BETTY BERGER is the director of Giant Steps St. Louis, a school for children with autism spectrum disorders. Together with Giant Steps staff and families, Betty has created programming that engages even the most resistant student. One strategy used successfully at Giant Steps for the last 9 years has been Service Learning. Even though many people expect students with special needs to ONLY receive services, at Giant Steps students provide service to their community through extensive service learning projects. Betty's interactive workshop will share practical ideas on how to motivate staff and students to engage in service learning projects that enhance everyday life, develop life skills and even turn into jobs.