LD Student Social


Small Group Social Program

Grades 6 – 8

LD Student Social is a small-group program for students who are experiencing secondary characteristics associated with learning difficulties (i.e., low self-esteem, poor social and/or emotional regulation) due to a diagnosed, identified, or suspected learning disability.

These sessions offer a safe and inclusive space for students with learning disabilities to meet and connect with other students who share similar life experiences as a result of their learning disability.

The goal of this program is to instill confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging among the participants while helping them to build coping and self-advocacy skills. Sessions incorporate a combination of discussion, instruction, and engaging games and activities in a small-group setting. 

Questions? Contact Taylor Lloyd, Coordinator – Social and Community Programming | [email protected]

Program Eligibility

This program is intended for students who are:
  • In Grades 6 through 8 at time of participation;
  • Diagnosed with, or suspected to have, a Learning Disability* (click here for the definition of a Learning Disability);
  • Not diagnosed/identified with an intellectual disability or have significant behavioural support needs.
While exceptionalities such as Autism, Mild Intellectual Disability, etc. may impact an individual’s learning, a Learning Disability is a specific impairment and is distinct from these and other exceptionalities.

Fall 2024 Program Applications Now Open!

Applications for the Fall 2024 program season opened on Monday, May 27th.
Click Here to Apply

Program Details

Days of the Week
October 9 - December 4**
Days of the Week
Wednesdays (weekly)
8 sessions
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Our Lady of The Holy Rosary Elementary School (41 Collier Road S., Thorold)***

* Fees subject to change. If you require financial assistance, subsidy and payment plans may be available.
** Program will not be running the week of October 14-18.
*** Location subject to change.


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