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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Health & Education:

Reading and Math Workshop
Date: Oct 2nd – Dec 6, 2018
Days – Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 3:40 – 4:40 and 4:40 – 5:40
Location: Office
Cost:10.00 per I hour session
Registration is required.
Email for confirmation.

Community Support:

 

29th Annual Christmas Party

Date: November 24th,2018

Location – Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club

Details to follow

 

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: Come see the new office
Date: October 4th
Time: 6:30
Location: Office
Cost: Free 

Burnaby
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Langley
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Adults Connect (ages 19+)
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Youth Group (10+)
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