Our Groups

Stay Together & Learn From Each Other

KIDS GROUP (6-10)

At Kids Group, we let kids be kids! This is an opportunity for young children with Down Syndrome to get to know each other, have fun, and share experiences.

Our next Kids Group event is coming up soon. Stay tuned for more details.

YOUTH GROUP (10-18)

Our Youth Group nights provide youth with Down Syndrome and their families with unique opportunities to mingle, play, explore, and participate in a friendly environment.

ADULT GROUP (19 & up)

Our Adult Groups bring adults with special abilities together. These nights give them a break and allow them to relax and chat with other members (and have a little fun too!)

PARENT NETWORKING GROUPS

Currently we have 5 groups operating in the province of BC. We are open to establishing new groups as requested.

LMDSS Burnaby Group
1409 Sperling Ave,
Burnaby, BC V2B 4J8

LMDSS Okanagan Group
Starbright Children’s Development Centre
1546 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC

LMDSS Langley Group
Langley Child Development Center
5171 221A St,
Langley, BC


LMDSS Surrey Group
Semiahmoo House Society
15306-24th Ave,
Surrey, B.C

LMDSS Vancouver Group
1720 Grant St.
Vancouver, BC

North Vancouver and Richmond
There are openings for new parent support group in these areas. If you are interested in becoming a parent group coordinator,please contact Theresa at (604) 591-2722



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Events

Community Support:

To attend any of the Parent Networking Groups you must register either by phone 604-591-2722, or email at info@lmdss.com.
If you require childcare you must inform us at the time of registration.

LMDSS Parent
Networking Groups:

Burnaby
Topic: Family Fun Night
Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location:
Old Orchard Lanes ( 4429 Kingsway, Burnaby)
Cost:
 LMDSS (pizza and drinks will be supplied)
R.S.V.P. by April 10th limited space available 

Langley
Topic: Family Fun Day Movie ” Sing”
Date: April 8th, 2017
Time:
4:35 p.m.
Location:  Hollywood 3 ( 7125-138th Street, Surrey)
Cost: LMDSS Tickets must be pre-ordered R.S.V.P. by April 4th

Okanagan  
Topic: Easter Egg Hunt
Date:
April 8th, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location: Guertmar Park ( off Springfield)
Cost: A fee of $20.00 will be charged for non attendance.

Surrey
Topic: Family Fun Day Movie “Sing”
Date: April 8th, 2017
Time: 4:35 p.m.
Location: Hollywood 3 (7125 -138th Street, Surrey)
Cost: LMDSS Tickets must be pre-ordered R.S.V.P. by April 4th

Vancouver
Topic: Board Games & Pizza Night
Date: Thursday Evenings
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mosaic, 1720 Grant Street, Vancouver
Cost: LMDSS R.S.V.P. are required contact the LMDSS office.



Adults Connect (ages 19+)
Topic: Dinner & Movie ” Beauty & The Beast”
Date: April 22nd, 2017
Time: TBA
Location: Cineplex, Langley
Cost: TBA when time is confirmed
Contact Theresa at info@lmdss.com to register by April 8th. Dinner will be at a nearby restaurant.

Youth Group (10+)
Event :
Bowling at REVS
Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Time: TBA
Location: 5502 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Cost: TBA
Contact Mariam at Mariamrafik71@gmail.com to register


Health & Education:

Music Therapy Classes:
Dates: Wednesday Evenings, April 5th,12th,19th,26th & May 3rd,10th,17th,24th, and 31st
Location: WC Blair, Studio #2, Boardroom – 22200 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Members $40.00 – Non-Members $80.00 – Siblings $10.00
(Members and Non-Member prices include 1 parent or support person, and the special needs individual).
Erin Parr is an experienced Music Therapist focused on children with disabilities. Over 12 years of experience working with Autistic children, children with disabilities, and babies/toddlers she has applied music therapy to a wide range of situations with exciting results. Erin uses an activity-based method with a focus on and enthusiasm to facilities progress towards therapeutic goals.
Registration Deadline March 20th, 2017.

Reading & Math Program Spring Classes: (Sign Up Now)
Dates:
 April 25th to June 29th 2017– Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Location: #201-13281-78th Ave, Surrey
Time: 1 hour sessions available – 4-5 pm, 5-6 pm, 6-7 pm
Cost: $
20.00 per session 

Reading and Math Program Spring classes starting  April 25th, 2017 watch for registration details.

Summer classes available July & August contact the LMDSS office for details and to register.


Sexuality Classes  for 12+
Dates: Next Sessions will be announced at a later date

Time:

Location:
Cost:

Dance Fit Classes (NEW)
The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society will be starting up this program in the Spring. The dates are will be confirmed shortly, and will be posted.
If your child, teen, or adult is interested in making friends,having fun, and getting into shape, please email the LMDSS office to register at info@lmdss.com.

Fundraising:

T21 Awareness Walk
Date: September 9th, 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
Hawthorne Park (10513-144th Street, Surrey)
Cost:
Registration, Pledges, and Teams forms will be coming out shortly

Parents

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NEW Program
LMDSS Scholarship Program [PDF]