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.
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.
Local supports are offered in the mobile classroom with community partners. Contact us today to bring LDS Access to your neighbourhood!
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.
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 one-to-one instruction program to local neighbourhoods.
Our One-to-One 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.
Learn more about our RISE One-to-One instruction program including: individualized academic intervention, assessments, progress monitoring, parent/family reports, assistive technology and the suite of supports we offer our families.Apply Now RISE One-to-One Instruction
LDS Access will serve students at the Jewish Community Centre (JCC) and Thunderbird Community Centre after school hours during the 2023 – 24 school year.
Jewish Community Centre
- Oak and 41st in the South and West side Vancouver neighbourhoods.
- Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 6:30pm.
Thunderbird Community Centre
- 2311 Cassiar St, Vancouver
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 6:30pm.
To apply for your child/student to attend the RISE One-to-One instruction program at the JCC or Thunderbird Community Centre, please complete our online application form and specify ‘JCC’ or ‘Thunderbird’ as your preferred location.
Do you want LDS Access in your neighbourhood? LDS Access can travel to a range of Lower Mainland locations where a small group of students need support (minimum of six students). Please get in touch with us to learn more and request LDS Access in your neighbourhood.Apply Now Contact Us
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 one-to-one 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.
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
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 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.
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RISE One-to-One Instruction
Our tutoring and instruction programs follow our unique Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) methodology.
- 5 – 18
- East Vancouver, North Vancouver Learning Centres, or Online
- Monday to Friday 9 am – 7 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 4 pm
Identify an area of need and stay on track during the summer. Experienced instructors tutor students in core curriculum and secondary courses such as English, Math, Science and Socials.
- 3 – 12
- Online and LDS Access
- 2 sessions a week on a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs for a total of 3 weeks from July 8-26 or August 6-23
LDS would like to thank the following donors for supporting our commitment to ensuring access to critical learning support for all vulnerable learners.
Can Tel/Safeway Credit Union Legacy Fund, held at Vancity Community Foundation
Bill and Risa Levine
David and Darrell Mindell
Greg and Elese Sullivan
John and Dana Montalbano
The Robertshaw Family
Sonia Basso and Bruce Barker
Steve Munford and Pip Willis
Summer Split Foundation, held at Vancouver Foundation
Windsor Plywood Foundation held at Vancouver Foundation
Thank you to our donors
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.