May 18th, 2017

Down Syndrome Research Study

Do you have a child with Down Syndrome between the ages of 12-16. There is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a research study. Please see below link for more details.

Recruitment Poster Newfoundland

May 10th, 2017

Speech Language Pathologist Job Posting

Speech Language Pathologist Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society

Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society are a volunteer group of parents, friends and families committed to raising awareness and understanding of Down syndrome, and to removing societal barriers that place limits on our children’s ability to be valued and contributing members of our community. We are currently accepting applications for a part time contract position.

We have an opening for a part time Speech Language Pathologists at our office: Starting Immediately at 21 Pippy Place, St. John’s.

What we can offer:

  • $65.00 per visit (45 minute sessions, hour session calculated due to rate);
  • Flexible hours ( Estimating 8-10 hours per week);
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Supportive team dynamics and opportunities for collaboration;
  • Office space for therapy sessions provided;
  • Plenty of resources available to support therapy.

The successful candidate will provide evidence based assessment and direct intervention using SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) to pre-school children, school aged children and adults to address a variety of needs including: articulation difficulties, motor speech disorders, language delays and learning disabilities.


  • Graduation from an approved University with a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Speech Language Pathology;
  • Current registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals is required;
  • Experience with assessment and intervention in numerous areas;
  • Excellent communication and analytic skills, with strong organizational abilities;
  • Vulnerable Sector Check will be required.

Please forward your cover letter, resumes and credentials to no later than May 17, 2017.

May 10th, 2017

Spring Lip Sync

The NLDSS is excited to announce the 3rd annual Spring Lip Sync and Dance competition with proceeds going to the Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society!

When : Wednesday May, 24th @ 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

Where : MacDonald Drive Elementary Gym

Cost : $3.00 per participant and a donation at the door for spectators.

Details: There will be 2 categories – Lip Sync and Dance. A Participant may register for both categories and with as many other people as they wish but it will cost $300 per person, per song.

Please e-mail BEFORE May 21st with the name of your song, category and child(rens) name. Payment must be paid to secure your spot in the competition. There will be prizes for the winner in each category.


There will be a canteen and a 50/50 draw throughout the night! Come out and support this great organization!

May 10th, 2017

Thank you!

Thank you to “100 Men Who Give a Damn” for choosing NLDSS for their charity. We are thrilled and honored we were chosen. We will make you proud and continue to provide support for families in NL. Thank you all so much.

October 11th, 2016

The winner of our Air Canada draw is..

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July 21st, 2016


We are holding a car wash this Saturday, July 23 from 11am-4pm.

Location: Irving (Corner of Torbay Road & Pearson Street)

Please come out and show your support and get your car washed in the process. Olaf will be making an appearance and our young adults/youth will be volunteering their time. It’s going to be a great event! Hope to see you there.

July 18th, 2016

18th Annual Bob Robson Classic Golf Tournament registration is NOW OPEN.

Our 18th Annual Bob Robson Classic registration is NOW OPEN. Scheduled for September 8, 2016 at Clovelly Golf Club-Osprey course. We were pleased and honored to have Paragon Offshore as our corporate sponsor for the past 17 years. During that time period and with support of the community we have raised over $240,000 for our “Spreading our Wings” therapy programs. We would like to acknowledge and thank Paragon Offshore for their efforts over the past 17 years and we wish them well on their future endeavours.

It is our goal to carry on the tradition of the tournament, so that we can continue to provide much needed therapy for our members. These programs include speech therapy, music therapy, social skills group sessions and occupational therapy.

We are limited to 35 teams this year; if you plan to participate pleased reply early to avoid disappointment.

For further information and to register please contact Adam at our office at (709)738-3336 or email

You may also contact Tim Power (Tournament coordinator) at (709) 687-4440.


July 5th, 2016

NLDSS Summer Playgroup

Our playgroup is going to commence again starting this Friday July 8.

Location: NLDSS office, 21 Pippy Place

Time: July 8th 11:15-12:15

Come out for a morning of fun! Siblings are welcome and we hope to meet some new families. All ages are welcome.

Any questions email:

June 24th, 2016

Faron Hynes/Zachary Tobin Memorial Softball Tournament

Come out and show your support this weekend at our Faron Hynes/Zachary Tobin Memorial Softball Tournament.

Seal Cove Softball Field (Robert Parson’s Ball field, Seal Cove Seal Cove pass CONA Campus on the right hand side of the road)

April 20th, 2016

NLDSS Board of Directors: New Members

We would like to send out a warm welcome to our newest BOD members; Arlene Cleary, who will be our volunteer coordinator and our new chair: Melissa Hardy. We look forward to working with you both.