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


July  2018
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  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: July 2, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome ages 7 & up are invited to come and learn the basics of golf from our volunteer coaches. RSVP to Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org">barbw@usod.org</a>
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  • Grandparent's Support Group/Legacy Planning Workshop
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: July 9, 2018 - 11:30 am
    Location: USOD Office, 6533-B Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131
    Description: Workshop will assist participants in self-assessment on governmental benefits, guardianship, special needs trusts, ABLE accounts, and letter of intent/last wishes. RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or <a href="mailto:lauriek@usod.org" target="_blank">lauriek@usod.org</a>.
  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: July 9, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome ages 7 & up are invited to come and learn the basics of golf from our volunteer coaches. RSVP to Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org">barbw@usod.org</a>
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  • Medina Parent's Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 11, 2018 - 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.
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  • Cleveland Parents Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 13, 2018 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Panera Bread, 6700 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131, United States
    Description: Parents are invited to take the night off and meet up for some conversation and fun.  RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or <a href="mailto:lauriek@usod.org" target="_blank">lauriek@usod.org</a>.
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  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: July 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome ages 7 & up are invited to come and learn the basics of golf from our volunteer coaches. RSVP to Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org">barbw@usod.org</a>
  • Westside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: July 16, 2018 - 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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  • USOD Spray Park Party
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 19, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Brainard Spray Park, 1840 Brainard Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124, USA
    Description: Open to families with a loved one with Ds ages newborn to 13. Pizza provided. Bring a dessert or snack to share. RSVP to Laurie at <a href="mailto:lauriek@usod.org">lauriek@usod.org</a>
  • Mind Body Soul Beach Party
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: July 19, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Dancing and karaoke for individuals with Ds 18 and over. FREE. RSVP to Linda at <a href="mailto:linda@usod.org">linda@usod.org</a>.
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  • Akron Parents Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 20, 2018 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Panera Bread, 2855 W Market St, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Description: Take the night off to meet up with parents who share your journey. RSVP to Laurie, 216.702.3820 or lauriek@usod.org
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  • United Airlines Aviation Experience
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: July 21, 2018 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, 5300 Riverside Dr, Cleveland, OH 44135, USA
    Description: Join us for an air travel simulation experience for buddies with Down syndrome & their families. Experience what it is like to check in, check bags, go through security & board a plane. Lunch provided. This free event is made possible through the generous support of United Airlines & CLE Hopkins Intl. Airport. Registration required at <a href="http://www.usod.org">www.usod.org</a&gt;.
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  • USOD Day at Akron Rubberducks
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: July 22, 2018 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Canal Park, 300 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308, USA
    Description: Bring the whole family to watch the Rubberducks play the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Contact Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org">barbw@usod.org</a> for tickets.
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  • Strider Bike Camp
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: July 23, 2018 - 12:30 pm
    Description: 4th annual camp. Two sessions: 9:30-10:30 and 11-noon. Contact Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">barbw@usod.org</font></a> to register
  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: July 23, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome ages 7 & up are invited to come and learn the basics of golf from our volunteer coaches. RSVP to Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org">barbw@usod.org</a>
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  • Strider Bike Camp
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: July 24, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Description: 4th annual camp. Two sessions: 9:30-10:30 and 11-noon. Contact Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">barbw@usod.org</font></a> to register
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  • Strider Bike Camp
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: July 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Description: 4th annual camp. Two sessions: 9:30-10:30 and 11-noon. Contact Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">barbw@usod.org</font></a> to register
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  • Strider Bike Camp
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: July 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Description: 4th annual camp. Two sessions: 9:30-10:30 and 11-noon. Contact Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">barbw@usod.org</font></a> to register
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  • Strider Bike Camp
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: July 27, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Description: 4th annual camp. Two sessions: 9:30-10:30 and 11-noon. Contact Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">barbw@usod.org</font></a> to register
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  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: July 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: Individuals with Down syndrome ages 7 & up are invited to come and learn the basics of golf from our volunteer coaches. RSVP to Barb at <a href="mailto:barbw@usod.org">barbw@usod.org</a>
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