We offer one to one educational and health services for individuals of all ages with Down syndrome and their families.
Available Individual Services
Our resource-rich, fun and friendly environment provides age-appropriate opportunities for learning. Led by our certified speech-language pathologists, our one to one approach effectively fosters skills that enhance language development. Particular focus is placed on positive reinforcement during activities involving language, speech, intelligibility, and social communication.Details + Registration
Occupational therapists (OTs) provide assessment and intervention to support an individual’s participation in everyday meaningful activities. OTs work directly with individuals who have Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities, along with their families, schools, and community supports, to develop independence in fine and gross motor skills, address sensory needs, support transitions, and increase functional life skills.Details + Registration
Our reading program offers one to one instruction for students aged three to adult. We make learning fun in a supportive, tailored environment that incorporates individual student interest.Details + Registration
Our math program offers one to one instruction for students aged three to adult. This program focuses on improving numeracy, beginning with pre-literacy and numeracy skills, such as matching and sorting, and progressing to include skills such as number recognition, one to one correspondence, numerical order, addition, subtraction, and money.Details + Registration
The Mental Wellness service is for people of all ages with Down syndrome and their family members who are experiencing mental health concerns.Details + Registration
The Family-Centred Positive Behaviour Support service is for families seeking strategies to address behaviour challenges and techniques to support their children as they acquire new skills.Details + Registration
Our Comprehensive Sexual Health program empowers people with Down syndrome to have safe, healthy, and pleasurable relationships with themselves, their bodies, and others. Sessions can include their families, caregivers, and support staff and start in early childhood and continue throughout their lifespan.Details + Registration
DSRF’s Employment Support Program offers one to one, personalized support for individuals whether seeking employment, needing support in their current job, or working on specific employment goals leading to promotion or new job opportunities.Details + Registration
Families should inquire if a program offers financial assistance or if they qualify for funding (e.g. Variety, CKNW, At Home Program) at the time of registration. Financial assistance allocation is at the sole discretion of the DSRF. Families not part of a funding program (such as the Autism Funding Unit or the At Home Program) are required to pay the full fee of the session. Sessions are billed once monthly. Depending on the funding model, you will receive an invoice for any monies owing and/ or organizations will be billed directly. You must pay in order to ensure continuity of services.
Non-emergency cancellations require 24 hours’ notice. Non-emergencies include vacations, preplanned medical appointments, family events, school events, parties, sports events, lack of childcare, or anything that is not designated as “emergency.” The session must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the appointment. Sessions that are not cancelled with 24 hours’ notice will be billed at the full rate.