S.O.A.R. Post-Secondary

Grades 11 & 12

The S.O.A.R. Post-Secondary program is a small-group, self-advocacy and coping skills program for students in grades 11-12 with a diagnosed, identified, or suspected learning disability.  This program, accompanied by a series of caregiver workshops, aims to ease the transition to post-secondary by equipping students with the necessary skills to navigate their new school environment and advocate for their learning needs, thus fostering strong socio-emotional skills to set them up for success. 

In S.O.A.R. Post-Secondary, participants work on identifying their individual strengths and areas of improvement, communicating their needs, and developing strategies to prepare for a positive transition to post-secondary. Sessions are taught using a combination of discussion, instruction, and engaging activities. 

Program Coordinator: Paige Vaccarella | pvacarrella@Ldaniagara.org

Cost: Free pilot program!
Fees subject to change.


Winter 2021 Schedule

Dates: February 9th – April 8th*
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Tuesdays (Students) and Thursdays (Caregivers))**
Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams)***
Duration: 8 weeks

** Program will not run the week of March 15 – 19 (March Break)

*** In order to participate, participants must have access to a working device (e.g., computer, tablet, etc.) with microphone, camera, and internet connectivity.

Student Weekly Schedule

Tuesday, February 9Introduction
Tuesday, February 16Accommodations at Post-Secondary
Tuesday, February 23Strengths and Needs
Tuesday, March 2Self-Advocacy at Post-Secondary
Tuesday, March 9Study and Organization Techniques
Tuesday, March 23Managing and Coping with Stress
Tuesday, March 30Resources Available at Post-Secondary
Tuesday, April 6Wrap-up

Caregiver Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, February 3The Science Behind LDs
Thursday, February 4Open Discussion
Thursday, February 11Psychological Assessments
Thursday, February 25Assistive Technology at Post-Secondary
Wednesday, March 3How your Role as an Advocate will Change
Thursday, March 4Open Discussion
Thursday, March 11Open Discussion
Thursday, March 25Supporting your Child’s Mental Health
Thursday, April 1Open Discussion
Wednesday, April 7Unlocking Creative Potential

This project is generously funded by:

Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services.

Registered Charity # 73291 9097 RR 0001

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
1338 Fourth Avenue
Unit S215
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 0G1

Phone: (905) 641-1021 *(Please note, we are working remotely due to COVID-19. At this time, we ask that you contact us through our info email listed above. Thank you very much!)
Fax: (905) 641-2336