Other Down Syndrome Resources


Down Syndrome BC
Inclusion BC

Disability Supports

BC Ministry of Children and Family Development
Child and Family Services Directory (Province of BC)
Contacting Your CYSN Social Worker (Lower Mainland of BC) (*see below for eligibility criteria)
Community Living BC
Family Support Institute
PLAN Institute
Revenue Canada: Tax credits and deductions for persons with disabilities
Access 2 Entertainment Card
Special Olympics BC

Canadian Down Syndrome Organizations

Canadian Down Syndrome Society
The PREP Program (Calgary)
The AIM Program (Saskatoon)
Regroupement pour la trisomie 21 (RT21) (Montreal)

* Eligibility Criteria for Having a Child and Youth with Special Needs Social Worker in BC:

  • Age 0-19
  • Resident of BC
  • “3 Streams” for Eligibility:
    • Documented Developmental Disability
      • DSM IV Criteria for “Mental Retardation”
      • DSM V Criteria for “Intellectual Disability”
    • Diagnosed with Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Assessed as Eligible for the At Home Program

Please note: Foundational programs such as infant development, supported child development, and school age therapies are available to all children with Down syndrome, regardless of whether or not you qualify for a social worker. However, these programs are voluntary and family driven, meaning they will not contact you, you need to contact them and request the services.