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

Fundraising:

 

Health & Education:

 

Dance Classes(New Program)
Dates:
Monday’s 
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 
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 
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:

Date: September 24th to December 12th,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: LMDSS members $50.00 / Non-members $100.00

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: LMDSS members $50.00 /Non-members $100.00

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: LMDSS members $50.00 / Non-members $100.00

 

 

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: 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

 

Burnaby
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Langley
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Okanagan
Topic:TBA
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Cost: Free

 

Vancouver
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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: Summer Picnic
Date: June 23rd, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Campbell Valley Regional Park (Old Orchard Picnic Shelter area)
Cost: Free
The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society is celebrating 30 years as a organization and is hosting an summer picnic. There will be assorted games, face painting,watermelon eating contest,photo booth,barbeque , and so much more.
There will also be their annual general meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. so come see whats new.

Contact: LMDSS at info@lmdss.com to register.

 

 

Youth Group (ages 11 to 18)

Event: Summer Picnic
Date: June 23rd, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Campbell Valley Regional Park (Old Orchard Picnic Shelter area)
Cost: Free
The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society is celebrating 30 years as a organization and is hosting an summer picnic. There will be assorted games, face painting,watermelon eating contest,photo booth,barbeque , and so much more.
There will also be their annual general meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. so come see whats new.

Contact: LMDSS at info@lmdss.com to register.

 

 

 


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