Many students with diverse needs and abilities, including those with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism, Chronic Health Conditions, physical and developmental disabilities, find a welcoming alternative at Navigate. Our online learning programs offer a special needs education option that allows children to progress at their own pace and in the comfort of their own homes while maintaining the peer support and sense of community of a conventional school environment.

When you register your child in the Navigate special needs education program, one of our BC-certified Learning Support Teachers (LSTs) will help you create an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that considers your child’s needs and abilities and maps out the best route to academic success. The LST will be the case manager, will direct your child’s education, and be your primary liaison with the school.

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO)

We’re proud to provide support teachers, resources and funding facilitation for the Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization. This inspirational facility offers a place for children with low-incidence designation to obtain an education in a warm, welcoming environment that’s tailored to their individual needs.

NameEmail AddressPhone # & (Tsolum Local)Location & Key Responsibilities
Alison Burnsalison.burns@sd71.bc.ca(250) 337-5300 ext. 15142Tsolum: NUKO, K-12 Low Incidence OL
Linda Howeylinda.howey@sd71.bc.ca(250) 337-5300 ext. 15141Tsolum: FAE, K-12 Low Incidence OL
Michelle MarcuzziMichelle.Marcuzzi@sd71.bc.ca(250) 337-5300 ext. 15143Tsolum: Penticton Excel, K-9 High Incidence OL
Susan Wydenessusan.wydenes@sd71.bc.ca(250) 337-5300 ext. 15934Tsolum: Compass Tsolum K-12, 7 Summits, NSA 8-12, OKHC 7-12
Wanda Harssemawanda.harssema@sd71.bc.ca(250) 337-5300 ext. 15144Tsolum: HLC K-9
Joyce Bartramjoyce.bartram@sd71.bc.ca
(250) 337-5300 ext. 15980Tsolum: Compass Nanaimo K-12