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The Canadian Down Syndrome Society is a national non-profit organization providing information, support and education about Down syndrome. The CDSS supports self-advocate, parents and families over all stages of life. Mission is to empower Canadians with Down syndrome and their families. CDSS raise consciousness and deliver information on Down syndrome through the prenatal, early childhood, school years, adulthood, and retirement stages of life.
The history of CDSS has seen progresses to medical care, which improve and save the lives of people with Down syndrome and life suspense has more than doubled. Many people with Down syndrome live well into their 50s and 60s. The benefits of early intrusion programs, inclusion in school and work and the development of accessible resources for people with Down syndrome, families and the community. Now individuals with Down syndrome are going to post-secondary schools, working and getting married. People with Down syndrome are now given the opportunity to be fully contributing members of society.Read More»