You Have a Support Network
At LMDSS, we are a community. We believe that every parent deserves the opportunity to access up-to-date information and to other parents who can share first-hand experiences of raising a child with Down Syndrome.
Parent Support Meetings
Parent Support Meetings occur across the country and are hosted by parents of children with Down Syndrome and are designed to provide a welcoming, open environment to discuss experiences, challenges, concerns, and celebrations with each other.
Find a parent support meeting near you
OUTREACH PARENT SUPPORT TEAM
Having a child with Down Syndrome can provide unique challenges. That’s why we’ve created the Outreach Parent Support Team.
This team of trained individuals meet with new parents to help ease the initial overwhelming feeling and to establish a community of support.
This team provides:
- Answers to your most pressing questions (we’ve been there and we know how you’re feeling)
- The latest information, forms, next-steps, etc
- Ongoing family support
CALL FOR SUPPORT
If you are a new parent who would like an Outreach Parent Support Team member come to visit you and your family, please contact our office at 604-591-2722 or email us to set up an appointment.
JOIN THE OUTREACH PARENT SUPPORT TEAM
If you or someone you know is interested in joining our Outreach Parent Support Team, we would love your help! Please contact the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society office to sign up for our next training course.
If you or a family member requires help and would like to speak with a counsellor please contact the LMDSS office at 604-591-2722.
Types of counseling that are covered is as follows:
* Child Play Therapy
* Parent – Infant Therapy
* Special Needs
* Individual (Adult)
* Couples or Relationships
* Therapeutic Play
* Bowen Family Systems
* Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
* Anxiety or Depression
* Grief or Loss
* Parenting Challenges
* Postnatal Emotional Difficulties
* Adjustment to Divorce or Separation
* Relationship Counselling
* Special Needs Issues
* Behavioural, Social or Academic Concerns
* Play & Art Therapy for Kids
* Family System Therapy