TIPS for Post-Secondary

Grades 11 & 12

TIPS (Transition Information, Preparation and Support) for Post-Secondary (“TIPS”) 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 the TIPS program, 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. The program is taught using a combination of discussion, instruction, and engaging activities. 

The LDANR partners with local school boards to offer the TIPS program, when resources allow.

For information on upcoming opportunities to participate in the TIPS program, contact Program Coordinator, Taylor Lloyd | tlloyd@LDANiagara.org

Participant Eligibility

This program is intended for students who are:

  • In Grade 11 or 12 at the time of participation;
  • Diagnosed with, or suspected to have, a Learning Disability (click here for the definition of a Learning Disability);
  • On an Individual Education Plan (IEP);
  • Not diagnosed/identified with an intellectual disability or have significant behavioural support needs.

Please Note: Exceptionalities such as ADHD, Autism, Mild Intellectual Disability, etc. are NOT a Learning Disability. While these exceptionalities may impact an individual’s learning, a Learning Disability is a specific impairment and is distinct from other exceptionalities.

Topics Covered

1Understanding Your Learning Profile
2Accommodations and Required Documentation at Post-Secondary
3Self-Advocacy at Post-Secondary
4Time Management, Organization and Assistive Technology at Post-Secondary
5Managing and Coping with Stress
6Resources Available at Post-Secondary

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