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


January  2019
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  • USOD Office Closed
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: January 2, 2019 - 12:00 am
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  • Karaoke at Toth's Place
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 2, 2019 - 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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  • MBS Healthy Eating
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: January 5, 2019 - 1:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome ages 18+, come enjoy some healthy foods. RSVP to Linda at linda@usod.org.
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  • Bowling Buddies - South
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: January 6, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Park Centre Lanes, 7313 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720, USA
    Description: USOD will pick up the cost for our buddies with Ds to bowl up to two games per week and pay for their shoe rental. All ages welcome. Siblings may bowl, but must pay for their own games and shoe rental. RSVP to barbw@usod.org.
  • Bowling Buddies - West
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: January 6, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Location: RollHouse Entertainment Parma, 12859 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130, USA
    Description: USOD will pick up the cost for our buddies with Ds to bowl up to two games per week and pay for their shoe rental. All ages welcome. Siblings may bowl, but must pay for their own games and shoe rental. RSVP to barbw@usod.org.
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  • Beyond Words Music Therapy
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 7, 2019 - 6:30 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Individual, weekly lessons for those with special needs. Ages 3 - adult. 10 weeks: 1/7-3/15. CCBDD & Jon Peterson Scholarship funding available. Register at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/independence/. Call 440-230-6100 x700 with questions.
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  • Medina Parent's Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: January 9, 2019 - 9:00 pm
    Location: TWIISTED Burgers & Sushi, 985 Boardman Alley, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: Take a night off from the kids and meet up with USOD parents to share ideas over coffee. Text your RSVP to Kelly at 330.416.3776 or kelly@twiisted.com.
  • D.A.D.S.
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: January 9, 2019 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Maya Restaurant, 368 W Bagley Rd, Berea, OH 44017, USA
    Description: Social gathering for Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome.
    RSVP to Matt at gian624@hotmail.com.
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  • MBS Art/Karaoke
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 10, 2019 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Individuals 18+ are invited to come and make greeting cards to fill an order that USOD received and to enjoy karaoke fun. RSVP to Linda at linda @usod.org.
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  • Moms Night Out (East Side)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: January 11, 2019 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Panera Bread, 6700 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: RSVP to Laurie at lauriek@usod.org.
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  • Bowling Buddies - East
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: January 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Location: RollHouse Solon, 33185 Bainbridge Rd, Solon, OH 44139, USA
    Description: USOD will pick up the cost for our buddies with Ds to bowl up to two games per week and pay for their shoe rental. All ages welcome. Siblings may bowl, but must pay for their own games and shoe rental. RSVP to barbw@usod.org.
  • Bowling Buddies - West
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: January 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Location: RollHouse Entertainment Parma, 12859 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130, USA
    Description: USOD will pick up the cost for our buddies with Ds to bowl up to two games per week and pay for their shoe rental. All ages welcome. Siblings may bowl, but must pay for their own games and shoe rental. RSVP to barbw@usod.org.
  • Bowling Buddies - South
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: January 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Park Centre Lanes, 7313 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720, USA
    Description: USOD will pick up the cost for our buddies with Ds to bowl up to two games per week and pay for their shoe rental. All ages welcome. Siblings may bowl, but must pay for their own games and shoe rental. RSVP to barbw@usod.org.
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  • Grandparent's Support Group
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: January 14, 2019 - 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.
  • Beyond Words Music Therapy
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 14, 2019 - 6:30 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Individual, weekly lessons for those with special needs. Ages 3 - adult. 10 weeks: 1/7-3/15. CCBDD & Jon Peterson Scholarship funding available. Register at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/independence/. Call 440-230-6100 x700 with questions.
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  • Eastside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: January 17, 2019 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield, OH 44143, USA
    Description: RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or lauriek@usod.org.
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  • Beyond Words Music Therapy
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Individual, weekly lessons for those with special needs. Ages 3 - adult. 10 weeks: 1/7-3/15. CCBDD & Jon Peterson Scholarship funding available. Register at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/independence/. Call 440-230-6100 x700 with questions.
  • Westside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: January 21, 2019 - 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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  • Speaker: Dr. James Leverenz
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 22, 2019 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Dr. Leverenz is the Head of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at the Cleveland Clinic. He will be speaking on the dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. His neurology training was at a Down syndrome clinic. Hosted by Circle of Support, but open to anyone who is interested. RSVP to Debbie at debbie@usod.org.
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  • Bowling Buddies - East
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: January 27, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Location: RollHouse Solon, 33185 Bainbridge Rd, Solon, OH 44139, USA
    Description: USOD will pick up the cost for our buddies with Ds to bowl up to two games per week and pay for their shoe rental. All ages welcome. Siblings may bowl, but must pay for their own games and shoe rental. RSVP to barbw@usod.org.
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  • Beyond Words Music Therapy
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Individual, weekly lessons for those with special needs. Ages 3 - adult. 10 weeks: 1/7-3/15. CCBDD & Jon Peterson Scholarship funding available. Register at http://www.beyondwordscenter.org/portfolio/independence/. Call 440-230-6100 x700 with questions.
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