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

2018-05-26T20:31:03+00:00 Community 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

Spring Social

2018-05-26T20:32:17+00:00 LDSA Events|

LDSA moms and friends gathered on the weekend for a relaxing, social afternoon together creating these beautiful needle felted decorations! Participants were first guided through a tutorial, learning about the process and technique of turning wool fleece into sculpted forms with just a barbed needle.  Everyone started out making a mushroom to fit

Happy Spring!

2018-03-04T17:10:35+00:00 Peer Representative|

Hi there I was born in St. Catharines, diagnosed with Down Syndrome and my life got started! We moved to London when I was 6 and we homeschooled for lots of years. When I finished high school, I attended Fanshawe College for 3 years, and then decided it was time to work. I looked for

Thatcher’s Story

2018-02-25T16:55:06+00:00 LDSA Family Stories|

To start, I’d like to let you all in on a nice little poem, it’s called “Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley. Basically she wrote it in the ‘80s on her experience with having a child with special needs. When I first read this little poem, I couldn’t get through it. I sat there

Sienna’s Story

2018-02-25T16:49:46+00:00 LDSA Family Stories|

On Aug 16, 2011 our daughter Sienna was born. Although we had some hints and scares during the pregnancy, we thought most of them had cleared. After Sienna's birth I just wanted them to turn her over so I could see her face and be reassured that all would be well. Due to my husband's

Noah’s Story

2018-02-25T16:20:19+00:00 LDSA Family Stories|

We are the Resendes family and our son Noah, has Down syndrome and just turned 4. When I was pregnant with Noah, I had an IPS ultrasound and I received a phone call from the OB/GYN office to come in for a consult.  The next week I had met with my OB/GYN and he confirmed