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


March  2021
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  • Virtual Sing Along with Jesse Jukebox
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: March 2, 2021 - 11:00 am
    Description: Meet us on Zoom! This is a virtual sing-along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to Debbie at debbie@usod.org
  • 321 Young Friends Workout (Ages 5-10)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: March 2, 2021 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. For ages 5-10. RSVP to the event in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org
  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 2, 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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  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 3, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The Mind Body Soul program hosts a virtual bingo. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know - and you can win prizes! RSVP to linda@usod.org.
  • DADS' Night In
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: March 3, 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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  • Cooking with Confidence
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: March 4, 2021 - 7:45 pm
    Description: For teens & adults - visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to gina@usod.org 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: March 5, 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: March 5, 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 Virtual Support Group
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: March 8, 2021 - 11:30 am
    Location: USOD Office, 6533-B Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131
    Description: USOD grandparents join us via Zoom. RSVP to Laurie at 216.702.3820 or <a href="mailto:lauriek@usod.org">lauriek@usod.org</a>.
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  • Virtual Sing Along with Jesse Jukebox
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: March 9, 2021 - 11:00 am
    Description: Meet us on Zoom! This is a virtual sing-along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to Debbie at debbie@usod.org
  • 321 Young Friends Workout (Ages 5-10)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: March 9, 2021 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. For ages 5-10. RSVP to the event in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org
  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 9, 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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  • Magic Camp-Session 1
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: March 10, 2021 - 5:30 pm
    Description: Fun Time with Mrs. Barb presents Keith the Magic Man's Magic Camp for ages 16+! Registration is required by emailing barbw@usod.org. Please register for one session only.
  • Magic Camp-Session 2
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: March 10, 2021 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Fun Time with Mrs. Barb presents Keith the Magic Man's Magic Camp for ages 16 and up! Registration is required at barbw@usod.org. Please register for one session only!
  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 10, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The Mind Body Soul program hosts a virtual bingo. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know - and you can win prizes! RSVP to linda@usod.org.
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  • Cooking with Confidence
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: March 11, 2021 - 7:45 pm
    Description: For teens & adults - visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to gina@usod.org 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: March 12, 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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  • Virtual Sing Along with Jesse Jukebox
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: March 16, 2021 - 11:00 am
    Description: Meet us on Zoom! This is a virtual sing-along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to Debbie at debbie@usod.org
  • 321 Young Friends Workout (Ages 5-10)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: March 16, 2021 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. For ages 5-10. RSVP to the event in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org
  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 16, 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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  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 17, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The Mind Body Soul program hosts a virtual bingo. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know - and you can win prizes! RSVP to linda@usod.org.
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  • Cooking with Confidence
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: March 18, 2021 - 7:45 pm
    Description: For teens & adults - visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to gina@usod.org 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: March 19, 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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  • Virtual Sing Along with Jesse Jukebox
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: March 23, 2021 - 11:00 am
    Description: Meet us on Zoom! This is a virtual sing-along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to Debbie at debbie@usod.org
  • 321 Young Friends Workout (Ages 5-10)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: March 23, 2021 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. For ages 5-10. RSVP to the event in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org
  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 23, 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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  • Magic Camp - Session 3
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: March 24, 2021 - 5:30 pm
    Description: Fun Time with Mrs. Barb presents Keith the Magic Man's Magic Camp for ages 16 and up! Registration is required by email to barbw@usod.org. Please register for just one session.
  • Magic Camp - Session 4
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: March 24, 2021 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Fun Time with Mrs. