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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  • Karaoke at Toth's Place
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 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.
  • Circle of Support
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2019 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Guest Speaker is Joshua Greene, M.D. on obstructive sleep apnea/hypoglossal stimulator. RSVP to debbie@usod.org
  • DADS Group
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2019 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Maya Restaurant, 368 W Bagley Rd, Berea, OH 44017, USA
    Description: RSVP to Matt at dadsgroup@theupsideofdowns.org
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  • How to Help Your Marriage Thrive - Not Just Survive
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 6, 2019 - 1:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Join Sarah Saunders, MA, LPCC as she unpacks why marriages break down and provides tangible strategies that will help you thrive, not just survive your marriage. You will leave with a new perspective and tools that will help you get “unstuck” and refuel your relationship. FREE program + free child care. RSVP to lauriek@usod.org
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  • Medina Parent's Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 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.
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  • Independence Moms Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 11, 2019 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Panera Bread, 6700 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: RSVP to lauriek@usod.org
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  • Grandparent's Support Group
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 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.
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  • Normie screening
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 15, 2019 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Cinemark At Valley View and XD, 6001 Canal Rd, Valley View, OH 44125, USA
    Description: Join us for an exclusive 1-night screening of Normie a full-length documentary film that explores the illusion of normal and the beauty of love through the lens of Down syndrome. Purchase tickets here - https://www.tugg.com/events/normie-rh9k
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  • East Side Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 17, 2019 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield, OH 44143, USA
    Description: RSVP to lauriek@usod.org
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  • Westside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 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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  • Prenatal Parent Support Group
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 23, 2019 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Panera Bread, 2855 W Market St, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Description: You will receive accurate and timely information about what Down syndrome is while you meet other parents who understand you. RSVP to rich@usod.org
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