RISE Now tailors our Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) to the needs of adults with suspected or diagnosed learning differences. The program is individualized to support adults in achieving their specific learning, education, or employment goals through targeted support and intervention.
Adults (aged 18+) with suspected or diagnosed learning differences who are looking for individualized support in the area of literacy, numeracy, or executive functioning skills.
RISE Now sessions are offered in person or online via our interactive online platform. In person sessions are available at our East Vancouver Learning Centre or North Vancouver Learning Center.
Sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis based on student and instructor availability. The length of the program is dependent on the needs of the individual student and is identified during the intake process.
Our typical hours of services are Monday through Friday 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.
RISE Now is specifically designed for adult learning and developed based on the needs, skills, and goals of the learner. The RISE Now program pairs adult learners with a specialized and compassionate instructor to work towards their career, education, or life goals in the following areas:
- Support for adults undertaking courses or training such as adult education, university courses, or pre-employment programs.
- Explicit instruction to support foundational literacy (reading/writing) or math skills.
- Entry or return to the workforce support (resume and cover letter development, interviewing, applications).
- Executive functioning skills support and development.
- Workplace accommodation support and planning.
The RISE Now sessions are scheduled weekly or twice weekly based on learner need and individual program goals, and program fees are offered on a sliding scale based on individual/household income.
To apply for the program, click on the apply now button below to complete the online application form. Once we have received your form, a member of the Student and Family Services team will be in contact with you to schedule an intake.Apply Now
I contacted LDS in September 2021 even though I was aware that the population you served at the time was young. My hope was that perhaps someone might have some suggestions of resources for adults. I never dreamed that a year later my daughter would be able to read a short sentence – which happened last week for the first time.Mother of a 36 Year Old Adult Learner
We operate on a sliding scale fee model to ensure our services are accessible to all. Internal bursaries will be made available for individuals/families who qualify. Please contact us for more information.Contact Us
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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.