young white blonde haired girl with Down syndrome and glasses reads with black female teacher looking over her shoulder
young white blonde haired girl with Down syndrome and glasses reads with black female teacher looking over her shoulder

Know Your Professional

Use our interactive tool to find the right support for your loved one with Down syndrome

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asian girl with Down syndrome wearing yellow t-shirt and glasses proudly holds up school work in classroom

Education for Students with Down Syndrome

Know your rights in the BC school system

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young white woman with Down syndrome with long brown hair, glasses, and pink top, smiling with arms crossed

First Signs with Carina

Learn basic sign language through our new video series

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Our mission is to support people living with Down syndrome and their families with individualized and leading-edge educational programs, health services, information resources, and rich social connections so each person can flourish in their own right.

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Group Programs

We offer educational and recreational group programs for youth and adults with Down syndrome.

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Individual Services

We offer one to one educational and health services for people with Down syndrome and their families.

The Winter 2023 issue (Issue #13) of 3.21 is out now!

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Events + Workshops

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Family Event

Down Syndrome Film Festival

March 18, 2023

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with the Burnaby premiere of the new NFB feature documentary Lay Down Your Heart, preceded by the short films Raising Ava Rose and Minding Your Own Business: Entrepreneurs with Down Syndrome

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Diverse Abilities Hiring Fair 2023: North Vancouver
WorkBC Centre North Vancouver invites you to the Diverse Abilities Hiring Fair (DAHF), a hiring event specifically for job seekers with disabilities. Details + Registration: https://t.co/0wg8Gbi0KE

We've been asked what the "32123" on our new World Down Syndrome Day merchandise is all about. It's a reference to the palindromic date of this year's WDSD date: 3/21/23. Gear up for WDSD - place your order by Feb 13 at https://t.co/pdXyl0kgEc! Free shipping in Canada!

Okanagan families! Join DSRF SLP Jillian Baldwin in Kelowna on Feb 16 for her latest workshop, Down Syndrome and Sleep: Overcoming Challenges and Creating a Healthy Sleep Routine.

Details + Registration: https://t.co/RG5Ex5DBBI
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