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

Fundraising:

 

Health & Education:

 

Dance Classes (New Program)
Dates:
Monday’s starting on April 22nd, 2019
Times:
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ages 3 to 5 years)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost:
Members $10.00 for 10 weeks / Non-members $20.00 for 10 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 before April 19th!
If student requires support person, please provide.

Dance Classes (New Program):
Dates:
Monday’s Starting April 22nd, 2019
Times:
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ( ages 6 to 10 years)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost:
Members $10.00 for 10 weeks / Non-members $20.00 for 10 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 before April 19th!

Dance Classes (New Program)
Dates:
Wednesday’s Starting April 24th, 2019
Times:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ( ages 11 + years)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost:Members
$25.00 for 10 weeks / Non-members $50.00 for 10 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 before April 19th!
If student requires support person, please provide.

One to One Reading and Math Workshops

Classes are full for this session !
Please contact our office to be put on our list for upcoming classes.

 

Date: April 9th – Jun 27th, 2019
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times: 3:20 – 4:20 and 4:20 – 5:20 and 5:20 – 6:20
Cost: $10.00 per 1 hour session (subsidized by LMDSS)
Registration is required.
Email for confirmation

 

Sexuality Classes:

Dates: May 26th,2019
Times: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (Ages 9 to 15 years)
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.   ( Ages 16+)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey, B.C.
Cost:

Dates: June 2nd, 2019
Times: 
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (Ages 9 to 15 years)
2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (Ages 16+)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey, B.C.
Cost:

Dates: June 9th, 2019
Times: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (Ages 9 to 15 years)
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  ( Ages 16+)
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey, B.C.
Cost:

 

 

Community Support:

 

LMDSS Parent
Networking Groups:

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 registration.

 

Surrey
Topic: Have you tried to find insurance coverage for your family member with Down Syndrome
Date: Friday, March 29th, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: #481 – 13320 – 78th Ave
Surrey, B.C.
Cost:
Free

 

Burnaby
Topic: TBA
Date:
Time:
Location:
Cost:

 

Langley
Topic: TBA
Date:
Time:

Location:  
Cost:

 

Okanagan  
Topic:World Down Syndrome Day
Date:
Mar 21st, 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 2363 Springfield Road, Kelowna, Mission Creek Regional Park
Cost: Free

 

Vancouver
Topic: Karaoke & Board Games
Date: Saturday,April 27th,
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Neena’s House (Address will be given at time of registration)
Cost: Free (LMDSS is subsidizing)

Pizza will be provided we encourage parents and caregivers to attend.

Please call the LMDSS head office to RSVP by April 25th.

 

Adults Connections (ages 19+)

Event: Wii Dance Party
Date: April 5th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Melissa’s House (Address will be given at the time of registration)
Cost: Free
Pizza will be provided by LMDSS. If you would like to bring a snack, or drink to share that would be great.
Also if you have a favorite Wii dance disk that you would like to bring feel free to do so.
Contact: 
LMDSS at info@lmdss.com

 

Event: Indoor Rock Climbing
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: North Vancouver Climb Base ( #2, 1485 Welch Street, North Vancouver, B.C.
Cost:$10.00 per person

Registration is required for this event,please contact the LMDSS office.

What to bring:

* Water
*Snacks/lunch
*Non-restrictive clothing
*A hair tie if you have long hair

Harness and climbing shoes will be provided for free when we arrive at the gym.

Youth Group (10+)

Event: Wii Dance Party
Date: April 5th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Melissa’s House (Address will be given at the time of registration)
Cost: Free
Pizza will be provided by LMDSS. If you would like to bring a snack, or drink to share that would be great.
Also if you have a favorite Wii dance disk that you would like to bring feel free to do so.
Contact: 
LMDSS at info@lmdss.com

 

Event: Indoor Rock Climbing
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: North Vancouver Climb Base ( #2, 1485 Welch Street, North Vancouver, B.C.
Cost:$10.00 per person

Registration is required for this event,please contact the LMDSS office by April 22nd.

What to bring:

* Water
*Snacks/lunch
*Non-restrictive clothing
*A hair tie if you have long hair

Harness and climbing shoes will be provided for free when we arrive at the gym


Parents

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