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

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

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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
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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