School takes holistic approach to teaching life skills to autistic students

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Global News

TORONTO – Giant Steps is a specialized school and therapy centre that focuses on teaching life skills to children with autism.

The school is like any other school but there are a few differences, including their integrative programs and the holistic approach they take to teaching their students.

“I run my classroom like any other teacher does, the only difference being, I have students from kindergarten to grade six, so my program is very integrated, very different,” Laurie Taciuk, a special education resource teacher at Giant Steps said. 

The programs are tailored to the needs of each child with the goal of gradually integrating them into their local public schools.

“We have 24 kids, and 24  of those students are not the same. They’re just all different and all special,” Taciuk said.“If I need a student to expel some energy so that they can focus, I have a gym…

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