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So far Kristen has created 11 blog entries.

Letter Writing Campaign

2019-02-25T11:35:38-04:00Community Events|

Dear Families Did you know that LDSA has Board Representatives on the Down Syndrome Association of Ontario Board?  We represent our geographic area to the rest of our province. Below you will find some  info and links that the DSAO board is distributing to family and friends of those with Down syndrome, asking for your

Ryan Hack

2019-02-22T22:12:55-04:00LDSA Family Stories, Peer Representative|

“Be Kind.” It is a simple message, but it truly does encompass Ryan Hack. At 19 years old, Ryan is a senior at East Duncan High School in London, Ontario. In many ways he’s an average teenager. He likes to play on his iPad, walk his dog Beethoven and hang out with friends. But Ryan

Tee 21

2018-08-12T21:04:16-04:00LDSA Events|

A few weeks ago on July 21st, the 5th annual Tee21 Charity Golf tournament in support of the London Down Syndrome Association was held at the Willows Golf and Country Club. It was a great day!  104 golfers attended the tournament, and 15 volunteers helped to make the day a success.  Thank you to Meg

Lessons in love from my child with Down syndrome

2018-08-09T11:18:37-04:00LDSA Family Stories|

The CBC radio program Tapestry recently aired a short segment featuring American journalist Amy Silverman on raising her daughter Sophie, who has Down syndrome.  Listen to the full segment here. Do you have a story to share?  About your family?  Yourself?  An LDSA program or event that you attended?  Contact Kristen and we could share your

Ability Through Drumming

2018-06-18T18:32:58-04:00Community Events|

El Sistema South London (ESSL) and Thames Valley Children's Centre (TVCC) are very excited to announce that they will be launching  "Ability Through Drumming" in September 2018 at TVCC! This music program, developed for children and youth with special needs, will focus on learning music fundamentals through drumming within a group setting. With support, children and

Great Canadian Giving Challenge


This month, your donation to the LDSA could go a lot further! Every $1 donated IN JUNE to the LDSA through (an initiative of is an automatic entry for the LDSA to win $10,000 (minimum $3 donation required). Imagine that!  We pride ourselves in that the funds generated for LDSA are directed wholly towards developing and maintaining

2018 LDSA Therapy Bursaries


The London Down Syndrome Association is pleased to be able to provide annual Therapy Bursaries for children, teens and adults living with Down syndrome. BURSARY AMOUNT: Each bursary available for disbursement is up to $500.00 per applicant. BURSARY CRITERIA ❖ No families will be considered for a Therapy Bursary if the application is received after

Help Celebrate Sim, Hensall’s “honorary firefighter”, on June 9th

2018-05-26T20:31:03-04:00Community Events|

On June 9th, Sim, a resident of Queensway Long Term Care Home, will be fulfilling his lifetime wish of riding a fire truck during the Hensall Parade.  Sim, who has Down Syndrome, carefully watches over Hensall’s Fire Department from his residence at Queensway Long Term Care Home, which is located across the street from the