Information Session and AGM 2015
Posted: October 15, 2015
Information Session and AGM on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at 8:30am - 4:10pm.
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Who we are / Services
Posted: August 3 2011
The Greater Moncton down Syndrome Society Inc. (GMDSS) was incorporated in 2001 as a charitable, no-profit organization dedicated to supporting persons diagnosed with Down syndrome and their families. Started by a small group of parents who had children born and diagnosed with Down syndrome, GMDSS has focused its main efforts on providing support to families, raising publish awareness and fostering an understanding of Down syndrome. In addition to the creation of a support network for families, the GMDSS also provides resources for the community, hosts social events and information workshops as well as conducts a variety of fundraising efforts throughout the year.
In an effort to provide new parents and hospitals with the most up-to-date information on Down syndrome and raise public awareness, GMDSS has created information packets available to all new parents and service providers. Designed in collaboration with the two local area hospitals, the packets include material and resource lists, local service organization contact numbers, developmental and medical literature about Down syndrome, federal tax information, support group contact information, a New Beginnings Bear as well as other pertinent materials. The packets are available in both official languages and are provided at no coast to parents. Aware of the isolating effects a diagnosis of Down syndrome can bring to a family, GMDSS also offers home and hospital visits to any family looking for support and the answers to their many questions. In the interest of raising community awareness GMDSS has supplied updated resource, materials, books and video tapes to the Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview libraries. Packets and resources have also been distributed to the Moncton Hospital, the Dr. Georges L-Dumont Regional Hospital, Early Childhood Stimulation, Public Health and the South East Rural Early Intervention Program (Riverview).