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Secondary Learning Assistance/Life Skills (LA/LS)

Life Skills

Program Description

The Secondary Learning Assistance/Life Skills Programs are designed for students with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Autism 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 (K or C designations) or Autism (G)
  • may be capable of independent busing


Referrals to the Secondary LA/LS Programs are submitted to the Screening Committee.

Program Location

  • Lord Byng Secondary (I and II)
  • Eric Hamber Secondary
  • Gladstone Secondary
  • John Oliver Secondary
  • Point Grey Secondary
  • Killarney Secondary
  • Point Grey Secondary
  • Magee Secondary
  • Vancouver Technical Secondary