Giant Steps Family Retreat

Saturday, September 23

Join us for a full day of hiking, fishing, archery, canoeing, parent training, food, campfire and FUN! Giant Steps staff will support your family throughout the whole day so sign up ASAP! Limited space available, registration closes on Sept. 15th. $15 per adult, $8 per child includes lunch, snacks and activities.

For more information or to register contact Tara Oetting
toetting@mygiantsteps.org • 630-864-3853


Giant Steps 5k Walk

October 7, 2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Rich Harvest Farms
7S771 Dugan Road • Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Located at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, IL, the Annual 5K Walk for Autism is a pillar fundraising event for Giant Steps. Local organizations, individuals, students and staff all come together to take 6,758 steps toward helping Giant Steps improve the lives of those it serves.

Click here to sign-up!



Join us for a special night filled with dancing, laughter, and fun! The Homecoming Dance is a great opportunity for parents, siblings, and family members to engage with students in a safe environment that let our students shine.


Trunk or Treat

5:00PM - 7:00PM
Giant Steps Front Parking Lot

Get creative and bring your decorated car trunk or truck bed, and lots of treats, to the Giant Steps parking lot to give our students a safe place to go trick-or-treating.

All are welcome, so if you just wanted to enjoy the festivities, no tricked out trunks are necessary.



Canopy Open House (in Sugar Grove)

Come visit the Canopy Main Street building and Rich Harvest Farms to see the future of Canopy Adult Services. Open to the public, service providers, families, and potential participants.


Holiday Open House

Join us in celebrating another wonderful year at Giant Steps and learn about all the great things happening in the new year. The event is open to families, community members, and volunteers.


Winter Formal

For High School and Junior High students, the Winter Formal is an afternoon dance hosted at Giant Steps. The event will include a DJ and refreshments, parents are encouraged to attend.



Jan 21 2018  

Canopy Parents Club Chili Cook-Off

What is better than great food paired with local craft brews; supporting a great cause. Join Giant Steps Canopy Adult Services Program team for the second Anual Chili Cook-Off.


April 21 2018  

Giant Steps Annual Charity Auction

Save the Date! Our biggest fundraising event of the year will be at the Naperville/Lisle Hilton Hotel. Join us for dinner, dancing, open bar, silent and live auctions, raffles and much more.


May 2018  

High School Prom

For High School students and their families, the Prom will be an afternoon dance at a local hotel in Lisle. This is one of the most memorable events of the year, families are encouraged to attend.


June 18 2018  

Giant Steps Annual Golf Classic

Join us for the Giant Steps Annual Golf Classic. Enjoy a relaxing day on the links that culminates with an opportunity to fellowship over dinner.


June 26 2018  

Tri-City Football