Most Students who enter STEP 1 do so between June and September. Exceptions can be made for special circumstances. The summer months are preferable for many reasons, including the curriculum continuity and the availability of potential roommates.

The process involves filling out an application and sending documentation including a WAIS and two letters of recommendation. We interview every student who is considered for acceptance and take a social history from a parent. When the application process is complete, we will notify the student within three weeks.



You can request an application or download and print an application here.

Nonrefundable $50 application fee; Checks are written to Giant Step Services, LLC

Two letters of recommendation (from school personnel or employers or other relevant professionals who are familiar with the applicant)



Personal interview is conducted at the Giant Step office

Social history, conducted at the time of the interview

Review of documents including a WAIS (within the last three years),

a recent IEP if available, or other relevant academic information


Schedule an interview or information session please call Dave Finkelstein at 631-972-5604