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


June  2021
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  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 1, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Fun for the whole family. RSVP to the Events in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org for the Zoom link.
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  • Hybrid Bingo
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 2, 2021 - 7:00 pm
    Description: The Mind Body Soul Program is horing a FREE hybrid bingo (in-person and virtual). You must register for the in-person event because space is limited. Wearing a mask and social distancing will be required for the in-person event. The in-person bingo will be held at an outdoor pavilion in the city of Independence and a light snack will be provided. RSVP to linda@usod.org.
  • DADS' Night In
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: June 2, 2021 - 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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  • 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 3, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Movement and calisthenic-based workouts sponsored by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Fun for the whole family. RSVP to the Events in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group to get the Zoom info. If you are not a member, please join. Those not on Facebook can email rich@usod.org
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  • No Rulz Dance Party
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: June 4, 2021 - 2:00 pm
    Description: Join us for a No Rulz Dance Party on Zoom every Friday. The Zoom meeting will open at 1:15 pm because dancing will start promptly at 1:30 pm. RSVP to Laurie at lauriek@usod.org for the Zoom link.
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  • Sing Along in the Park with Jesse Jukebox
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: June 8, 2021 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Beachwood City Park - West, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Description: Meet us at the park for an in-person sing along with Jesse Jukebox. Fun for the entire family. RSVP to debbie@usod.org
  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 8, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Fun for the whole family. RSVP to the Events in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org for the Zoom link.
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  • 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 10, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Movement and calisthenic-based workouts sponsored by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Fun for the whole family. RSVP to the Events in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group to get the Zoom info. If you are not a member, please join. Those not on Facebook can email rich@usod.org
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  • No Rulz Dance Party
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: June 11, 2021 - 2:00 pm
    Description: Join us for a No Rulz Dance Party on Zoom every Friday. The Zoom meeting will open at 1:15 pm because dancing will start promptly at 1:30 pm. RSVP to Laurie at lauriek@usod.org for the Zoom link.
  • Moms Night In
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: June 11, 2021 - 9:00 pm
    Description:  Take a break, grab your favorite snack and drink and chat with your USOD mom friends as we connect through Zoom. RSVP to event on USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook page or by email to <a href="mailto:rich@usod.org">rich@usod.org</a>
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  • Grandparents Group - In person
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: June 14, 2021 - 11:30 am
    Location: Panera Bread, 6700 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: USOD grandparents in person on the patio at Panera in Independence, weather permitting.  RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or <a href="mailto:lauriek@usod.org">lauriek@usod.org</a>.
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  • USOD Tee It Up Golf Clinic
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: June 15, 2021 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Sand Ridge Golf Club, 12150 Mayfield Rd, Chardon, OH 44024, USA
    Description: This one-day FREE clinic is for individuals with Down syndrome ages 13 and up. A complementary lunch will be provided. One person can accompany the registered participant. Space is limited. RSVP to linda@usod.org
  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 15, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Fun for the whole family. RSVP to the Events in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org for the Zoom link.
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  • 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 17, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Movement and calisthenic-based workouts sponsored by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Fun for the whole family. RSVP to the Events in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group to get the Zoom info. If you are not a member, please join. Those not on Facebook can email rich@usod.org
  • Cooking with Confidence (Virtual Session)
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: June 17, 2021 - 7:45 pm
    Description: For teens & adults - visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to <a href="mailto:gina@usod.org">gina@usod.org</a> to get the Zoom link and visual recipe. Note: Class size is limited to ensure one-on-one coaching.
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  • No Rulz Dance Party
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: June 18, 2021 - 2:00 pm
    Description: Join us for a No Rulz Dance Party on Zoom every Friday. The Zoom meeting will open at 1:15 pm because dancing will start promptly at 1:30 pm. RSVP to Laurie at lauriek@usod.org for the Zoom link.
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  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 22, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Fun for the whole family. RSVP to the Events in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org for the Zoom link.
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  • 321 Virtual Workout
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 24, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Movement and calisthenic-based workouts sponsored by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Fun for the whole family. RSVP to the Events in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group to get the Zoom info. If you are not a member, please join. Those not on Facebook can email rich@usod.org
  • Cooking with Confidence (Virtual Session)
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: June 24, 2021 - 7:45 pm
    Description: For teens & adults - visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to <a href="mailto:gina@usod.org">gina@usod.org</a> to get the Zoom link and visual recipe. Note: Class size is limited to ensure one-on-one coaching.
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  • No Rulz Dance Party
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: June 25, 2021 - 2:00 pm
    Description: Join us for a No Rulz Dance Party on Zoom every Friday. The Zoom meeting will open at 1:15 pm because dancing will start promptly at 1:30 pm. RSVP to Laurie at lauriek@usod.org for the Zoom link.
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  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 29, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. Fun for the whole family. RSVP to the Events in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org for the Zoom link.
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  • Circle of Support
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 30, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: This group supports families dealing with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome & Alzheimer's. Join us virtually for this month's topic - long-term housing options. Please RSVP to debbie@usod.org to get the Zoom link.