The Parramatta Eels today confirmed a new two year community partnership with Giant Steps that will see the Club raise awareness in the wider community of the fantastic work that this organisation does in rich and meaningful education to children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Parramatta Eels have a long standing relationship with Giant Steps, a charity organisation specialising in bringing the world's best practice in the treatment and education of children with autism to Australia. Over the past three years a number of Eels players involved in our elite pathways system have been assigned to supporting roles at Giant Steps to help assist the teaching and education programs. This has included over the time current Eels NRL players Reed Mahoney, Bevan French and Oregon Kaufusi.
Based out of Gladesville, Giant Steps works to support kids as young as three years old right up to young adults where education, life skills, vocational experiences, therapies, recreation, leisure, health, fitness and community access are all included in the programs.
Giant Steps does not charge fees for their Early Learning or School Programs and while support is provided by the Australian and NSW governments, Giant Steps must raise the majority of funds through corporate or individual donations and fundraising events.