At LMDSS, we are a community. We believe that every parent deserves the opportunity to access up-to-date information 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. Review past meetings here.
CALL FOR SUPPORT
If you are a new parent who would like to attend a support meeting or talk to another parent one on one, please contact our office at 604-591-2722 or email us to set up an appointment.
In order to find some support groups near you, you may also check the CDSS website.
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
Reading and Math Workshop
Date: April 11th to June 27th
Time: Wednesday – 3:30 – 4:30 and 4:30 – 5:30 and 5:30 – 6:30
Location – LMDSS Office
Cost: 10.00 per session – total all 12 classes $120.00
Registration is required. Email for confirmation.
Watch for upcoming events in the new year.
To attend any of the Parent Networking Groups you must register either by phone 604-591-2722, or email at email@example.com.
If you require childcare you must inform us at the time of registration.
LMDSS Parent Networking Groups:
Surrey Topic: Getting to know each other Date: April 4th 2018 Time: 6:30 pm Location: LMDSS office, 201 – 13281 – 72 Ave., Surrey, BC
Youth Group (10+)
Event: Wii Dance Party at Melissa’s
Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 6:00pm till 9:00pm Location: Melissa’s house
Cost: Pizza free but you can bring a small snack or drink to share if you like
Contact: Melissa Hawkes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.