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


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  • Karaoke at Toth's Place
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 6, 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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  • Cleveland Parents Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: September 8, 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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  • Buddy Up Tennis - Lorain
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Ends: September 9, 2017 - 1:00 pm
    Location: FoxCreek Golf & Racquet Club, 5445 Beavercrest Dr, Lorain, OH 44053, USA
    Description: USOD proudly supports Buddy Up Tennis. Session are $15 each. Register or learn more at http://buddyuptennis.com/
  • Artful Adventures
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: September 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Middle schoolers are invited to meet new friends and have fun! Sessions focus on cooking, art, music and nature. Join us this month for Let's Make Music One More Time. RSVP to barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.
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  • Grandparent's Support Group
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 11, 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.
  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 11, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds, ages 7 and up, invited to come learn golf skills from our volunteers coaches. Clubs are available and a free bucket of balls. Tee It Up is FREE and includes a healthy snack! Summer session: Jul 10 - Aug 7. Fall session: Aug 28 - Oct 2. For more info, contact Barb at barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.
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  • Adapted Fitness
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Dover Elementary School, 2300 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome are invited to get fit with friends. Discounted fee is $12 per 6 week session which runs from September 12 to October 17. RSVP to Barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.
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  • The Learning Groove
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 13, 2017 - 6:15 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Classes are designed to nurture development and help children learn. Children (newborn to 5) and parents will sing, dance, play instruments and more in each class. Cost is $200 for first child. Register and get the full details at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/tlg-independence
  • PASS Class
    Starts: 6:15 pm
    Ends: September 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Group lessons for Performing Arts & Social Skills (PASS) will target socialization and daily social routines. The 10 week session costs $200 for private pay and is led by a Board Certified Music Therapist from Beyond Words. Get the full details and registration at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/pass-Independence
  • Medina Parent's Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: September 13, 2017 - 9:00 pm
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  • Transition Bootcamp
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 14, 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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  • Mind Body Soul Bowling Party
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 15, 2017 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Yorktown Lanes, 6218 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome ages 16+ are invited to have fun bowling, karaoke, food and dancing. Cost is $5 per person. RSVP to Linda@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x150.
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  • Adapted Yoga
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Ends: September 16, 2017 - 12:15 pm
    Location: Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake, OH 44145, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome are invited to get fit with friends. Discounted fee is $15 per 6 week session from September 16 to October 28 (no October 21). Meets at Westlake High School in Room 101. RSVP to Barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.
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  • Westside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 18, 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.
  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds, ages 7 and up, invited to come learn golf skills from our volunteers coaches. Clubs are available and a free bucket of balls. Tee It Up is FREE and includes a healthy snack! Summer session: Jul 10 - Aug 7. Fall session: Aug 28 - Oct 2. For more info, contact Barb at barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.
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  • Look Who's Talking
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: September 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Join USOD and The Clevelan Hearing & Speech Center for Look Who's Talking Communication Play Group. Come for the FREE meet & greet on September 19. Program is for individuals with Ds, ages newborn to 36 months and costs $100 for the 5 week sessions. For more info, call Lauren Masuga at 216.325.7530.
  • Adapted Fitness
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Dover Elementary School, 2300 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome are invited to get fit with friends. Discounted fee is $12 per 6 week session which runs from September 12 to October 17. RSVP to Barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.
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  • The Learning Groove
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 20, 2017 - 6:15 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Classes are designed to nurture development and help children learn. Children (newborn to 5) and parents will sing, dance, play instruments and more in each class. Cost is $200 for first child. Register and get the full details at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/tlg-independence
  • PASS Class
    Starts: 6:15 pm
    Ends: September 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Group lessons for Performing Arts & Social Skills (PASS) will target socialization and daily social routines. The 10 week session costs $200 for private pay and is led by a Board Certified Music Therapist from Beyond Words. Get the full details and registration at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/pass-Independence
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  • Eastside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 21, 2017 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield, OH 44143, USA
    Description: Families of newborns to 5 years old are invited to come to this informal gathering and play group. RSVP to Lauriek@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x102.
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  • Buddy Up Tennis - Akron
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: September 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Springside Raquet and Fitness Club-----Fitness and Sports Excellerated, LLC, 215 Springside Dr, Akron, OH 44333, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome are invited to learn tennis skills in a supported environment. USOD proudly supports Buddy Up Tennis. Cost is $15 per clinic. Register and learn more at buddyuptennis.com.
  • Buddy Up Tennis - Lorain
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Ends: September 23, 2017 - 1:00 pm
    Location: FoxCreek Golf & Racquet Club, 5445 Beavercrest Dr, Lorain, OH 44053, USA
    Description: USOD proudly supports Buddy Up Tennis. Session are $15 each. Register or learn more at http://buddyuptennis.com/
  • Adapted Yoga
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Ends: September 23, 2017 - 12:15 pm
    Location: Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake, OH 44145, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome are invited to get fit with friends. Discounted fee is $15 per 6 week session from September 16 to October 28 (no October 21). Meets at Westlake High School in Room 101. RSVP to Barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.
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  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds, ages 7 and up, invited to come learn golf skills from our volunteers coaches. Clubs are available and a free bucket of balls. Tee It Up is FREE and includes a healthy snack! Summer session: Jul 10 - Aug 7. Fall session: Aug 28 - Oct 2. For more info, contact Barb at barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.
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  • Look Who's Talking
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: September 26, 2017 - 10:30 am
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Join USOD and The Clevelan Hearing & Speech Center for Look Who's Talking Communication Play Group. Come for the FREE meet & greet on September 19. Program is for individuals with Ds, ages newborn to 36 months and costs $100 for the 5 week sessions. For more info, call Lauren Masuga at 216.325.7530.
  • Adapted Fitness
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 26, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Dover Elementary School, 2300 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome are invited to get fit with friends. Discounted fee is $12 per 6 week session which runs from September 12 to October 17. RSVP to Barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.
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  • The Learning Groove
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 27, 2017 - 6:15 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Classes are designed to nurture development and help children learn. Children (newborn to 5) and parents will sing, dance, play instruments and more in each class. Cost is $200 for first child. Register and get the full details at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/tlg-independence
  • PASS Class
    Starts: 6:15 pm
    Ends: September 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Group lessons for Performing Arts & Social Skills (PASS) will target socialization and daily social routines. The 10 week session costs $200 for private pay and is led by a Board Certified Music Therapist from Beyond Words. Get the full details and registration at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/pass-Independence
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  • Buddy Up Tennis - Akron
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: September 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Springside Raquet and Fitness Club-----Fitness and Sports Excellerated, LLC, 215 Springside Dr, Akron, OH 44333, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome are invited to learn tennis skills in a supported environment. USOD proudly supports Buddy Up Tennis. Cost is $15 per clinic. Register and learn more at buddyuptennis.com.
  • Adapted Yoga
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Ends: September 30, 2017 - 12:15 pm
    Location: Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake, OH 44145, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome are invited to get fit with friends. Discounted fee is $15 per 6 week session from September 16 to October 28 (no October 21). Meets at Westlake High School in Room 101. RSVP to Barbw@usod.org or 216.447.8763 x105.