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How will you be celebrating WDSD?

How will you be celebrating WDSD?

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

The Blue Nails Campaign! Are you looking for a fun and colorful way for you and your kids, class, or friends to get involved in WDSD? The Blue Nails Campaign is back for it's 2nd year! Visit www.bluenailscrew.ca for full details on how to participate!...


World Down Syndrome Day is fast approaching....

World Down Syndrome Day is fast approaching....

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

World Down Syndrome Day is the international day for raising awareness for people with Down syndrome. It occurs annually on March 21 and is officially ratified by the United Nations. How will you be celebrating...


T-SHIRT CONTEST - VOTE VOTE VOTE

T-SHIRT CONTEST - VOTE VOTE VOTE

Posted in Inclusion

Voting has officially started for the 2014 T-Shirt Contest. Click on the link below and vote for your favorite shirt on the SDSS FB page. What a great response we recieved with over 200 T-Shirt entries. Thank you to everyone who participated!! NOW GO VOTE!! Vote...


New Parent Baskets

New Parent Baskets

You’ve just given birth to your beautiful baby and it’s supposed to be one of the most joyful times of your life. Instead your doctor has delivered some news that may send your emotions on a wild roller coaster ride. However, there is a wonderful group of parents – parents who have gone...


We are looking for YOUR Help!

We are looking for YOUR Help!

Posted in News / Volunteers

The SDSS is creating a photo-montage to use in our World Down Syndrome Day celebrations in March, and we need YOUR help! If you have current photos of you & your families... In work and play... And are willing to share them & have them featured on our website & Facebook page - please email...


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...


Grace - Dealing with what you?re dealt?

Posted in Our Stories

Monday, 4:30 p.m.: “Hello?” “Hi Cristalee, this is Dr. Smith, do you have a minute? Your triple screen test came back abnormal.” “What does that mean, doctor?” “It might not mean anything, but it could suggest your baby may have Down syndrome or C.P.” “Thanks for the call.”    Monday, 4:33...


Welcome To Holland

Posted in Our Stories

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience, to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip –...


Olivia

Posted in Our Stories

I have to admit, at one point in my life I was one of those people who strived for perfection and I was drawn toward materialism; I bought into this hype because I was surrounded by it. Rating beauty, intelligence, and perfection based on what society values, too often, seems to be the...


That first step?s a doozy - Parenting from a stepparent perspective

Posted in Our Stories

Sometimes your life unfolds in front of you in mysterious ways when you’re not even trying. I think becoming a stepparent is like that, or at least it was for me. I hadn’t even really set out to have children, but one day I was standing with one foot in the air at the edge of jumping into a...


A Parent?s Reflection

Posted in Our Stories

Congratulations! You have a new son or daughter and you may have just found out about Down syndrome. I’ll never forget when I was first told… my world was crumbling. I mourned for the daughter I imagined. The doctor told us that if there were to be anything wrong with our child then Down...


Michael Qing

Posted in Our Stories

Our son, Michael, always greets us with a big smile in the morning. “You are my good-morning sun shine”, I tell him. Michael is a 14 year old, grade 8 student at W.S. Hawrylak School in Regina, and he has Down syndrome. Michael was a year old when we learned he has Down syndrome. My husband and...