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:

Postal Code:

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
Cheque Number:


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:
Date:
Time:
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Cost: 

****If you require childcare you must let us know at the time of registry***

 

 

Langley

Topic:
Date:
Time:
Location:
Cost: 

 

Okanagan
Topic:
Date:

Time:
Location:
Cost: 

Contact  Amie Hough at amiemhough@gmail.com to RSVP

 

Surrey
Topic:
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Vancouver
Topic:
Date:
Time:
Location:
Cost: 

****If you require childcare you must let us know at the time of registry***

 

 

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:
Date:
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Youth Development Group (ages 10 – 18 )

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FUNDRAISING:

Canuck Place and the
Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society
Hockey Pool

Canuck Place and the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society are raising funds to help support the kids.

The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society is pleased to be part of this joint fundraiser with Canuck Place, and to be able to help so many children that are in need of services, and support.

To participate just contact the LMDSS office for a copy of the hockey pool sheet, then you just need to:

  1. Fill in all the contact information at the top right hand side of the page.
  2. Select only one player for each box.
  3. Send in your completed document to the LMDSS office (email,fax,or by mail), along with your payment of $30.00 (Cheques, E-Transfer,or cash), and then watch your inbox each week for your score.

On April 4th, 2020 the person with the highest points will be contacted to receive their cash prize and trophy.

Odds of winning 1 in 200

Feel free to share with your family, friends, and co-workers.

LET’S SCORE ONE FOR THE TEAM GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

 

 

HEALTH AND EDUCATION:

Dance Classes( LMDSS Program)
Dates:
Wednesday’s Starting on April 1st, 2020  to June 24th, 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 12 weeks / Non-members $50.00 for 12 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: April 1st to June 25th, 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. and 6:20 p.m. -7:20 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 April 1st, 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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