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


September  2020
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  • Virtual Sing Along
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 1, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: Join Jesse Jukebox on Zoom for this virtual sing along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to debbie@usod.org
  • Jacobs Ladder 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 1, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Tony D'Orazio, founder of Jacobs ladder Special Needs Fitness, along with his son, Jake, who is a certified fitness instructor, lead us through a virtual calisthenic-based workout. Moms, dads, & siblings can join in too! RSVP to rich@usod.org.
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  • The Magic Man - Young Friends Time
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Ms. Barb will have a special guest for this week's Young Friends Time - Join us for a virtual visit with the Magic Man! RSVP to rich@usod.org for the Zoom link
  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 2, 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The MindBodySoul program is hosting a virtual bingo for adults with Down syndrome via Zoom. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know. RSVP to linda@usod.org
  • DADS' Night In
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: September 2, 2020 - 10:00 pm
    Description: Dads & granddads join us for our monthly Dads' Night In from the comfort of your couch. We will connect through Zoom to see how everyone is doing. RSVP on the "USOD DADS Group" Facebook page event to get the Zoom link, or email rich@usod.org
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  • Jacobs Ladder 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 3, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Tony D'Orazio, founder of Jacobs ladder Special Needs Fitness, along with his son, Jake, who is a certified fitness instructor, lead us through a virtual calisthenic-based workout. Moms, dads, & siblings can join in too! RSVP to rich@usod.org.
  • Cooking Made Easy
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: September 3, 2020 - 7:45 pm
    Description: Join in this popular class as we make recipes using a variety of ingredients and cooking tools. Visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to gina@usod.org to get the Zoom link and visual recipe. Note: Participants are limited per class to ensure one-on-one coaching.
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  • Dance Party with No Rulz Art
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: September 4, 2020 - 2:30 pm
    Description: Join the fun at this virtual dance party with our friends at No Rulz Art. RSVP to lauriek@usod.org for the Zoom code.
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  • Virtual Sing Along
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 8, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: Join Jesse Jukebox on Zoom for this virtual sing along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to debbie@usod.org
  • Jacobs Ladder 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 8, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Tony D'Orazio, founder of Jacobs ladder Special Needs Fitness, along with his son, Jake, who is a certified fitness instructor, lead us through a virtual calisthenic-based workout. Moms, dads, & siblings can join in too! RSVP to rich@usod.org.
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  • Young Friends Fun Time with Ms. Barb
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 9, 2020 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Families of young children are invited to have a fun time with Ms. Barb Waddle, which is the online space where the imagination and laughter take place. RSVP to rich@usod.org for the Zoom code.
  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 9, 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The MindBodySoul program is hosting a virtual bingo for adults with Down syndrome via Zoom. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know. RSVP to linda@usod.org
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  • Jacobs Ladder 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 10, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Tony D'Orazio, founder of Jacobs ladder Special Needs Fitness, along with his son, Jake, who is a certified fitness instructor, lead us through a virtual calisthenic-based workout. Moms, dads, & siblings can join in too! RSVP to rich@usod.org.
  • Cooking Made Easy
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: September 10, 2020 - 7:45 pm
    Description: Join in this popular class as we make recipes using a variety of ingredients and cooking tools. Visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to gina@usod.org to get the Zoom link and visual recipe. Note: Participants are limited per class to ensure one-on-one coaching.
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  • Dance Party with No Rulz Art
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: September 11, 2020 - 2:30 pm
    Description: Join the fun at this virtual dance party with our friends at No Rulz Art. RSVP to lauriek@usod.org for the Zoom code.
  • Moms Night In
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: September 11, 2020 - 9:00 pm
    Description: It's your time to take a break! Grab your favorite snack and drink to chat with your USOD mom friends as we connect through Zoom. RSVP to <a href="mailto:rich@usod.org">rich@usod.org</a> to get the Zoom link
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  • Rise & Sign with Miss Amanda
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 12, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: Join us virtually to learn American Sign Language vocabulary to enhance and promote communication. We will learn signs for basic needs and wants in each session for babies, toddler, and young children, keeping it fun for all. RSVP to rich@usod.org for the Zoom link
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  • Grandparents Virtual Support Group
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 14, 2020 - 11:30 am
    Description: USOD grandparents join us via Zoom. RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or <a href="mailto:lauriek@usod.org">lauriek@usod.org</a>.
