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World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

  March 21, 2015 is World Down Syndrome Day -- Get involved and raise awareness! In your workplace, school or community! Lots of socks, bake sale, jean day or any other great idea! Get people talking, get involved and have some fun! Let us know what you did, send us your story...


Talking about Down syndrome

Talking about Down syndrome

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Volunteers

This morning Emmett and Quinten Hobman went to a school in Saskatoon and spoke to the Grade 3 class about Down syndrome. They were also very excited to meet a little boy in Grade 3 who happened to have Down syndrome. They discussed what Down syndrome is, inclusion, how to celebrate the...


National Inclusive Education Month

National Inclusive Education Month

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Did you know that February is Nation Inclusive Education Month? Do you have a good understanding of what inclusive education looks like? Check out the list of questions below - is this how school looks for you, for someone you care about, or someone in your class? For more information on...


Barbara Laird

Barbara Laird

Posted in Inclusion

Meet Barbara Laird BARBARA LAIRD BEd. is a “retired” teacher, who has a 35 year old son Matthew, and a  28 year old daughter, Melanie. Melanie has Down Syndrome. Personal experience with Melanie has compelled Barbara to become an advocate for all persons with disabilities at a local,...


SDSS on INCLUSION

SDSS on INCLUSION

Posted in Inclusion

SDSS works towards full and total inclusion.  We educate, advocate and practically support parents, students and professionals.   It is the position of SDSS that Saskatchewan has the resources, teachers, aids and service providers necessary to meet the needs of all individuals, students...


Saskatchewan Disabilities Strategy

Saskatchewan Disabilities Strategy

Posted in Careers / Inclusion / News

The Saskatchewan Disability Strategy - A must read In the fall of 2013, Government established a 15-member Citizen Consultation Team (CCT) to design and lead a province-wide consultation process and to use this input to develop a provincial Disability Strategy. The first step was to have...


CBC Radio interview with SDSS Self-advocate Tom Wright

CBC Radio interview with SDSS Self-advocate Tom Wright

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

Listen to CBC radio Friday morning, November 14 at approximatly 7 a.m.  The Morning Edition with Sheila Coles will be doing a feature on the Regina and District Association for Community Living's Celebration of Inclusion Evening. This event is being held on Friday, November 14th at 7:00 pm at...


Day 6 - NDSAW

Day 6 - NDSAW

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THE R-WORD “What’s wrong with retard? I don’t mean it about you or your child”? The R- Word is EXCLUSIVE. It means you are talking about something outside the “in” group, about someone who is not your kind. It means left out. You are saying someone with an intellectual disability is DUMB...


Day 5 - NDSAW

Day 5 - NDSAW

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Meet our Self-Advocates!!  Rayann Oberkirsch What does the statement “Nothing about us without us” mean to you? I agree with that. It’s about being a good self-advocate. It’s means listening and respecting all people., including people with Down Syndrome. Where do you see yourself in...


Day 4 - NDSAW

Day 4 - NDSAW

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The community of people and families with Down syndrome has its own lingo to help spread understanding. Take a moment to learn how you can be politically correct in the community!The condition is Down syndrome - no apostrophe, no capital s.See the person first, not the disability. We all...


Day 3 - NDSAW

Day 3 - NDSAW

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

This summer some of our SDSS members were given the awesome opportunity to attend a Regina Red Sox game courtesy of head coach Scott Douglas. Recently we were able to talk to Scott .       Name: Scott Douglas       Age: 46       Born: Moose Jaw, Sk       Family: Keri (wife),...


Day 1 - NDSAW

Day 1 - NDSAW

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  On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Down Syndrome Society, I'd like to welcome you to National Down Syndrome Awareness Week 2014! What does National Down Syndrome Awareness Week mean to you? To our family, it means a week where we can celebrate and embrace that which...


SDSS Newsletter

SDSS Newsletter

Posted in News

You can now view our June Newsletter here. To recieve your own copy of the latest newsletter and future editions simply become an SDSS member.   If you have any questions please don't hesitate to send us an email...


Exciting News!

Exciting News!

Posted in Events / News

SDSS recieved some exciting mail recently. Minister of Health, Dustin Duncan designated November 1-7, 2014 to be "National Down Syndrome Awareness Week" in Saskatchewan. Thank you Mr....


SDSS in Swift Current

SDSS in Swift Current

Posted in Events / Our Stories

  SDSS Chair Faye Hobman travelled to Swift Current to join the Saskatchewan Abilities Council as they hosted the Awareness Challenge. Local RCMP officers came out and were great sports as they participated in the...


SDSS Newsletters

SDSS Newsletters

Posted in News

Did you know? SDSS prints four newsletters throughout the year featuring stories about self-advocates, information about upcoming events, interviews, and much more. Click here to view our March newsletter. To receive your own copy of the latest newsletter and future editions you simply have...


Thank you!

Thank you!

Posted in Events

The SDSS would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported us on Fun Run Day! It is because of your generosity that we can continue the work we do! A special thank you to the following families for their donation of a $100 or more to the Fun Run!   Darrell Koski, Jay Palm,...


Order your T-Shirts NOW!!

Order your T-Shirts NOW!!

Posted in Events

  MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!!! The SDSS is pleased to announce that our T-shirts from the 2014 T-Shirt Design Contest are up and ready to order!! (And they look pretty fantastic, we might add!) Now listen carefully, the T-shirts are LIMITED EDITION and will only be printed this ONCE, so get them NOW....


We want to bring SDSS to YOU!

We want to bring SDSS to YOU!

Posted in Events / Inclusion / Volunteers

We want to bring SDSS to your community!   We want to reach everyone, in all communities in the province, but we need YOUR help! If you would like to host an event in your area (BBQ, social outing, fundraiser) but don't know where to start send us an email and you will be put in contact with...


2014 Fun Run

2014 Fun Run

Posted in Events

SDSS would like to thank everyone who came out to the Fun Run yesterday in both Saskatoon and Regina! Both cities had a fantastic turnout and tonnes of fun!! Stay tuned for the announcement of top pledge earners in both the individual and team categories!!Also send us your photos...


2014 FUN RUN & Family BBQ

2014 FUN RUN & Family BBQ

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2014 Fun Run & Family BBQ  Are you getting your pledges in for this years Fun Run? We are super excited for this years Run. Saskatoon is proud to announce visits from the local City Police, Firefighters and perhaps even some local superheroes. Games, Fun and prizes! Regina is excited to...


Celebrate Literacy!

Celebrate Literacy!

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Celebrate Literacy with The Regina and District Association for Community Living!   A celebration and information evening to inform people about the programs available outside of the school. There will be copies of a literacy survey available to fill out that evening. There will be food...


My Brother.....

My Brother.....

Posted in Inclusion / News

Jocelyn Palm, the consultant for SDSS spent WDSD at my Colonsay school where the SRC hosted a cake auction that raised $890 for SDSS and a short assembly. They had a slide show, a video from the CDSS website, a few words from SDSS and then Quinten Hobman, 14 years old, got up and gave a...


World Down Syndrome Day!

World Down Syndrome Day!

Posted in Events / Inclusion

    What a beautiful way to celebrate a wonderful day -- to celebrate the differences in everyone!! Happy World Down Syndrome Day!  ...


WDSD!! LOTS OF SOCKS!

WDSD!! LOTS OF SOCKS!

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WEAR LOTS OF SOCKS on WDSD....   Down Syndrome International invites everyone across the world to wear LOTS OF SOCKS on March 21, 2014 to raise awareness on...