Okanagan Workshops + Groups

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation is pleased to offer groups and workshops in the Okanagan area under the leadership of Jillian Baldwin, RSLP. Below is information on currently available services. To register for any of these groups and workshops, please click here.

Jillian, a registered Speech and Language Pathologist, has been a part of the DSRF team since 2014. She specializes in working with individuals with Down syndrome of all ages, with experience providing one-to-one therapy, facilitating groups and classes, and presenting to small and large audiences. Jillian is very excited to extend the quality services of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation to families around the Okanagan!

Webinars

Foundational Concepts in Comprehensive Sexual Health Education:
Where to start, where to go!

Understand how concepts including basic body science, emotions, privacy, consent, and bodily autonomy can be taught and practice at home starting at any age and why these topics are important in relationships, independence, and abuse prevention. Andrea will talk about how these concepts can be talked about earlier than you think, while also being relevant throughout life. Parents and caregivers of children with Down syndrome of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Presenter: Andrea Lee, M.Ed.

Andrea is a BC certified teacher and has been at DSRF since 2015 teaching adult group programs and one-to-one math and reading for all ages. She became a certified sexual health educator in 2020 and teaches comprehensive sexual health education to small groups, families, and one-on-one.

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: online (Zoom)

Cost: $40

Register

Tiny Talkers

Parents and their child with Down syndrome, ages 5 and under, will be coached to foster communication development through interactive play, singing, and reading, with a focus on implementing user-friendly sign language. This will also provide the opportunity for local parents and their children to connect with each other in a fun and supportive environment!

Monthly interactive 45-minute classes will take place on the first Tuesday morning of each month at Starbright in Kelowna.

Registration is $200 for 9 monthly meetings from October 2023 to June 2024. (Note: funding sources may cover this cost)

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Questions? Please feel free to email jillian@dsrf.org