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  • Virtual Sing Along
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 15, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: Join Jesse Jukebox on Zoom for this virtual sing along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to debbie@usod.org
  • Jacobs Ladder 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 15, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Tony D'Orazio, founder of Jacobs ladder Special Needs Fitness, along with his son, Jake, who is a certified fitness instructor, lead us through a virtual calisthenic-based workout. Moms, dads, & siblings can join in too! RSVP to rich@usod.org.
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  • Young Friends Fun Time with Ms. Barb
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 16, 2020 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Families of young children are invited to have a fun time with Ms. Barb Waddle, which is the online space where the imagination and laughter take place. RSVP to rich@usod.org for the Zoom code.
  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 16, 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The MindBodySoul program is hosting a virtual bingo for adults with Down syndrome via Zoom. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know. RSVP to linda@usod.org
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  • Jacobs Ladder 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 17, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Tony D'Orazio, founder of Jacobs ladder Special Needs Fitness, along with his son, Jake, who is a certified fitness instructor, lead us through a virtual calisthenic-based workout. Moms, dads, & siblings can join in too! RSVP to rich@usod.org.
  • Cooking Made Easy
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: September 17, 2020 - 7:45 pm
    Description: Join in this popular class as we make recipes using a variety of ingredients and cooking tools. Visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to gina@usod.org to get the Zoom link and visual recipe. Note: Participants are limited per class to ensure one-on-one coaching.
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  • Dance Party with No Rulz Art
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: September 18, 2020 - 2:30 pm
    Description: Join the fun at this virtual dance party with our friends at No Rulz Art. RSVP to lauriek@usod.org for the Zoom code.
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  • Virtual Sing Along
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 22, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: Join Jesse Jukebox on Zoom for this virtual sing along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to debbie@usod.org
  • Jacobs Ladder 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 22, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Tony D'Orazio, founder of Jacobs ladder Special Needs Fitness, along with his son, Jake, who is a certified fitness instructor, lead us through a virtual calisthenic-based workout. Moms, dads, & siblings can join in too! RSVP to rich@usod.org.
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  • Young Friends Fun Time with Ms. Barb
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Families of young children are invited to have a fun time with Ms. Barb Waddle, which is the online space where the imagination and laughter take place. RSVP to rich@usod.org for the Zoom code.
  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 23, 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The MindBodySoul program is hosting a virtual bingo for adults with Down syndrome via Zoom. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know. RSVP to linda@usod.org
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  • Jacobs Ladder 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 24, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Tony D'Orazio, founder of Jacobs ladder Special Needs Fitness, along with his son, Jake, who is a certified fitness instructor, lead us through a virtual calisthenic-based workout. Moms, dads, & siblings can join in too! RSVP to rich@usod.org.
  • Cooking Made Easy
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: September 24, 2020 - 7:45 pm
    Description: Join in this popular class as we make recipes using a variety of ingredients and cooking tools. Visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to gina@usod.org to get the Zoom link and visual recipe. Note: Participants are limited per class to ensure one-on-one coaching.
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  • Dance Party with No Rulz Art
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: September 25, 2020 - 2:30 pm
    Description: Join the fun at this virtual dance party with our friends at No Rulz Art. RSVP to lauriek@usod.org for the Zoom code.
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  • Virtual Sing Along
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 29, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: Join Jesse Jukebox on Zoom for this virtual sing along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to debbie@usod.org
  • Jacobs Ladder 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 29, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Tony D'Orazio, founder of Jacobs ladder Special Needs Fitness, along with his son, Jake, who is a certified fitness instructor, lead us through a virtual calisthenic-based workout. Moms, dads, & siblings can join in too! RSVP to rich@usod.org.
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  • Young Friends Fun Time with Ms. Barb
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Families of young children are invited to have a fun time with Ms. Barb Waddle, which is the online space where the imagination and laughter take place. RSVP to rich@usod.org for the Zoom code.
  • Circle of Support - Virtual
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 30, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: The topic for this month is Caregiver Support. RSVP to Debbie at debbie@usod.org to get the Zoom link
  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 30, 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The MindBodySoul program is hosting a virtual bingo for adults with Down syndrome via Zoom. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know. RSVP to linda@usod.org