January 28th, 2016

2016 Memberships

We are now accepting memberships for 2016. If you are interested in becoming a member and would like more information please contact our office. You can download our membership form via the link off our home page.

November 11th, 2015

Springing into Health

The beginning of fall sessions of “Springing into Health” is set for Saturday, November 21st from 1:30-3:30 at St. Paul’s Parish basement, Goulds.  All members and their siblings are invited to attend. (Free for members)

Please email if your child(ren) would like to attend or you would like more information about the program.

November 11th, 2015

Pancake Breakfast

Our annual pancake breakfast was a huge success. Such a fantastic morning celebrating our children, families and NLDSS. A special thank you to Annette for organizing the event and to our NLDSS members who volunteered their time. Also sending a HUGE thank you to the following:

Suncor volunteers
Buttoneers and St. Pat’s Dancers
Mary Kennedy
Sobeys: Topsail Road, Merrymeeting Road and Mount Pearl.
Tim Hortons
Conception Bay area chamber of commerce
Town of CBS
Cheryl Barrett – Steeped tea donated a percentage of her sales
Ruby Manor
Stan Kennedy

See you all next year!

November 6th, 2015

Sensational Playgroup


November 1st, 2015

Down Syndrome Awareness Week November 1-7

Down syndrome awareness week starts today! It runs from November 1-7 and we have a fun filled week planned. Throughout this week our families celebrate by spreading awareness about Down syndrome and celebrating our children and families.

Here is an outline of our weeks activities: For more information please contact Adam at our office.

Provincial Proclamation Signing Oct. 29th (see post below) Halloween Dance Party Sunday, Nov. 1st.
City Hall’s Proclamation Signing Monday, Nov. 2nd.
Play-Date at office Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. (10:30-12:00)
Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 7th. (see post below)

If you want more information about NLDSS this is the perfect week to stop by for a visit!

November 1st, 2015

Provincial Proclamation Signing

On October 29th, NLDSS members met with the Honourable Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services, for the Down Syndrome Awareness Week Provincial Proclamation Signing. We would like to thank Minister Kent, Tina Williams (Director of Communications), and everyone who was involved from the Department of Health and Community Services, for the warm reception and for making this important day a special one. We would also like to thank all of our members who were in attendance: Adam Johnston, Shawn Pumphrey, Ruby Thorne and Julia Power, Angela and Abigail Roberts, Kelli and Jessi Daw, Richard Daw, Michelle and Ilesh Sharma.

October 18th, 2015

FREE Pancake Breakfast

Our Annual FREE Pancake Breakfast is on Saturday, November 7 from 9:30-12:30. Always a great family event with amazing entertainment. Down syndrome Awareness week is November 1-7! Come out and help us celebrate!

Breakfast: 9:30-10:30
Entertainment: 10:30-12:30

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October 12th, 2015

Winner of NLDSS Air Canada Draw

Congratulations to JACK TRICCO, winner of the two Air Canada tickets. We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you for everyone’s support and efforts. Thank you! Thank you!

October 4th, 2015

NLDSS Play Group

We are organizing a play date at the office on Friday, October 9th from 10:30 am – 12:00.  All parents and children are encourage to come out, get together and have some fun. New members are welcome. Great way to meet new friends/members of NLDSS. For additional information call Adam at our office at (709) 738-3336 or email

September 14th, 2015

Music Therapy Registration

NLDSS and Adya Sequeira our Music Therapist are very excited for our upcoming music therapy sessions. We are currently accepting registration for our 2015 Fall Music Therapy program. If members/non members would like more information about the program, email Adam at the office at