LMDSS Programs

LMDSS Programs are divided into 2 umbrellas, Health & Education and Community Support, both for which we apply for funding.

If you are interested in attending a program check our calendar or contact us with your interest.  If there are other programs that you would like to see offered please let us know your ideas.

Health & Education include workshops such as:
– Bike Camp
– Cooking Classes
– Dance Fitness Classes
– Dance Classes
– Employment Services
– Music Therapy
– Occupational Therapy
– Problematic Feeding Behaviors
– Reading & Math Program
– Registered Disability Savings Plans
– Sexuality Classes
– Sibling Support
– Signing
– Speech
– Sport Camp
– Summer Camp
– Swimming Camp
– Toilet Training
– Tomatis Sound Therapy
– Transition planning
– Wills and Estate planning

Community Support includes Social Activities such as:
– Adults Connections
– Christmas Networking Event
– Dances
– Family Fun Days
– Hospital Baskets
– New Parent Packages
– Out Reach Support
– Parent Networking Groups
– Welcome Baskets
– Youth Group

Adults Connections: An opportunity for adults 19+ to make friends within the Down Syndrome community and to spend time away from parents and caregivers (if able) in a fun activity.

Bike Camp:  LMDSS has partnered with Pedal heads & Variety – the Children’s Charity, to teach children and young adults to ride a bike and safety protocol.

Christmas Networking Event:  A wonderful opportunity to break bread with fellow members of LMDSS, dance a little and open presents and have some fun.

Cooking Classes: These classes are designed to provide lifeskills, and education to both children, and adults.

Dance Fitness: This program is to help our youth and adult to stay healthy in a fun way by exercising to up beat and modern music.

Employment Services: Helping families to connect with employment opportunities for their loved ones.

Family Fun Days:  An opportunity for families as a whole to attend an activity together and learn ,or have fun and meet other families.

Financial Planning: We offer the support to help families learn of their options so they are able to save for their loved ones.

Music Therapy:  Music Therapy touches so many areas of development such as oral and motor skills, speech and language, social stories, Physical and Kinesthetic, balance, sensory experiences, Psychological, improve self esteem, “Theory of mind” – the idea that others have different thoughts, group basics (i.e. turn taking, joint attention, concepts, numbers, letters, site words, pre-literacy –visual tracking.

New Parent Packages:  Professionals, hospitals, support workers and families alike can contact us to obtain an information package to help with the early questions and concerns.

Occupational Therapy: We provide support and assistance’s for your family member with special abilities.

Out Reach Support Group: A group of trained individuals that meet with families, in their home, at the hospital, or in the community to answer their questions, provide resources, and support for a variety of reasons.

Parent Networking Groups:  Provides an opportunity for parents to meet, share common concerns, learn new skills or be informed on matters that concern individual families.

Problematic Feeding Behaviours: The presentation begins with a brief discussion on what is  a feeding problem and how it begins, followed by case study examples for three major feeding issues, selective eating, inability to chew, and tube dependence.

Reading & Math Program: These skills and resources will be used to help improve your child/adult reading and math abilities and will help to bring them to the next level.

Registered Disability Savings Plans: an introduction to the benefits of various plans.

Sexuality Classes: Classes are designed for children, and adults with special abilities, their parents, and caregivers, or support staff. Classes will cover body changes, hygiene, puberty, safer sex, abuse prevention, exploitation prevention, and healthy relationships.

Sibling Support: We help to connect and support siblings to better understand their siblings with special abilities.

Signing: We provide classes and workshops to help support communication between family members.

Speech:Workshops and support are provided to families to provide communciation skills to their family members with special abilities.

Toilet Training: Workshops and support are provided to parents, caregivers, and professioanl to help bring independence.

Tomatis Sound Therapy: The Tomatis Method is a pedagogical method used to improve the listening of a person whose hearing functions correctly. … We say that the brain puts itself in the listening position. Sound is transmitted through air via the ear canal. It is also transmitted by a vibration at the top of the headset.

Transition planning: We offer support, workshops, and classes on the different stages of transitions for your family member with special abilities.

Wills and Estate planning: Workshops and classes are provided to under family members understand the importance of having a will,and how to plan for the future.

Youth Group: An opportunity for youth (10 – 18) and adults to participate in a fun activity and gain friendships within the Down Syndrome community.

