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


August  2018
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  • Karaoke at Toth's Place
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 1, 2018 - 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.
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  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pickup
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: August 7, 2018 - 2:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: August 7, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
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  • Medina Parent's Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 8, 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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  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: August 9, 2018 - 2:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: August 9, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
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  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: August 10, 2018 - 1:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: August 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
  • Cleveland Parents Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 10, 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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  • Grandparent's Support Group
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2018 - 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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  • Dempsey-Scheiman Golf Outing
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 15, 2018 - 12:00 am
    Location: Mallard Creek Golf Club, 34500 Royalton Rd, Columbia Station, OH 44028, USA
    Description: Earliest tee time is 10 am. Dinner/Raffle begins at 4 pm. Play 18 holes of golf using two-person scramble format. Proceeds benefit USOD. Registration forms at http://www.dsa-cpa.com/golf-outing.
  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: August 14, 2018 - 2:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: August 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
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  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: August 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: August 16, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
  • Eastside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: August 16, 2018 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 Som Center Rd, Mayfield, OH 44143, USA
    Description: RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or lauriek@usod.org.
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  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: August 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
  • Buddy Walk T-shirt pick-up
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: August 17, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: When you arrive at the office we will pack your team shirts.
  • Akron Parents Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 17, 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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  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: August 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: FREE instruction for individuals with Ds ages 7 and up.Tees for driving range are under cover so clinic will take place unless there is thunder. RSVP to Barb at barbw@usod.org.
  • Westside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: August 20, 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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  • NEO Buddy Walk
    Starts: 7:30 am
    Ends: August 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    Description: Join us for a wheel-friendly 1-mile walk at the zoo in celebration and support of individuals with Down syndrome. Learn more at http://www.theupsideofdowns.org/buddy-walk/
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  • Tee It Up Golf
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: August 27, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Golf Improvement Center, 116 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: FREE instruction for individuals with Ds ages 7 and up. Tees for driving range are under cover so clinic will take place unless there is thunder. RSVP to Barb at barbw@usod.org.
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