Support

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

Review past meetings here.

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.

COUNSELLING

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

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Events

Fundraising:

T21 Awareness Walk

Date:  September 9th, 2017
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10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
Hawthorne Park, 10513-144th Street, Surrey
Cost:  
Person with Down Syndrome – Free
$5.00 per person before Sept 1, 2017
$10.00 per person after Sept 1/2017

Registration  via Eventbrite required 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lmdss-t21-down-syndrome-awareness-walk-tickets-34444268735

Pledges and Teams forms are found under the Fun for Families / Fundraise heading

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.

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Adults Connect (ages 19+)
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Health & Education:

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Sexuality Classes  for 12+
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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.

 

Parents

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