Other Services & Support
– Certified Counselor  (RCC / CCC)
– 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 medical, dental, and healthcare students
– Provide information and support to Professionals such as educators and medical staff
– Support families immigrating to Canada
– Support families in crisis to get services required
– Subsidy support for families to be able to take part in LMDSS programs or other community programs
– A Library of books, movies, music and other learning resources
– Quarterly newsletters to inform and educate members



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
Topic: MyBooklet BC workshop for LMDSS Families

Date & Time:  Saturday, November 23rd, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver
RSVP: Please RSVP to info@lmdss.com
Please bring a laptop or an iPad to work on your own myBooklet BC.
Cost: Free
We will be bringing in dinner, and drinks

****If you require childcare you must let us know at the time of registry***

What is MyBooklet BC?

MyBooklet BC is a FREE online tool that individuals and families can use to create a beautiful and personalized information booklet to store and share their child’s/adults strengths, gifts, goals and much, much more.

Some topics of the workshop are (but not limited to): 

  • Quick overview of MyBooklet BC online tool
  • Sharing lived experience behind the creation and application of MyBooklet BC
  • Step-by-step guide and useful tips on how to create your own MyBooklet!

 

Langley

Topic: Annual Christmas Event
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1284-184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register by November 8th, 2019, please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

Okanagan
Topic:Christmas Party
Date:
Sunday, December, 1st, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: #228-1891 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C.
Cost: Free

Contact  Amie Hough at amiemhough@gmail.com to RSVP

Surrey
Topic: Annual Christmas Event
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1284-184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

 

Vancouver
Topic: MyBooklet BC workshop for LMDSS Families

Date & Time:  Saturday, November 23rd, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver
RSVP: Please RSVP to info@lmdss.com
Please bring a laptop or an iPad to work on your own myBooklet BC.
Cost: Free
We will be bringing in dinner, and drinks

****If you require childcare you must let us know at the time of registry***

What is MyBooklet BC?

MyBooklet BC is a FREE online tool that individuals and families can use to create a beautiful and personalized information booklet to store and share their child’s/adults strengths, gifts, goals and much, much more.

Some topics of the workshop are (but not limited to): 

  • Quick overview of MyBooklet BC online tool
  • Sharing lived experience behind the creation and application of MyBooklet BC
  • Step-by-step guide and useful tips on how to create your own MyBooklet!

Topic: Annual Christmas Event
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1284-184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register by November 8th, 2019, please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

 

Adults Development Connections Group (ages 19+)

Our Adult Development group will be going to the annual Christmas party
This is a great way to work on social skills, friendships, and your dancing moves.

Event: Christmas Networking Event
Date: November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Semiahmoo Fish 1284 184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register by November 8th, 2019,please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

 

Youth Development Group (ages 10 – 18 )

Event: Christmas Networking Event
Date: November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Semiahmoo Fish 1284 184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register by November 8th, 2019 ,  please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

 

FUNDRAISING:

This year LMDSS will be hosting our “Sweet As Ever T21 Supporting Families” fundraiser, as there is nothing more sweeter than our children.

The proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be going towards subsiding our yearly program costs.

This helps to keep the costs for families at a minimum, and let’s all children and adults participate without funding having to be an issue.

The products can be picked up anytime after November 25th at the LMDSS head office (#481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey).

Monday’s –       9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday’s –      9:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday’s – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday’s –     9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday’s –          9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

You can also pick up your orders at our Annual Christmas Party on November 30th at the Semiahmoo Fish and Games Club from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For those that are not able to pick up your orders at any of the above locations please contact the LMDSS office to make other arrangements.

A email with information regarding this fundraiser was sent out,so check your inbox.

All orders are done online so click on this link  https://fundraising.purdys.com/1006085-66055
to view the products, and place your order.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you for supporting the kids!

Please note all order must be in no later than November 10th, 2019

 

HEALTH AND EDUCATION:

Dance Classes( LMDSS Program)
Dates:
Wednesday’s Starting on January 8th, 2020  to March 25th, 2020 
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: January 6th to March 30th, 2020
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.

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

Date: January 6th, 2020 to March 30th, 2020
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.

Learning and Play group (ages 2 to 5 years)

Date: Wednesday’s starting January 8th, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost: LMDSS Members $10.00 per class
Non-Members$20.00 per class

(These classes are 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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