Transition to High School

The Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex County is proud to partner with the Greater Essex District School Board to provide transition programming for its students moving on to high school in September.

Registration is required: Register Here

Information about the courses is available below.

Assistive Technology Refresher

For students who have received an iPad or Laptop and assistive technology training from their school. This course has been designed to refresh learning and support the use of technology in the classroom. Programs covered include Microsoft 365, Read & Write, WordQ. Students select classes based on SEA equipment received (iPad or Laptop) and preferred meeting time. All courses are offered via Microsoft Teams.

Laptop Classes (Select one):

Laptop (ATL001)                                     
Wednesday, August 26th                                    
Time:  9am – 12pm

Laptop (ATL002)   
Wednesday, August 26th
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Laptop (ATL003)                                     
Thursday, August 27th
Time:  9am – 12pm

Laptop (ATL004)
Thursday, August 27th
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Laptop (ATL005)                                     
Friday, August 28th
Time:  9 am – 12 pm

Laptop (ATL006) *2 days
Thursday, August 27 & Friday, August 28th
Time: 9 am – 10:30 am

iPad Classes (Select one):

iPad (ATP001)                                        
Wednesday, August 26th                                  
Time:  9am – 12pm

iPad (ATP002) * 2 days
Thursday, August 27 & Friday, August 28th
Time: 9 am – 10:30 am

SOAR : Transition to High School Program

Learning disabilities are often misunderstood disabilities, and the more our students know, the better they are able to advocate for themselves. Some Assembly Required (SOAR) is broken up into 3 parts, each focusing on a different aspect of learning and learning disabilities:

L’s and D’s looks at how people learn and why learning is important; how our learning is made up of our styles, interests and abilities; and what learning disabilities are, and what can help.

Skills for Success breaks school tasks down into the three areas of daily work, studying and tests, and projects and assignments and explores the skills needed to approach each area.

Making Choices for the Future prepares students for the changes and choices that will come in high school, offers strategies for success, and discusses IEPs, accommodations, and different career paths.

Classes (Select one):

SOAR (SOAR001)  *2 days                                        
Thursday, August 27th & Friday, August 28th
Time:  11 am – 1 pm

SOAR (SOAR002) *2 days                               
Thursday, August 27th & Friday, August 28th
Time:  1:30 – 3:30 pm