Grades 7 & 8
With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), LDANR is excited to launch its first transition support program!
The S.O.A.R. Secondary program is a small-group, self-advocacy and coping skills program for children in grades 7-8 with a diagnosed, identified, or suspected learning disability. This program, accompanied by a series of caregiver workshops, aims to ease the transition to high school 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. 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.
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 1st – April 7th *
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Mondays (Students) and Wednesdays (Caregivers)) **
Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams) ***
Duration: 8 weeks
** Programs will not run the week of February 15 – 19 (Brock Reading Week) or 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
|Monday, February 1||Introduction|
|Monday, February 8||IEPs and Accommodations|
|Monday, February 22||Strengths and Needs|
|Monday, March 1||Self-Advocacy at High-School|
|Monday, March 8||Study and Organization Techniques|
|Monday, March 22||Managing and Coping with Stress|
|Monday, March 29||Resources Available at High-School|
|Monday, April 5||Wrap-Up|
Caregiver Weekly Schedule
|Wednesday, February 3||The Science Behind LDs|
|Thursday, February 4||Open Discussion|
|Wednesday, February 10||IEPs and the IPRC Process|
|Wednesday, February 24||Learning Profiles and the Psycho-Educational Assessment|
|Wednesday, March 3||How your Role as an Advocate will Change|
|Thursday, March 4||Open Discussion|
|Wednesday, March 10||Supporting your Child’s Study Skills|
|Wednesday, March 24||Open Discussion|
|Thursday, March 25||Supporting your Child’s Mental Health|
|Wednesday, March 31||Assistive Technology for Students with LD|
|Thursday, April 1||Open Discussion|
|Wednesday, April 7||Unlocking Creative Potential|
|Thursday, April 8||Open Discussion|
This project is generously funded by: