What is Down Syndrome?
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects both physical and cognitive development. It is caused by an extra chromosome in each cell. Individuals with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes in each cell while other individuals have 46. The extra chromosome is added to the 21st pair.
Who We Are
The Down Syndrome Association of Brantford and District is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1993 by a group of parents who wish to promote the well-being of individuals with Down syndrome.
Nominal annual membership fee. Individuals with Down syndrome receive membership free. Included in this fee is an annual membership to the Canadian Down Syndrome Association.
What We Offer
Membership offers informative monthly meetings, access to a growing reference library and a collection of resource materials. Guest speakers provide information on a variety of topics including education, health and social issues. We offer assistance for attendance of related workshops.
Goals and Objectives
- to provide support for parents and families of children and adults with Down syndrome
- to promote community awareness and understanding of Down syndrome
- to provide information to parents, individuals, the community and professionals
- to support and encourage the development of community programs which benefit individuals with Down syndrome
- to assist those who require advocacy.
For more information about the association, call or write:
Down Syndrome Association of Brantford and District
PO Box 673 St. George, ON N0E 1N0