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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  • Makers Monday
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: May 4, 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Description: <br><p>Makers Monday with Miss Casey: Storytime, Literacy Game: Bingo, Scavenger Hunt, etc. & STEAM Activity </p><p>Ages: K & Up <br>RSVP to gina@usod.org for Zoom code</p>
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  • Toddler Tuesday
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 5, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: <br><p>Toddler Tuesday with Miss Casey - Storytime, fingerplay, music & movement, early years literacy or math game </p><br><p>Ages: 18 mos. to 3 yrs. <br>RSVP to gina@usod.org for Zoom code</p>
  • 321 Virtual Workout (10 & older)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 5, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Calisthenic-based workout provided by Jacob's Ladder. RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code.
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  • USOD DADS Night In
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: May 6, 2020 - 10:00 pm
    Description: Meet up with fellow dads virtually via Zoom. RSVP to Rich at rich@usod.org for the Zoom code.
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  • 321 Virtual Workout (10 & older)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Calisthenic-based workout provided by Jacob's Ladder. RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code.
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  • Dance Party with No Rulz Art
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: May 8, 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 via Zoom
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: May 8, 2020 - 9:00 pm
    Description: RSVP to <a href="mailto:rich@usod.org">rich@usod.org</a> for Zoom code.
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  • Preschool Pals
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2020 - 12:00 pm
    Description: <br><p>Preschool Pals with Miss Casey - Circle time, calendar, music & movement & Storytime </p><br><p>Ages: 3 to 6 <br>RSVP: gina@usod.org </p><br><p></p>
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  • Grandparents Group Virtual Meeting
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: May 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm
    Description: RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or <a href="mailto:lauriek@usod.org">lauriek@usod.org</a> to receive the Zoom code.
  • Makers Monday
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: May 11, 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Description: <br><p>Makers Monday with Miss Casey: Storytime, Literacy Game: Bingo, Scavenger Hunt, etc. & STEAM Activity </p><p>Ages: K & Up <br>RSVP to gina@usod.org for Zoom code</p>
  • Lorain County Young Friends Parent Check-In
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: May 11, 2020 - 9:00 pm
    Description: RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code.
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  • Toddler Tuesday
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 12, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: <br><p>Toddler Tuesday with Miss Casey - Storytime, fingerplay, music & movement, early years literacy or math game </p><br><p>Ages: 18 mos. to 3 yrs. <br>RSVP to gina@usod.org for Zoom code</p>
  • 321 Virtual Workout (10 & older)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 12, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Calisthenic-based workout provided by Jacob's Ladder. RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code.
  • Medina & Summit Co. Young Friends Parent Check-In
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: May 12, 2020 - 9:00 pm
    Description: RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code
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  • 321 Virtual Workout (10 & older)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 14, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Calisthenic-based workout provided by Jacob's Ladder. RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code.
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  • Dance Party with No Rulz Art
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: May 15, 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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  • Preschool Pals
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: May 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm
    Description: <br><p>Preschool Pals with Miss Casey - Circle time, calendar, music & movement & Storytime </p><br><p>Ages: 3 to 6 <br>RSVP: gina@usod.org </p><br><p></p>
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  • Makers Monday
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: May 18, 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Description: <br><p>Makers Monday with Miss Casey: Storytime, Literacy Game: Bingo, Scavenger Hunt, etc. & STEAM Activity </p><p>Ages: K & Up <br>RSVP to gina@usod.org for Zoom code</p>
  • Westside Baby & Toddler Group Parent Check-In
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: May 18, 2020 - 9:00 pm
    Description: RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code
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  • Toddler Tuesday
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 19, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: <br><p>Toddler Tuesday with Miss Casey - Storytime, fingerplay, music & movement, early years literacy or math game </p><br><p>Ages: 18 mos. to 3 yrs. <br>RSVP to gina@usod.org for Zoom code</p>
  • 321 Virtual Workout (10 & older)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Calisthenic-based workout provided by Jacob's Ladder. RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code.
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  • 321 Virtual Workout (10 & older)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 21, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Calisthenic-based workout provided by Jacob's Ladder. RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code.
  • East Side Baby & Toddler Parent Check-In
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: May 21, 2020 - 9:00 pm
    Description: RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code
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  • Dance Party with No Rulz Art
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: May 22, 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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  • Preschool Pals
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: May 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm
    Description: <br><p>Preschool Pals with Miss Casey - Circle time, calendar, music & movement & Storytime </p><br><p>Ages: 3 to 6 <br>RSVP: gina@usod.org </p><br><p></p>
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  • Makers Monday
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: May 25, 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Description: <br><p>Makers Monday with Miss Casey: Storytime, Literacy Game: Bingo, Scavenger Hunt, etc. & STEAM Activity </p><p>Ages: K & Up <br>RSVP to gina@usod.org for Zoom code</p>
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  • Toddler Tuesday
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 26, 2020 - 11:00 am
    Description: <br><p>Toddler Tuesday with Miss Casey - Storytime, fingerplay, music & movement, early years literacy or math game </p><br><p>Ages: 18 mos. to 3 yrs. <br>RSVP to gina@usod.org for Zoom code</p>
  • 321 Virtual Workout (10 & older)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 26, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Calisthenic-based workout provided by Jacob's Ladder. RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code.
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  • 321 Virtual Workout (10 & older)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 28, 2020 - 7:00 pm
    Description: Calisthenic-based workout provided by Jacob's Ladder. RSVP to rich@usod.org for Zoom code.
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  • Dance Party with No Rulz Art
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: May 29, 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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  • Preschool Pals
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: May 30, 2020 - 12:00 pm
    Description: <br><p>Preschool Pals with Miss Casey - Circle time, calendar, music & movement & Storytime </p><br><p>Ages: 3 to 6 <br>RSVP: gina@usod.org </p><br><p></p>
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