Online Membership Application

Member Information

Membership Type:

First Name:

Last Name:

Business Name (if applicable):

Primary Phone:

Cell Phone:

Other Phone:

Fax:

Address:

City:

Prov:

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Email Address:

Do you give permission for LMDSS to use your photos or photos of those under your care?

To "go green", reduce printing and mailing costs, and send information to you more quickly, we want to use email as much as possible.
Can we send notices to you by email?
Can we send newsletters to you by email?
If "NO": What is the best method to communicate with you?


Membership Fees   Individual:
Family:
Self-Advocate (19+):
Corporate:
Group:

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If paying by Credit Card or PayPal, you will be emailed a link to our payment portal.
If paying by Cheque, please make it payable to LMDSS
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Down Syndrome Connection

If applicable, by telling us about your connection with Down syndrome you can help us set goals for the Society, develop services, and connect you with members who share your concerns. Providing the following information is voluntary and is kept confidential.

  1. Are you a Self-Advocate with Down syndrome?
  2. Do you have a child or children with Down syndrome?

    Name(s) Sex Birth Date

    If not, please tell us why you are interested in Down syndrome (eg.: grandparent, teacher, teaching assistant, friend, doctor, nurse, etc...)
    Do you have other children?

    Name(s) Sex Birth Date
  3. Are you concerned about any medical issues? (eg: hearing loss, vision, speech, etc...)
  4. Are you concerned about other issues relating to Down syndrome? (eg: preschool, transition between schools, life planning, employment opportunities, etc...)
  5. Can we contact you if other members have requested support and share similar Down syndrome issues?
  6. Would you like to help volunteer or help the Society in any way?
    If "yes", we will contact you to discuss details.
  7. Are you a member of another society?
    If "yes", please list the society or societies below:


Membership Benefits

  • Workshops on topics such as Signing, Behavior, Registered Disability Savings Plans, Wills and Estate planning, Toilet training and Transition planning, see the website for details
  • Ongoing programs such as Speech, Reading and Math, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Bike Camp, Sexuality & Relationship classes, Adult Connections, and Other; see the website for details.
  • Certified Counselor (RCC / CCC) see website for complete details
  • Parent support groups operating in Burnaby, Langley, Surrey and Vancouver, stay tuned for future networking groups outside of the lower mainland.
  • Family Fun Days which are planned community or educational events in the lower mainland that exposes families to activities they may not normally have access to.   The activities are meant to support the family unit, to share in a positive experience and be part of a larger group.
  • Ongoing support of the Youth group and Adults Connect group
  • Host a T21 Awareness Walk to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Week
  • Promote Down Syndrome Awareness Week
  • Summer camp opportunities
  • School presentations and IEP meetings with parents and educators to help set up programs for students
  • Presentations to other Societies and public awareness events to promote education and awareness
  • Provide information and resources for local college and university students (medical, dental, and healthcare) to help students understand the medical issue faced by families and individuals
  • Provide information and support to educators so they can incorporate proven learning tools in their classrooms
  • Help to support families immigrating to Canada
  • Help to support families in crisis to get services required
  • Support families with subsides to be able to take part in LMDSS programs or other community programs that would benefit individuals with down syndrome
  • Outreach team, which is a group of trained parents, who visit and support families at home and in hospital
  • Our Web site as a source of information and resources
  • A Library of books, movies and music as well as other learning resources which we loan to members
  • Distribution of new-parent packages to families or to hospitals
  • Monthly newsletter to inform and educate members
  • Affiliated with Canadian Down Syndrome Society
  • Work in cooperation with over 52 worldwide organizations relating to Down Syndrome

If you do not live in the lower mainland, and you wonder what the benefits of membership are to you and your family, consider the support, direction or information we provide to you individually.  As well as, access to our extensive library with Down Syndrome specific information.  If you visit the lower mainland we would love to see you at our events!



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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