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!