Why choose the Social Skills Program?

A program that assists in the development of social skills and social problem-solving strategies, while also promoting self-esteem and self-advocacy in a supportive environment. The aim of the program is to encourage friendship, positive social/emotional behaviours, active listening, effective communication, and understanding of social norms.

These skills will be taught through group discussion, play-based activities, team building games, and role-playing, and children will benefit from working together with other children that have similarities to them.

Who is the program designed for?

Children diagnosed with a Learning Disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who may avoid social contact, behave immaturely, be shy or timid in groups, frequently fight with peers, display a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, and enjoy meeting other children with LD and/or ADHD.

    Fall Dates

    Hamilton – Wednesdays:
    September 22 – November 17

    Burlington – Tuesdays: 
    October 5 – November 23

    8 Weeks 

    Winter Dates

    Hamilton – Wednesdays:
    January 12th – March 2nd 

    Burlington – Tuesdays:
    January 11th March 1st 

    8 Weeks 


    5 – 6:15 PM for 7-10 year olds 

    6:45 – 8 PM for 11-14 year olds, 

    Parents on Thursday evenings (virtual) 6-7 PM 


    Tuesdays in Burlington:
    560 Guelph Line
    Burlington, ON L7R 3M4

    Wednesdays in Hamilton:
    31 King St E
    Hamilton, ON L8N 1A1


    Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our Y2Y Champion Challenge, we are able to reduce the cost of our 8 week social skills program by half!

    COVID-19 Policy

    The Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton follows and will continue to follow all Public Health guidelines and requirements for the operation of its in-person programs. However, due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 and it’s affect on the Halton-Hamilton area, the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton reserves the right to transition all in-person classes to a virtual environment in accordance to any recommendation by Health Canada. When signing up for this program, you agree that in-person classes may be held online when deemed necessary. No refunds will be applicable in the case that classes continue in-person and families choose to withdraw, but applicants will have the choice to withdraw if classes transition to online-based learning.

    Join Us Today!

    We are a registered charitable organization that does not receive any government funding to support our initiatives. Your gift will help us to ensure we can continue providing our programs and services to support those who are impacted by Learning Disabilities in Halton and Hamilton.

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