SOAR Post-Secondary

Grades 11 & 12

The SOAR Post-Secondary program is a small-group college and university transition support program for students in Grade 11 and 12 with a diagnosed, identified, or suspected learning disability.  This program aims to prepare students for the transition to post-secondary by equipping them with the necessary skills to navigate their new environment and advocate for their needs, thus fostering strong socio-emotional skills to set them up for success.

In SOAR Post-Secondary, participants work on developing self-advocacy and coping strategies, and learn about the various resources available at college and university to prepare for a positive transition to post-secondary education. Sessions are taught using a combination of discussion, instruction, guest speakers and engaging activities. 

Questions? Contact Program Coordinators, Emily Glencross | eglencross@Ldaniagara.org OR Paige Vaccarella | pvaccarrella@Ldaniagara.org

Participant Eligibility

Participants attending the sessions must:

  • Be in Grade 11 or 12 at the time of participation;
  • Have a diagnosed or suspected Learning Disability or ADHD;
  • Have an Individual Education Plan (IEP);
  • Not be diagnosed/identified with an intellectual disability or have significant behavioural support needs.

Fall Applications Now Open!

Fall 2021 Program Details

Cost: FREE! *
Dates: October 21st – December 9th
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Thursdays)
Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams**)
Duration: 8 weeks

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

Weekly Schedule

Oct. 21Introduction
Oct. 28Understanding Your Learning Profile
Nov. 4Accommodations and Required Documentation at Post-Secondary
Nov. 11Self-Advocacy at Post-Secondary
Nov. 18Time Management, Organization and Assistive Technology at Post-Secondary
Nov. 25Managing and Coping with Stress
Dec. 2Resources Available at Post-Secondary
Dec. 9Wrap-up and Panel Discussion

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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