2016 Down Syndrome Answers
CDSS works to advocate for and support people with Down syndrome by providing information, resources, and assistance, for parents and families of children with Down syndrome, professionals, and self-advocates. We aim to provide support throughout all life stages – prenatal, early childhood, school years, adulthood, and retirement – to help fulfill our vision, where “all people are valued, fully participating citizens.”
2017 Anything But Sorry
Because No Baby Should Be Welcomed With A Sorry
The goal of this campaign is to show Canadians that the only wrong way to welcome a baby into the world is by saying sorry, something many families hear after finding out their new baby has Down syndrome.
2018 Endangered Syndrome
The goal of the campaign is to raise public awareness and begin a deeper conversation about the challenges that people with Down syndrome face in accessing adequate supports in the key areas of education, employment and housing. The campaign is supported by videos featuring candid interviews with parents, people living with Down syndrome and experts that serve to deepen the dialogue around these challenges.
2019 Project Understood
Voice technology doesn’t always understand people with Down syndrome. Project Understood is ensuring the future of voice technology is more inclusive. The Canadian Down Syndrome Society is working with Google to collect voice samples from the adult Down syndrome community to create a database that can help train Google’s technology to better understand people with Down syndrome.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society is here to serve its membership, and anyone who may need access to information and resources about Down syndrome.
Although our office is temporarily closed, our team remains available to serve you via remote operations.
You can reach us toll free in Canada at 800.883.5608 or 403.270.8500, where we ask that you leave a message in our general mailbox, or with a specific team member via the staff directory. You can also reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to visit our health resources page which now includes COVID-19 information. COVID-19 resources are also available via social media at the links below. Browse hashtag #T21COVID19 when seeking out resources that are specific to Down syndrome and COVID-19.
We wish you all well and are happy that we are able to stay in touch electronically and by phone. We encourage you to follow the advice of the Government of Canada and local health authorities to stay safe and well during these challenging times.
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