Parent Workshop Series

Supporting your child's transition to high school

What is the Parent Workshop Series?

The Parent Workshop Series is a program for parents and/or guardians of grade 7 and 8 students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD across Ontario. Based on the parent component of RARC's long-running STEPS (Successful Transition from Elementary to Post-Secondary) program, the Parent Workshop Series offers parents this same valuable content in a virtual format.

The goal of the program is to provide parents:

  • Information and support to understand their child’s experience and potential more fully
  • Skills to navigate the school system
  • Ability to provide timely and targeted support
  • Support to know they are not alone.

The program consists of 4 weekly virtual sessions.

If you are located in the Kingston area and are interested in you and your child participating in the in-person STEPS program, please visit the STEPS program page for more information. 

Spring 2024 Cohort

Registration is now open to join the Spring 2024 cohort of the Parent Workshop Series.

The 4 weekly virtual sessions will take place on Wednesdays (May 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 2024) from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Registration closes on April 26, 2024. 

Parent Workshop Series Forms

View and download the registration and informational forms for the Spring 2024 cohort of the Parent Workshop Series.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact our Parent Workshop Series Coordinator, Marie McCarron:

  steps@queensu.ca 

  (613) 533-6000 ext. 75996  

  (613) 533-6564

Completed registration forms can be sent by fax, via email or dropped off in person. For confidentiality reasons, electronic files should be password-protected or sent via a secure portal such as SecureDocs to steps@queensu.ca. Packages can be dropped off in-person to RARC during work hours (9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday). Please do not leave packages unattended outside of RARC's office.