S.O.A.R. Secondary

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.


Fall 2020 Schedule

Dates: October 20th – December 8th, 2020 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams)**
Duration: 8 weeks

Optional webinars will be available for caregivers once per week (Thursdays) on topics related to the content covered in participant sessions. The webinars will be recorded and made available to caregivers who cannot attend the live sessions.

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

This project is 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 advocacy, research, education and services.

Registered Charity # 73291 9097 RR 0001

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
366 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 3N2

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