SoAR: Some Assembly Required

>Preparation for the changes and choices to be made in high school.

SoAR is a transition program for students in grades 7, 8 and 9, developed by the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario to encourage self-awareness, develop decision-making skills, learn how to express ideas and follow directions, and become a self-advocate in the learning process.

SoAR provides each student with instruction, and an opportunity for discussion with peers. All students receive the SoAR: Some Assembly Required workbook series to enhance and reinforce the learning opportunity. A maximum of 12 students will be instructed per program session.

For more information, contact Wanda Prince, Program Coordinator @ 705.748.9455, ext. 207.

Upcoming Dates:

Peterborough County & City
August 17th to 20th / Monday to Thursday — 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

August 17th to 20th / Monday to Thursday — 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

City of Kawartha Lakes
August 17th to 20th  / Monday to Thursday — 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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