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 | pvaccarrella@Ldaniagara.org

Cost: Free pilot program!
Fees subject to change.

Fall program applications open at 6:00 am on


Fall 2021 Schedule

Dates: TBD
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Dates TBD)
Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams)***
Duration: 8 weeks

*** 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

TBDAccommodations at Post-Secondary
TBDStrengths and Needs
TBDSelf-Advocacy at Post-Secondary
TBDStudy and Organization Techniques
TBDManaging and Coping with Stress
TBDResources Available at Post-Secondary

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