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 Fit 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 Fit: 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

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
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Langley
Topic: TBA
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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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