Support

You Have a Support Network

At LMDSS, we are a community. We believe that every parent deserves the opportunity to access up-to-date information to other parents who can share first-hand experiences of raising a child with Down Syndrome.

Parent Support Meetings

Parent Support Meetings occur across the country and are hosted by parents of children with Down Syndrome and are designed to provide a welcoming, open environment to discuss experiences, challenges, concerns, and celebrations with each other.
Review past meetings here.

CALL FOR SUPPORT

If you are a new parent who would like to attend a support meeting or talk to another parent one on one, please contact our office at 604-591-2722 or email us to set up an appointment.
In order to find some support groups near you, you may also check the CDSS website.

JOIN THE OUTREACH PARENT SUPPORT TEAM

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our Outreach Parent Support Team, we would love your help! Please contact the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society office to sign up for our next training course.

COUNSELLING

If you or a family member requires help and would like to speak with a counsellor please contact the LMDSS office at 604-591-2722.

Types of counseling that are covered is as follows:

* Child Play Therapy
* Parent – Infant Therapy
* Special Needs
* Individual (Adult)
* Couples or Relationships
* Therapeutic Play
* Bowen Family Systems
* Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
* Anxiety or Depression
* Grief or Loss
* Parenting Challenges
* Postnatal Emotional Difficulties
* Adjustment to Divorce or Separation
* Relationship Counselling
* Special Needs Issues
* Behavioural, Social or Academic Concerns
* Play & Art Therapy for Kids
* Family System Therapy

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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.

 

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Langley
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Okanagan
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Cost: Free

 

Surrey
Topic: TBA
Date: Friday, May 31st, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: #481 – 13320 – 78th Ave
Surrey, B.C.
Cost:
Free

 

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Adults Development Connections Group (ages 19+)

Our Adult Development group will be going to the De Dutch Restaurant, in Surrey to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun environment.
This is a great way to work on social skills, cooking skills, and friendships, all while having fun, playing games, and having dinner together.

Event: Halloween Party
Date: October 25th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: De Dutch  Pannekoek House
                      15235 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Cost: $9.00 per person (includes pannekoek ,coffee,tea,or pop, Halloween treats, and snacks)

Please email the LMDSS office to register for this event.

We are also delighted to have Melissa Hawkes and her family joining us at this event, so be sure to say hello.

Costumes are  encouraged!

 

Youth Development Group (ages 10 – 18 )

Our Youth Development group will be joining our Adult Development group at the De Dutch Restaurant, in Surrey to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun environment.

This is a great way to work on social skills, cooking skills, and friendships, all while having fun, playing games, and having dinner together.

Event: Halloween Party
Date: October 25th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: De Dutch  Pannekoek House
                      15235 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Cost: $9.00 per person (includes pannekoek ,coffee,tea,or pop, Halloween treats, and snacks)

Please email the LMDSS office to register for this event.

We are also delighted to have Melissa Hawkes and her family joining us at this event, so be sure to say hello.

Costumes are  encouraged!

 

 

FUNDRAISING:

Watch your inbox for information regarding our upcoming Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser!

 

HEALTH AND EDUCATION:

 

Dance Classes( LMDSS Program)
Dates: Wednesday’s Starting on Oct 2nd, 2019

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: September 24th to December 12th,2019
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.

 

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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