Membership

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*note: Membership fees for new members will be prorated based on when you join. Annual renewal for membership fees takes place annually on February 1st.

Benefits of Membership

When you become a individual or family member of the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society, you not only join our community, but you also gain access to:

  • Current, up-to-date Down Syndrome information
  • Our office library – including journals, magazines, books, and articles
  • A network of like-minded people in similar situations who are eager to share, help, and advise
  • A quarterly e-newsletter
  • Social & Event information
  • Parent Networking Support groups
  • Outreach
  • New parent package
  • Workshops on topics such as speech, signing, behavior, wills and estate planning, Music Therapy, Reading and Math Programs Sexuality & Relationship classes, and transition planning.
  • Host T21 Awareness Walk event to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness
  • A presence on Social Media (ie: Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin)
  • Summer camp opportunities
  • LMDSS brochures for public awareness
  • Attend school presentations and IEP meetings with parents and educators to help set up educational programs for students
  • 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
  • Provided ongoing support to the Youth Group, Adult Group and Parent Networking Support Groups.
  • Expand the number of Parent Networking Support groups in B.C.
  • Expand our Outreach parent committee to serve more homes, and hospital visits
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • Subsidies
  • Membership pricing on programs and services

Group Membership

As a Group, an organization or society who support individuals with Down Syndrome and their families, you will receive access to the same information and services as above PLUS we will supply you with:

  • Educational resources
  • Event planning and awareness program assistance
  • Fundraising items (awareness bracelets)
  • Workshop (like how to hire a person with Down Syndrome)
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting

Corporate Membership

A partnership with a company, who value raising awareness, developing knowledge and lifetime support for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.

  • Educational resource
  • Information regarding the employment of individuals with Down syndrome
  • Provide customized presentations to staff members
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting



Events

COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

 

LOWER MAINLAND DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
PARENT NETWORKING BRANCHES:

 

To attend any of our Parent Networking Branches
you must register.


Registration can be done by either a phone call at
604-591-2722,or by email at info@lmdss.com.

If you require childcare
you must inform our office at the time of registration.

 

Burnaby
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Langley
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Okanagan
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Cost: Free

 

Surrey
Topic: TBA
Date: Friday, May 31st, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: #481 – 13320 – 78th Ave
Surrey, B.C.
Cost:
Free

 

Vancouver
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Cost: Free

 

Adults Development Connections Group (ages 19+)

Our Adult Development group will be going to the De Dutch Restaurant, in Surrey to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun environment.
This is a great way to work on social skills, cooking skills, and friendships, all while having fun, playing games, and having dinner together.

Event: Halloween Party
Date: October 25th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: De Dutch  Pannekoek House
                      15235 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Cost: $9.00 per person (includes pannekoek ,coffee,tea,or pop, Halloween treats, and snacks)

Please email the LMDSS office to register for this event.

We are also delighted to have Melissa Hawkes and her family joining us at this event, so be sure to say hello.

Costumes are  encouraged!

 

Youth Development Group (ages 10 – 18 )

Our Youth Development group will be joining our Adult Development group at the De Dutch Restaurant, in Surrey to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun environment.

This is a great way to work on social skills, cooking skills, and friendships, all while having fun, playing games, and having dinner together.

Event: Halloween Party
Date: October 25th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: De Dutch  Pannekoek House
                      15235 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Cost: $9.00 per person (includes pannekoek ,coffee,tea,or pop, Halloween treats, and snacks)

Please email the LMDSS office to register for this event.

We are also delighted to have Melissa Hawkes and her family joining us at this event, so be sure to say hello.

Costumes are  encouraged!

 

 

FUNDRAISING:

Watch your inbox for information regarding our upcoming Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser!

 

HEALTH AND EDUCATION:

 

Dance Classes( LMDSS Program)
Dates: Wednesday’s Starting on Oct 2nd, 2019

Times:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Ages 11 years & Up)
Location:
#481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost:
LMDSS Members $25.00 for 11 weeks / Non-members $50.00 for 11 weeks
(This program is subsidized by LMDSS)

Students to bring water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes (No Jeans).
Please contact the LMDSS office to register !
If student requires support person, please provide.

All children that are 10 years and under who are interested in taking dance classes, please contact the LMDSS office at 604-591-2722 to be added to our list of students.

 

One to One Reading,Math,and Money Skill Classes:

Date: September 24th to December 12th,2019
Days: Monday’s,Tuesdays and Thursdays Classes available
Times: 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost: LMDSS Members :$10.00 per 1 hour session
Non-Members : $20.00 per 1 hour session

(This program is subsidized by LMDSS)

Registration is required.

 

Sexuality  and Relationship Classes:

These classes are designed for ages 9 and up

If you are interested in registering for our Sexuality and Relationship classes, please contact the LMDSS office to register or to get further details.

(These classes are subsidized by LMDSS)

 

Parents

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