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brown haired white boy with Down syndrome wearing black glasses and white t-shirt draws with pencil crayon on paper

Fine Motor Skills

Explore the building blocks of fine motor development

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white, blonde-haired boy with Down syndrome is embraced from behind by his father

Family-Centred Positive Behaviour Support

Strategies for supporting children with Down syndrome

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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.

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3.21 Magazine

The Summer 2024 issue (Issue #19) of 3.21 is out now!

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U-Turn: Down Syndrome Regression Disorder

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2023 saw DSRF increase individual client sessions by 13% while expanding our OT and admin teams, launching the Down Syndrome Academy, and much more. We are pleased to present our 2023 Annual Impact Report. Thank you to all who helped us support people with Down syndrome and their families over the past year!Download: bit.ly/2WbrWmE ... See MoreSee Less
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Adult Social Circle (Kelowna) - NEW DATES!We've had a change of plans! This summer's adult social circle in Kelowna will consist of 3 sessions on Friday July 19, August 23, and September 27 from 3:00-4:30 pm. The sessions will be coordinated by DSRF instructor and employment specialist Aja Masters.The Social Circle is a social group for adults with Down syndrome. The objective is to provide a safe space where individuals can connect with their peers, build new friendships, and practice their social communication skills in a relaxed atmosphere. We hope to see you there!Details + Registration: DSRF.org/Okanagan ... See MoreSee Less
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On July 9 (6-8 pm), DSRF Occupational Therapists Arianna Coles and Julia Pierce will provide an introduction to first time toilet training for young children with Down syndrome. They will cover the following topics: when to begin toilet training, toileting approaches, readiness skills and strategies for success. This webinar is geared towards families with young children who have not yet tried toilet training and are interested in basic information and steps to take prior to beginning a toileting program.Details + Registration: bit.ly/3KBHLxH ... See MoreSee Less
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