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:

Pay By:

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
  • Dream Riders Bikes for loan
  • 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

Fundraising:

 

Health & Education:

 

Dance Classes (New Program)
Dates:
Monday’s starting on April 22nd, 2019
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 Starting April 22nd, 2019
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 Starting April 24th, 2019
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

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

 

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

 

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:

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:

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:

 

 

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: Have you tried to find insurance coverage for your family member with Down Syndrome
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
Topic: TBA
Date:
Time:
Location:
Cost:

 

Langley
Topic: TBA
Date:
Time:

Location:  
Cost:

 

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: Karaoke & Board Games
Date: Saturday,April 27th,
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Neena’s House (Address will be given at time of registration)
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: 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: 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 by April 22nd.

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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