Online Membership Application

Member Information

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Membership Fees   Individual:
Self-Advocate (19+):

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If paying by Credit Card or PayPal, you will be emailed a link to our payment portal.
If paying by Cheque, please make it payable to LMDSS
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Down Syndrome Connection

If applicable, by telling us about your connection with Down syndrome you can help us set goals for the Society, develop services, and connect you with members who share your concerns. Providing the following information is voluntary and is kept confidential.

  1. Are you a Self-Advocate with Down syndrome?
  2. Do you have a child or children with Down syndrome?

    Name(s) Sex Birth Date

    If not, please tell us why you are interested in Down syndrome (eg.: grandparent, teacher, teaching assistant, friend, doctor, nurse, etc...)
    Do you have other children?

    Name(s) Sex Birth Date
  3. Are you concerned about any medical issues? (eg: hearing loss, vision, speech, etc...)
  4. Are you concerned about other issues relating to Down syndrome? (eg: preschool, transition between schools, life planning, employment opportunities, etc...)
  5. Can we contact you if other members have requested support and share similar Down syndrome issues?
  6. Would you like to help volunteer or help the Society in any way?
    If "yes", we will contact you to discuss details.
  7. Are you a member of another society?
    If "yes", please list the society or societies below:

Membership Benefits

  • Workshops on topics such as Signing, Behavior, Registered Disability Savings Plans, Wills and Estate planning, Toilet training and Transition planning, see the website for details
  • Ongoing programs such as Speech, Reading and Math, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Bike Camp, Sexuality & Relationship classes, Adult Connections, and Other; see the website for details.
  • Certified Counselor (RCC / CCC) see website for complete details
  • Parent support groups operating in Burnaby, Langley, Surrey and Vancouver, stay tuned for future networking groups outside of the lower mainland.
  • Family Fun Days which are planned community or educational events in the lower mainland that exposes families to activities they may not normally have access to.   The activities are meant to support the family unit, to share in a positive experience and be part of a larger group.
  • Ongoing support of the Youth group and Adults Connect group
  • Host a T21 Awareness Walk to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Week
  • Promote Down Syndrome Awareness Week
  • Summer camp opportunities
  • Dream Riders Bikes for loan
  • School presentations and IEP meetings with parents and educators to help set up programs for students
  • Presentations to other Societies and public awareness events to promote education and awareness
  • Provide information and resources for local college and university students (medical, dental, and healthcare) to help students understand the medical issue faced by families and individuals
  • Provide information and support to educators so they can incorporate proven learning tools in their classrooms
  • Help to support families immigrating to Canada
  • Help to support families in crisis to get services required
  • Support families with subsides to be able to take part in LMDSS programs or other community programs that would benefit individuals with down syndrome
  • Outreach team, which is a group of trained parents, who visit and support families at home and in hospital
  • Our Web site as a source of information and resources
  • A Library of books, movies and music as well as other learning resources which we loan to members
  • Distribution of new-parent packages to families or to hospitals
  • Monthly newsletter to inform and educate members
  • Affiliated with Canadian Down Syndrome Society
  • Work in cooperation with over 52 worldwide organizations relating to Down Syndrome

If you do not live in the lower mainland, and you wonder what the benefits of membership are to you and your family, consider the support, direction or information we provide to you individually.  As well as, access to our extensive library with Down Syndrome specific information.  If you visit the lower mainland we would love to see you at our events!



Community Support:

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

LMDSS Parent
Networking Groups:

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

Topic: Family Fun Day Movie ” Sing”
Date: April 8th, 2017
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

Topic: Easter Egg Hunt
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.

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

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 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 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)
 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



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


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


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