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Tee 21

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

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

Lessons in love from my child with Down syndrome

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

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

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

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 givingchallenge.ca (an initiative of canadahelps.org) 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

2018-06-05T20:49:35+00:00Featured|

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

2018-06-04T19:59:30+00:00Featured|

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

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

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

Spring Social

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

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

Happy Spring!

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

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

Thatcher’s Story

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

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

Sienna’s Story

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

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