Secondary Learning Assistance/Life Skills

Program Description 
The Secondary Learning Assistance/Life Skills (LA/LS) Programs are designed for students with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities (K), Autism (G) and delayed adaptive behaviour skills. Each student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP). All aspects of the curriculum are modified and upon graduation, the students are awarded a school leaving certificate. 

Curriculum Emphasis:
  • promoting personal independence and decision making skills
  • developing skills for social relationships 
  • improving functional academic skills 
  • teaching life skills; family life education
  • providing career awareness and work experience
  • promoting social involvement in school activities 
  • providing transition to post-secondary options 

Student Profile 
Students are appropriate for placement in this program when they: 
meet Ministry criteria for Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disabilities or Autism 
may be capable of independent busing 

Referral Process
Learning Assistance/Life Skills referrals must be submitted to the Case Manager for Inclusion.  

Exit Criteria 
Students are reviewed on a regular basis and if a change in placement is recommended a referral is submitted to Learning Services. 

Capacity and Staffing 
Grades 8 to 12 (13 - 19 years of age)
15 students
1 Teacher and 2 SSAs 

Program Locations 
Britannia Secondary
Eric Hamber Secondary 
Gladstone Secondary 
John Oliver Secondary 
Killarney Secondary 
Lord Byng Secondary 
Magee Secondary 
Point Grey Secondary 

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