Parade and Opening Ceremony


The 2017 Opening Ceremony and Parade is honored to dedicate this year’s event to

Canopy Adult Services Program at Giant Steps.


“Giant Steps is truly humbled by the showing of support from the Sugar Grove community for our Canopy Adult Services Program,” said Giant Steps Executive Director, Dr. Sylvia Smith.  “Having such a celebrated event be dedicated to our program is a tremendous honor and serves to strengthen our resolve to improve how we serve our communities.”


The Canopy Adult Services Program was created by Giant Steps in order to meet the growing demand for specialized, therapeutic, and academic support programming for adults who are living with an autism spectrum disorder.  Today, Canopy Adult Services Program is a re-imagined community for adults living with autism spectrum disorder which offers hope for a safe, fulfilled, purposeful, and happy life.

The Canopy Adult Services Program serves individuals who are no longer able to receive school-based support services, as public funding for school-based services ceases at age 22.  The program also serves adult participants as young as age 18.


Canopy staff members, program participants, and their families will lead the 2017 Corn Boil Parade into Volunteer Park from the corner of Route 30 and Municipal Drive at the 5:00 p.m. kickoff, Friday July 28th, 2017!  Canopy Program participants will also be joining us throughout the Corn Boil festival.

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