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SOAR Secondary

Grades 7 & 8

The SOAR Secondary program is a small-group high-school transition support program for children in Grades 7 and 8 with a diagnosed, identified, or suspected learning disability. This program aims to prepare students for the transition to secondary by equipping them 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 SOAR 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 high-school. Sessions are taught using a combination of discussion, instruction, and engaging activities. 

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator, Emily Glencross | eglencross@Ldaniagara.org


Participant Eligibility

Participants attending the sessions must:

  • Be in Grade 7 or 8 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.

Winter Applications Open November 22nd at 6:00 am!


Winter 2022 Program Details

Cost: FREE! *
Dates: February 1st – April 5th, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Tuesdays)
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

DateTopic
Feb. 1Introduction
Feb. 8IEPs and Accommodations
Feb. 15Strengths and Needs
Mar. 1Self-Advocacy at High-School
Mar. 8Study and Organization Techniques
Mar. 22Managing and Coping with Stress
Mar. 29Resources Available at High-School
Apr. 5Wrap-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

info@Ldaniagara.org
Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336
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