LDS Access

LDS Access is a mobile classroom service that will meet children with learning disabilities where they are and provide outreach learning support and assistive technology to communities in and around Metro Vancouver.

Who

Students in grades 1 to 12 with suspected or diagnosed learning differences looking for continuous, high-quality, one-to-one learning support.

Families looking for specialized learning support in the neighbourhood where they live.

Where

Local supports are offered in the mobile classroom with community partners. Contact us today to bring LDS Access to your neighbourhood!

When

Lessons are generally 50 minutes each of instruction and are offered Monday to Friday between 9 am and 8 pm as well as Saturdays between 9 am and 5 pm.

Lesson times vary depending on the program and the time of year.

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Program Description

LDS Access’s mission is to remove barriers to individualized evidenced-based instruction for students with learning differences by bring our Research-Informed Individualized Student Education 1:1 instruction program to local neighbourhoods.

Our 1:1 Explicit Instruction program supports students with academic skills gaps and learning challenges in the areas of reading, writing, and math, and helps them to build confidence in themselves as learners along the way. Students work one-to-one with a highly qualified and specialized instructor who they are paired with through our student-centred individualized placement process. For more information about our RISE 1:1 instruction program including: individualized academic intervention, assessments, progress monitoring, parent/family reports, assistive technology and the suite of supports we offer our families.

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LDS Access

LDS Access will be at the Jewish Community Centre (JCC) at Oak and 41st serving students located in the South and West side Vancouver neighbourhoods on Mondays and Wednesday after school during the 2022 – 23 school year.

To apply for your child/student to attend the RISE 1:1 instruction program at the JCC on Mondays and Wednesday afternoons, please complete our online application form and specify ‘JCC’ as your preferred location.

Are you wanting LDS Access in your neighbourhood? LDS Access can travel to a range of Lower Mainland locations where there is a small group of students needing support (minimum 6 students). Please contact us to learn more and request LDS Access in your neighbourhood.

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Who is LDS Access for?

At LDS we are transforming accessibility to address the real barriers families face in accessing services including geography and family income. Whether students attend our 1:1 program at our East Vancouver or North Vancouver Learning centres, our partner schools, via our RISE at Home online program, or aboard LDS Access, our programs transcend geographical restraints and operate on sliding fee scales to ensure that all students can receive the individualized supports they need to thrive throughout their life span.

LDS Features

All-Electric Minibus

Working with local Vancouver companies, Green Power and NGSI, we customized a clean energy all-electric minibus to create a mobile classroom for students with learning differences, the first of its kind in Canada. See our tv, radio and other BC-wide media coverage here.

In The Press

Innovative Design

The innovative design elements of LDS Access ensure COVID-19 protective measures are maintained within each of the mobile classroom’s three physically distanced instruction stations.

Award-winning Artist

Award-winning artist Carson Ting was inspired by LDS Access and created a mural that wraps around the bus and captures the essence of the LDS Mission and Vision.

LDS would like to thank the following donors

Christine Bergeron
Bill and Risa Levine
David and Darrell Mindell

John and Dana Montalbano
Greg and Elese Sullivan
The Robertshaw Family

Sonia Basso and Bruce Barker
Steve Munford and Pip Willis
Windsor Plywood Foundation held at Vancouver Foundation

For supporting our commitment to ensuring access to critical learning support for all vulnerable learners.

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Become a Donor

LDS is grateful to its thoughtful and generous community of supporters whose financial and in-kind donations are enabling LDS to develop LDS Access and continue to push for excellence in all areas, providing accessible and inclusive support for children and youth in our region.

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Thank you to our donors

Our donors play a vital role in sustaining our programming. We are so grateful for their continued support of children and youth in our community with learning differences.