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There’s a Whole Community Here For You

Your support network goes far beyond the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society.
There are hundreds of regional, national, and international organizations, foundations, and resource centers dedicated to providing information, support, and advice about Down Syndrome. Click away!

Canadian National Organizations

Down Syndrome Research Foundation and Resource Centre (DSRF)
Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS)

Canadian Regional Organizations

Down Syndrome Association of Metropolitan Toronto
Down Syndrome Association of Ontario
Manitoba Down Syndrome Society
Calgary Down Syndrome Association
Newfoundland And Labrador Down Syndrome Society
Assoc. du Syndrome de Down de L’estrie (Quebec)
Site du Regroupement pour la trisomie 21

US National Organizations

National Down Syndrome Society
Association for Children with Down Syndrome
National Association for Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Clinics in the US

Internet Magazine

Down Syndrome Quarterly (a multi-disciplinary journal)
Down Syndrome Amongst Us
Ohrenkuss, a German magazine by people with DS

Educational/Behavioral Sites

Education Watch: Monitoring Progress Toward Inclusive Education
Love and Learning: Reading and Language Development
Brookes Publishing Company
Beyond the Box Basics: Professional Development for Educators and Parents
The Down Syndrome Educational Trust
BC Ministry of Education: Special Education

Medical Resources

Hearing And Vision Loss Associated with Down syndrome
Down Syndrome: Health Issues
Growth Charts for Children with Down Syndrome
Down’s Heart Group

Other

National Association for Down Syndrome
Family friendly Fun Ideas: For families with disabilities
Down Syndrome Education International
Western Society for Children
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)
Registered Disability Savings Plan
STEPS FORWARD – Inclusive Post Secondary Education Society
UNTAPE
ACT – Autism Community Training
School District 43
District 43 Parents Advisory Committee (DPAC)
School District 40
Family Support Institute
Variety Club
Vancouver Foundation
Anxiety BC
Special Olympics BC
Community Living BC
Ministry of Child and Family Development (section for children & youth with special needs)
www.kidsnewwest.ca
Easter Seals Kid’s Camps
Thompson Nicola Ups and Downs Society
Kids Up Front
findSupport BC
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Teaching Children With ADHD
Teaching Individuals With Down Syndrome
Queensford College – Certificate In Disability
Diamond Learning Centre
Cerebral Palsy Group
findSupportBC
We Love Lucy Society Weighted Blankets, Kelowna, BC
ARK Therapeutic Services
Cerebral Palsy Guidance
15 Behaviour Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum
How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids With Disabilities
For Educators: Strategies for Working With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Helping Asperger’s Teens to Survive and Thrive: 15 Key Steps
Creating a Home Atmosphere of Solitude to Help Cope with Adult Autism
How to Help Your Child with Autism Overcome Picky Eating
The Ultimate Guide to Improving Sleep in Autistic Children
How to Help Your Child With Autism Cope During and After a Move
20 Tips for Keeping Your Child With Special Needs Safe in Your Home
Banishing the Babysitting Blues
Travel Tips for Children With Autism

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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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Location:
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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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