Fraser Valley Down syndrome Society

Registered Name: Fraser Valley Down Syndrome Society

Business Number: 812508430RR0001

About Our Charity

 The Fraser Valley Down syndrome Society (FVDSS) is a parent-run registered charity based in Abbotsford, BC for families of persons with Down syndrome in the Langley to Hope areas.  We provide support, resources, and education to families with individuals with Down syndrome and the community in order to foster an environment in which individuals with Down syndrome are included and valued as contributing members of our community.

Our Mission

 The FVDSS’ mission is to support families and people who have Down syndrome by: 

  • Providing support and information to families in the Fraser Valley who are expecting or have a child with Down syndrome.

  • Providing monthly parent evenings for parents. 

  • Providing guest speakers for such topics as Behavioural issues, Speech Therapy, IEP meetings, Vision Therapy, and much more. 

  • Providing a Lending Library of resources and educational aids relating to Down syndrome. 

  • Providing programs and services that support the developmental, cognitive, social and emotional well-being of individuals with Down syndrome. 

  • Assisting families financially in accessing programs and therapies aimed at helping the development of their child with Down syndrome. 

  • Organizing family events to foster friendships between the people with Down syndrome, as well as their siblings and parents. 

  • Organizing an annual Walk for Awareness to raise awareness in our community, funds for our support group and build community within our member families.

 

 

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