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

Save



Events

Fundraising:

 

Family Bowling & Pub Night
(Save The Date)
Date: March 19th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 10576 King George Blvd
Cost: $20.00 per person
(Tickets include pizza, shoe rental, 3 hours of bowling, and door prizes)

Health & Education:

 

Reading and Math Workshop
Date: Jan 17th – March 14 , 2019
Days – Thursdays
Time: 3:20 – 4:20 and 4:20 – 5:20 and 5:20 – 6:20
Location: 481 – 13320 78 Ave., Surrey, B.C.
Cost: $10.00 per I hour session (subsidized by LMDSS)
Registration is required.
Email for confirmation.

One to One Reading and Math Workshops

Classes are full for this session !
Please contact our office to be put on our list.

Date: April 9th – Jun 27th, 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

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, March 29th, 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:World Down Syndrome Day
Date:
Mar 21st, 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 2363 Springfield Road, Kelowna, Mission Creek Regional Park
Cost: Free

 

Vancouver
Topic: TBA
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Adults Connections (ages 19+)

Event: Family Bowling & Pub Night
Date: March 19th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Dell Bowling Lanes
( 10576 King George Blvd, Surrey)
Cost: $20.00 per person
(Includes shoe rental, 3 hours of bowling, 2 slices of pizza)
Contact: 
LMDSS at info@lmdss.com

 


Event: Wii Dance Party
Date: April 5th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Melissa’s House (Address will be given at the time of registration)
Cost: Free
Pizza will be provided by LMDSS. If you would like to bring a snack, or drink to share that would be great.
Also if you have a favorite Wii dance disk that you would like to bring feel free to do so.
Contact: 
LMDSS at info@lmdss.com

 

Event: Indoor Rock Climbing
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: North Vancouver Climb Base ( #2, 1485 Welch Street, North Vancouver, B.C.
Cost:$10.00 per person

Registration is required for this event,please contact the LMDSS office.

What to bring:

* Water
*Snacks/lunch
*Non-restrictive clothing
*A hair tie if you have long hair

Harness and climbing shoes will be provided for free when we arrive at the gym.

Youth Group (10+)

Event: Family Bowling & Pub Night
Date: March 19th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Dell Bowling Lanes
( 10576 King George Blvd, Surrey)
Cost: $20.00 per person
(Includes shoe rental, 3 hours of bowling, 2 slices of pizza)
Contact: 
LMDSS at info@lmdss.com

 

Event: Wii Dance Party
Date: April 5th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Melissa’s House (Address will be given at the time of registration)
Cost: Free
Pizza will be provided by LMDSS. If you would like to bring a snack, or drink to share that would be great.
Also if you have a favorite Wii dance disk that you would like to bring feel free to do so.
Contact: 
LMDSS at info@lmdss.com

 

Event: Indoor Rock Climbing
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: North Vancouver Climb Base ( #2, 1485 Welch Street, North Vancouver, B.C.
Cost:$10.00 per person

Registration is required for this event,please contact the LMDSS office.

What to bring:

* Water
*Snacks/lunch
*Non-restrictive clothing
*A hair tie if you have long hair

Harness and climbing shoes will be provided for free when we arrive at the gym


Parents

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