News & Events

Junior Soccer Team with Special Olympics – Brampton

We are so excited about the opportunity for our kids to play soccer!!

Junior Soccer Team with Special Olympics – Brampton from ages 4-9.

We will be meeting on Monday’s beginning July 7 – Aug 25th. from 7:00pm-8:15pm.

A $25 fee to Special Olympics after you have registered.

Get the benefits of soccer and C.H.A.L.K training!
http://www.learn2chalk.com/

If you are interested please arrive at Williams Pkwy Public S.S Monday evenings 7:00pm.
1285 Williams Pky.

Brampton school commemorates World Down Syndrome Day

BRAMPTON— At St. Lucy Catholic Elementary School in Brampton, there was a lot of pointing and snickering today (Friday, March 21), as staff, students and teachers made a statement with their feet.

The school decided to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing ribbons, crazy socks— long ones, mismatched and even printed socks— to highlight the fact that being different is okay.

Canadian Down Syndrome Day Heroes – 2012

For World Down Syndrome Day, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society would like to acknowledge some of the incredible people in Canada’s Down syndrome community. These Canadian Down Syndrome Day Heroes, nominated by people across the country, are strong community leaders who make a difference in the lives of people with Down syndrome.

Kim Wentrot – Dental Hygienist Speaker

Hello DSAP Families,

Just a friendly reminder that our next meeting is this Monday May 12th at 6:30pm. We are excited to have Kim Wentrot as our guest speaker. Kim has been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years, and prior to that she was a Dental Assistant. She has been teaching dental hygiene for 13 years and presently teach in Mississauga. She also works in a private practice in Oakville one day a week. Over the years she has worked in the Vancouver area and also in Northern Alberta. During that time she has done some volunteer dentistry into Hondouras, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

She has a son Jacob who will be 6 on May 7. They knew about Jacob’s diagnosis at 15 weeks and as many of us understand, they have gone through alot with him. He has a repaired Tetraology of Fallot.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is typical development
  • Gum disease and how it affects our kids more
  • Cavities and what causes it
  • How to prevent both cavities and gum disease (same thing)
  • How to care for our own and our kids teeth
  • Facial development and how it affects the jaws/teeth – braces
  • Do your kids need antibiotics to have their teeth debrided “cleaned”

Our meeting will be held at the Region of Peel office on 7120 Hurontario Street (Derry Rd & Hurontario).

Babysitting will not be provided. Please RSVP your attendance.

This will be a great opportunity to see how we can help our children have healthy and beautiful smiles.

Thanks and have a wonderful day,

Team DSAP

Fix The Funding Formula

Hello DSAP Families

As you may or may not know, the Peel District School Board (PDSB) is currently one of the most underfunded public school boards specifically in regards to special education. The PDSB has put together a campaign called “Fix the Funding Formula” and is seeking to get the funding formula updated.

2014 Gala and Silent Auction

2014 Down Syndrome Awareness of Peel Gala and Silent Auction Event

DSAP will be hosting their 2ND Annual GALA DINNER & SILENT AUCTION on Saturday April 5th at the Renaissance Convention Centre in Mississauga! Last year was a great success with over 280 guests and wonderful support from our DSAP members, their families and friends and of course our community.