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This site serves as a link to everyone with an interest in Down syndrome in Nova Scotia. On this page we highlight areas of interest such as events and activities around the province.

If you have an event coming up, want to become a member (membership is free) or would like to share something of interest with our members we invite you to contact us by clicking on our logo.

Seminar: Saving on Taxes, Protect Inheritances and Maximize Disability Support Benefits

Saturday, October 13, 2007
2 sessions at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Saint Mary’s University
Sobey Building, Room 265

For details about the seminar please click icon on the right. Please direct all questions and registrations to Sharon Brethour at: or phone toll-free 1-866-536-7673.

The Possibles
A group of young people and artists living with Down syndrome will meet on Saturdays during the Fall of 2007 to talk and create art work about their dreams and future plans. Want to meet the young people who make up ‘The Possibles’? Want to see what they have been upto? Visit their Blog by clicking on the icon. On this blog photo’s, stories and artwork by The Possibles will be posted.

This project has been generously supported through the Nova Scotia Government’s Cutural Activities Program, Dalhousie Health Sciences student fundraiser and NSDSS.
Possibles Blog
Possibles Blog
Tools for Life Conference 2007
October 26th, 2007 at Horton High School, Greenwich, Nova Scotia

Making living, learning & working easier for children, youth, adults and seniors
A day of Free Public Educational Sessions & Exhibits
Conference guide & registration form
NSDSS in co-operation with Andrea’s Music Studio will continue to offer the music program for toddlers thru primaries starting September 8, 2007, time 10:30 to 11.15 hrs.
To register please send email to and state name and age of your child(ren).

For more info about Andrea’s Music Studio and the programs they offer please visit:

Reece’s Rainbow is a 501(c)3 registered ORPHAN charity, and we are completely non profit and volunteer. We are a faith-based organization, but we welcome families and individuals of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and nations!! Reece’s Rainbow was created to raise awareness the availability of children with Down syndrome internationally, and to raise money towards the cost of adopting them. In many developing countries, children with Down syndrome are hidden away in orphanages out of shame and ignorance. Many of them die before they turn 12, and medical attention is at a bare minimum.

At Reece’s Rainbow, we provide the unique opportunity to see the waiting children in a centralized location, and for those who are simply not in a position to adopt, to “sponsor” one or more children and contribute to their adoption costs for another family. There are MANY ways in which you can make a difference, and it is very powerful to watch the grant fund of a child you sponsored grow to the point that a family steps up to adopt them. You just changed the course of a child’s life!!

I encourage all of you to visit our website and learn more about our mission, see the children, help us find families for them, and give them the chance to HAVE a family with even the smallest contribution.

Andrea Roberts
Reece’s Rainbow
Down Syndrome Adoption Grant Ministry

Petition ‘Canada needs a prenatal diagnosis awareness act’
Technological advances and a recent expansion of the scope of prenatal screening to include all pregnant woman have not been accompanied by an appropriate expansion of awareness and educational programs. The Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society believes a real choice can only exist when prospective parents receive balanced, reliable information about the diagnosed condition and the options they have.
NSDSS has created an online petition to call for a Prenatal Diagnosed Condition Awareness Act. This Act could manage the set up of information and educational programs that will help raise awareness before the choice to undergo prenatal testing is made, or even before a woman becomes pregnant. It can also ensure prospective parents receive non-directive isupport and information about the diagnosed condition of their child.

Please sign our petition and forward this message to everyone who might be interested because every signature counts!

Buddy Walk
Buddy Walk 2006 a great success.

Over 100 hundred people braved the chilly weather; and more than 5000$ was raised. See our newsletter for details and photo’s.

“Thanks A Bunch” postcards, created by Cape Breton artist Adele, now for sale at NSDSS

“Thanks A Bunch” front
The cards are a wonderful way to say “Thanks” to all the special people in your life and raise awareness at the same time.

Folded cards plus envelopes, blank inside, prices:

1 card $1,75 each
10 cards or more $1,25 each
20 cards or more $1,00 each
To download your order form click on the picture left.