Links

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 centres dedicated to providing information, support, and advice about Down Syndrome. Click away!

Canadian National Organizations

Down Syndrome Resource 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: Inclusive Education Resources

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
Developmental Disabilities and Oral Health
Dental Conditions Associated with Physical Disabilities
Effects of Medications on Oral Health

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
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
Helping Autistic Children Get a Good Night’s Sleep
The Relationship Between ADHD and Sleep Deprivation
How to Make a Bedroom Accessible for Disabilities
Ultimate Guide to Home Remodelling for People with Disabilities
A Practical Guide to Home and Classroom Sensory Activities for Autistic Children
5 Pieces of Advice on Getting a Job With Aspergers or Autism
How to Travel Stress-Free When Your Child Has Autism
How to Create the Ultimate Playroom for a Child With Autism
How to Choose a Summer Camp for Your Child With Autism
Helping Your Child With Socialization
Supporting Students with Autism: 10 Ideas for Inclusive Classrooms
Enhancing Well-Being and Happiness for People With ASD Through Fine Arts
Sleep and Autism
Planning Trips for Children with Autism (blog)
Medication Management for People with intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide to Safety 
Autism Family Safety Handbook
Emergency And Disaster Preparedness Guidebook
Kitchen safety for children with autism
MAKING HOMES THAT WORK: A Resource Guide for Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder + Co-occurring Behaviors
Digital Resources for Students with Autism
Home Ownership for People with Disabilities
The Full Guide to Flying with a Disability
Home Safety for Children with Autism
Down Syndrome Sleep Challenges

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

 

 

Langley

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Okanagan
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Contact  Amie Hough at amiemhough@gmail.com to RSVP

 

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

 

 

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.

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Youth Development Group (ages 10 – 18 )

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FUNDRAISING:

Canuck Place and the
Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society
Hockey Pool

Canuck Place and the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society are raising funds to help support the kids.

The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society is pleased to be part of this joint fundraiser with Canuck Place, and to be able to help so many children that are in need of services, and support.

To participate just contact the LMDSS office for a copy of the hockey pool sheet, then you just need to:

  1. Fill in all the contact information at the top right hand side of the page.
  2. Select only one player for each box.
  3. Send in your completed document to the LMDSS office (email,fax,or by mail), along with your payment of $30.00 (Cheques, E-Transfer,or cash), and then watch your inbox each week for your score.

On April 4th, 2020 the person with the highest points will be contacted to receive their cash prize and trophy.

Odds of winning 1 in 200

Feel free to share with your family, friends, and co-workers.

LET’S SCORE ONE FOR THE TEAM GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

 

 

HEALTH AND EDUCATION:

Dance Classes( LMDSS Program)
Dates:
Wednesday’s Starting on April 1st, 2020  to June 24th, 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 12 weeks / Non-members $50.00 for 12 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: April 1st to June 25th, 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. and 6:20 p.m. -7:20 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 April 1st, 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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