St Burr Ridge IL 60527 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Giant Steps has helped provide me with hope and a new passion to do something about autism. Although my autistic son is an adult, there is so much more for him and others afflicted with autism, to experience and achieve. I have personally witnessed the progress of the children enrolled in our school as they advance from grades K-12 and to age 22 when they (by state law) must move on. Although Giant Steps education for autistics is second to none in Illinois, our training for the greater community may have even more far reaching impact. The training of first responders, firemen, police, DCFS, stadium security, schools and many other organizations can change lives and prevent tragedies. I have never been more proud of an organization dedicated to helping the helpless. Relieving the sufferings of autistic children and their families is the greatest opportunity of all, to join in doing God's work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son's attendance

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the endowment so that they could be more independent and afford to expand their reach to expanded adult services.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I was on another board that included a member from Giant Steps.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Improve the board of directors by recruiting new members who possess the needed time, talent and treasure and, of course, fundraising.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To offer extensive adult programing for ages 22 and up.

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