Online Membership Application

Member Information

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First Name:

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Other Phone:

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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: TBA
Date:
Time:
Location:
Cost:

 

Langley
Topic: TBA
Date:
Time:

Location:  
Cost: 

 

Okanagan
Topic:TBA
Date:

Time:
Location:
Cost: Free

 

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

 

Vancouver
Topic:
Date:
Time:
Location:
Cost: Free

 

Adults Development Connections Group (ages 19+)

Our Adult Development group will be going to the De Dutch Restaurant, in Surrey to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun environment.
This is a great way to work on social skills, cooking skills, and friendships, all while having fun, playing games, and having dinner together.

Event: Halloween Party
Date: October 25th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: De Dutch  Pannekoek House
                      15235 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Cost: $9.00 per person (includes pannekoek ,coffee,tea,or pop, Halloween treats, and snacks)

Please email the LMDSS office to register for this event.

We are also delighted to have Melissa Hawkes and her family joining us at this event, so be sure to say hello.

Costumes are  encouraged!

 

Youth Development Group (ages 10 – 18 )

Our Youth Development group will be joining our Adult Development group at the De Dutch Restaurant, in Surrey to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun environment.

This is a great way to work on social skills, cooking skills, and friendships, all while having fun, playing games, and having dinner together.

Event: Halloween Party
Date: October 25th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: De Dutch  Pannekoek House
                      15235 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Cost: $9.00 per person (includes pannekoek ,coffee,tea,or pop, Halloween treats, and snacks)

Please email the LMDSS office to register for this event.

We are also delighted to have Melissa Hawkes and her family joining us at this event, so be sure to say hello.

Costumes are  encouraged!

 

 

FUNDRAISING:

Watch your inbox for information regarding our upcoming Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser!

 

HEALTH AND EDUCATION:

 

Dance Classes( LMDSS Program)
Dates: Wednesday’s Starting on Oct 2nd, 2019

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: September 24th to December 12th,2019
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.

 

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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