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 monthly 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 & Linked In)
  • 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

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:

T21 Awareness Walk and Fundraiser

Date: Sept 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 till 2:00
Location: Fleetwood Park, Surrey, BC
Cost: Individuals with Down Syndrome – Free
Register prior to Sept 1st – $5.00 per participant
Register Sept 1 – 14 – $10.00 per participant
Registration is required via EventBrite
Pledge forms will be emailed to you.

Health & Education:

Reading and Math Workshop
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Email for confirmation.

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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Burnaby
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Langley
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Okanagan  
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Vancouver
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Adults Connect (ages 19+)
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Youth Group (10+)
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Parents

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