About Us
About Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition resulting from the presence of all or a partial extra copy of chromosome 21 – individuals with Down syndrome have 47 instead of the usual 46 chromosomes.  This additional genetic material alters development and causes the physical characteristics associated with Down syndrome.  …more

New & Expectant Parents
New & Expectant Parents

You can count on the Up Side of Downs to be supportive, informative and there for your family. As we grow as a community, we hope you will be involved in our many activities and services. Families take great comfort in sharing and talking with other families, and the USOD is proud to make these connections happen.  …more

Support Groups
Support Groups

One of the best ways to meet other parents is to get involved with the Up Side of Downs Family Support Groups. These groups can provide you with an excellent forum for sharing your feelings and concerns as a new parent, and an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others who have been in your shoes.  …more


March  2017
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  • Karaoke at Toth's Place
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: March 1, 2017 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Toth's Place, 6966 Heisley Rd Mentor, OH 44060
    Description: Adults with Down syndrome are invited for a night of fun & friendship.
    $5 per person includes dinner.
    For more info, contact Rae at 440.944.8852 or kinnaird2@sbcglobal.net.
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  • Transition Bootcamp
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: March 2, 2017 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Genesis Building Ltd, 6000 Lombardo Center, Ste 100, Seven Hills, OH, United States
    Description: Transition Bootcamp is intended to provide information on the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities. This 6-part series is your one-stop shop for all things transition! Print the Transition Boosters flyer for full details and rsvp info.
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  • Bowling Buddies - Solon
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: March 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Freeway Lanes, 33185 Bainbridge Rd, Solon, OH 44139, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds are invited to bowl up to 2 games for FREE with their Bowling Buddies! Contact Barb at barbw@usod.org for more info.
  • Bowling Buddies - N. Canton
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: March 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Park Centre Lanes, 7313 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds can bowl up to 2 games for FREE! Contact Sharon at systone@sbcglobal.net for more info.
  • Bowling Buddies - Lakewood
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: March 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Madison-Square Lanes, 1653 Westwood Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds are invited to bowl up to 2 games for FREE with their Bowling Buddies! Contact Anne at waters.annie1@gmail.com for more info.
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  • Baby & Toddler Signing Fun
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: March 6, 2017 - 10:30 am
    Location: USOD Office, 6533-B Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131
    Description: Come learn basic sign language for ages 0-5. RSVP to Amanda at 419.656.5004.
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  • Medina Parent's Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: March 8, 2017 - 9:00 pm
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  • Transition Bootcamp
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: March 9, 2017 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Genesis Building Ltd, 6000 Lombardo Center, Ste 100, Seven Hills, OH, United States
    Description: Transition Bootcamp is intended to provide information on the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities. This 6-part series is your one-stop shop for all things transition! Print the Transition Boosters flyer for full details and rsvp info.
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  • Cleveland Parents Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: March 10, 2017 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Panera Bread, 6700 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131, United States
    Description: RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or lauriek@usod.org.
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  • Bowling Buddies - Solon
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: March 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Freeway Lanes, 33185 Bainbridge Rd, Solon, OH 44139, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds are invited to bowl up to 2 games for FREE with their Bowling Buddies! Contact Barb at barbw@usod.org for more info.
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  • Baby & Toddler Signing Fun
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: March 13, 2017 - 10:30 am
    Location: USOD Office, 6533-B Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131
    Description: Come learn basic sign language for ages 0-5. RSVP to Amanda at 419.656.5004.
  • Grandparent's Support Group
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: March 13, 2017 - 11:30 am
    Location: USOD Office, 6533-B Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131
    Description: RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or lauriek@usod.org.
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  • D.A.D.S Group
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: March 16, 2017 - 9:00 pm
    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Akron - Fairlawn, 3150 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44333, United States
    Description: RSVP to Sam at 330.338.2465 or slawhorn82@gmail.com.
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  • Mind Body Soul St. Patrick's Day Party
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: March 17, 2017 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Yorktown Lanes, Pearl Road, Parma, OH, United States
    Description: Teens & adults with Ds are invited to Eat, Drink & Be Irish at our St. Patrick's Day Party! Wear your green for dancing, bowling, food and fun at Yorktown Lanes in Parma from 6-9pm. Cost is $5 per person.

    RSVP to Linda, 216.447.8763 x150 or linda@usod.org.
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  • Artful Adventures
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: March 18, 2017 - 3:00 pm
    Location: USOD Office
    Description: Middle school age individuals with Ds are invited to join us for this fun NEW program that will focus on Music, Cooking, Nature & Art. Contact Barb at barbw@usod.org for more info.
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  • Bowling Buddies - Lakewood
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: March 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Madison-Square Lanes, 1653 Westwood Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds are invited to bowl up to 2 games for FREE with their Bowling Buddies! Contact Anne at waters.annie1@gmail.com for more info.
  • Bowling Buddies - N. Canton
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: March 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Park Centre Lanes, 7313 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds can bowl up to 2 games for FREE! Contact Sharon at systone@sbcglobal.net for more info.
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  • Westside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 20, 2017 - 8:30 pm
    Location: North Olmsted Library, 27403 Lorain Rd, N Olmsted, OH 44070
    Description: RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or lauriek@usod.org.
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  • Baby & Toddler Signing Fun
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: March 21, 2017 - 10:30 am
    Location: USOD Office, 6533-B Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131
    Description: Come learn basic sign language for ages 0-5. RSVP to Amanda at 419.656.5004.
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  • Akron Family Play Group
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: March 26, 2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 3rd St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, USA
    Description: RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or lauriek@usod.org.
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  • Baby & Toddler Signing Fun
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: March 28, 2017 - 10:30 am
    Location: USOD Office, 6533-B Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131
    Description: Come learn basic sign language for ages 0-5. RSVP to Amanda at 419.656.5004.
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