Spencer West to speak at the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Spencer West

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society is proud to announce Spencer West, activist, author, and renowned inspirational speaker will be joining us as Keynote speaker at the 2015 Canadian Down Syndrome Conference in Edmonton. The Canadian Down Syndrome Conference celebrates people with Down syndrome, their families, and professionals in the Down syndrome community.

Inspirational and charismatic, Spencer West is candid about the struggles he overcame after losing his legs at the age of five. Whether headlining corporate conferences, filling stadiums, or leading volunteer excursions for youth and adults in Kenya, Ghana and India, Spencer’s words have encouraged millions to stand up to difficult times, face challenges, embrace change, and learn the tangible skills each one of us can use to redefine what is possible both for organizations and individuals.

His many accomplishments, played out on the global stage, led him to teach others to redefine what is possible in their own lives.

Spencer’s inspirational life story will help us kick off our great conference weekend. More exciting announcements regarding speakers, registration, and panels will be made at www.downsyndromeconference.ca soon!

We look forwarding to welcoming all of you to the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference, May 15 to 17, 2015 in Edmonton!

Mind and Body: Answers To Your Questions is now available to order!

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Thursday, 13 November 2014

Mind and Body

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is pleased to announce that Mind & Body: Answers To Your Questions is now available to pre-order. This book was developed by CDSS with a funding contribution from the Government of Canada’s Disability Component of the Social Development Partnerships Program (SDPP-D).

Mind & Body: Answers To Your Questions will explore any questions about relationships, sexual health, safety, and growing up that people with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities may have. The book was developed in consultation with various organizations and groups in the fields of sexual health and disabilities.

The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.

Get a copy of Mind & Body: Answers To Your Questions today! 

A suggested donation of $5 to $10 is requested to alleviate shipping costs. Shipping will begin November 24, 2014. Click here to get your copy.

Prior to purchasing, we recommend that all interested download the Table of Contents to find out more. (PDF of the Table of Contents)

Online New Parent Package

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Thursday, 06 November 2014

New Parent Package - Online

Today we are launching the online version of our New Parent Package! You can now access the New Parent Package with most devices (smartphone and tablets).


Paint outside the lines for National Down Syndrome Awareness Week!

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Tuesday, 14 October 2014

2015 Billboard

From November 1 to 7, Canadians across the country will be celebrating the 45,000 people with Down syndrome in Canada for National Down Syndrome Awareness Week (NDSAW).

Representing the campaign this year is Pip McCallan from Kingston, Ontario. She will appear on the 2014-2015 CDSS billboard with her brother, Noal and her mother, Tara, the popular blogger behind Happy Soul Project. Pip was named a Canadian Down Syndrome Hero earlier this year.

This year’s message reflects a sentiment shared by many parents of people with Down syndrome: “She teaches us to paint outside the lines.”

During National Down Syndrome Awareness Week, the NDSAW website (www.cdss.ca/ndsaw) will share a new story each day featuring parents who truly “See the Ability” in their children with Down syndrome.

For more information about National Down Syndrome Awareness Week please visit www.cdss.ca/ndsaw or www.facebook.com/cdndownsyndrome.

Happy Soul Project donating a portion of proceeds to CDSS

Written by Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Monday, 29 September 2014

Pippy Layne

Hey Canada! National Down Syndrome Awareness Week (November 1 to 7) is coming soon and Down Syndrome Awareness Month in the US starts in a few days (October). Our friends at the Happy Soul Project will be celebrating by donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Pippy Layne Collection to CDSS! The Pippy Layne Collection is by LeeLee Infinity and sold excusively on shophappysoulproject.com.

Tweet us your pictures at @cdndownsyndrome or post them on our Facebook page - and let us know what you're up to this month and for NDSAW!

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