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What is the Grade 7-8-9 Transitions Program?

Gr8 Transitions Program logoThis program (formally called the Gr8 Transitions Program) is to assist students with learning disabilities to make a successful transition from elementary to secondary school and beyond.

This 2-year program begins in Grade 7, and supports students as they approach the transition to high school.  Our goal is to give students the tools they will need to be successful in secondary school, which lead to further success in post-secondary school.  

The Grade 7-8-9 Transitions Program aims to:

  • Teach students about learning disabilities and their individual learning profile 
  • Promote self-knowledge and self-advocacy
  • Support parents in understanding how their child learns, their child's rights and responsibilities, and how to support their child in and out of the school environment
  • Train students and parents in adaptive technology, and explain how and why these accommodations can help students learn
  • Prepare students for the upcoming transition and what changes to expect at secondary school


As part of this program, students will receive a full psychoeducational assessment and attend information and training sessions throughout their Grade 7 & 8 years.  

This program is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities and collects information about the nature of learning disabilities throughout adolescence.  There is no cost to participants. 


Grade 7-8-9 Transitions Flyer (PDF 580 KB)

Letter to Families (PDF 99 KB)

Registration Form and Background Information Questionnaire (PDF 169 KB) Teacher Contact Information (PDF 100 KB)

For more information please contact Alison Parker

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Funding for RARC has been generously provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B100
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Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Phone: (613) 533-6311
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