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 APPLICATIONS OPEN ON NOVEMBER 23rd AT 6:00 AM*
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 9||Introduction|
|Tuesday, February 16||Accommodations at Post-Secondary|
|Tuesday, February 23||Strengths and Needs|
|Tuesday, March 2||Self-Advocacy at Post-Secondary|
|Tuesday, March 9||Study and Organization Techniques|
|Tuesday, March 23||Managing and Coping with Stress|
|Tuesday, March 30||Resources Available at Post-Secondary|
|Tuesday, April 6||Wrap-up|
Caregiver Weekly Schedule
|Wednesday, February 3||The Science Behind LDs|
|Thursday, February 4||Open Discussion|
|Thursday, February 11||Psychological Assessments|
|Thursday, February 25||Assistive Technology at Post-Secondary|
|Wednesday, March 3||How your Role as an Advocate will Change|
|Thursday, March 4||Open Discussion|
|Thursday, March 11||Open Discussion|
|Thursday, March 25||Supporting your Child’s Mental Health|
|Thursday, April 1||Open Discussion|
|Wednesday, April 7||Unlocking Creative Potential|
This project is generously funded by: