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Giant Steps Toronto – A Step in the Right Direction

June 14, 2012 by  
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A Step in the Right DirectionOnce a previously neglected room used only as a meeting space, Giant Steps’ new library now flourishes with the latest technology for autistic children. Touch-screen white boards, iPads and an Xbox Kinect are some of the innovative tools this school and therapy centre has incorporated to help build the communication, academic, social and lifestyle skills of its students.

Howat Noble, president of Giant Steps, believes that adopting these modern technologies has made the library unique. “It engages the child,” he says, “and once you’ve got the child engaged with this technology, you can really accelerate communication skills.” As social interactions improve, so too does the child’s connection with friends and family.

From the room’s colours to its seating areas, the library is designed Read more

Chocolate Ball

June 13, 2012 by  
Filed under People & Places

Chocolate Ball
The 3rd annual Vaughan Chocolate Ball was attended by more than 400 guests, who gathered to celebrate all things chocolate at the Bellagio Boutique Event Venue on May 3, 2012. From savoury food samplings to delectable desserts, guests treated themselves to chocolate-infused cakes, pastries, candy, and dancing. Actress Tonya Lee Williams also made a celebrity guest appearance. The night was held in support of Giant Steps, a school and therapy centre aiding children with autism.  
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