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, Madi Maguire | mmaguire@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.

Fall Program Applications Now Open!

Fall 2022 Program Details

Cost: Free
Dates:  October 18th – December 6th, 2022
Time:  Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm
Location:  Online via Microsoft Teams
Duration:  8 weeks

* Fees subject to change. An annual family LDA Membership fee is $50. For more information on the LDA Membership program click here. If you require financial assistance, subsidy and payment plans may be available.

Weekly Schedule

Week 1Introduction
Week 2IEPs and Accommodations
Week 3Strengths and Needs
Week 4Self-Advocacy at High-School
Week 5Study and Organization Techniques
Week 6Managing and Coping with Stress
Week 7Resources Available at High-School
Week 8Wrap-Up and Panel Discussion

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 awareness, advocacy, research, education and services.

Registered Charity # 73291 9097 RR 0001

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
The Branscombe Centre
1338 Fourth Avenue
Unit S215
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 0G1

Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336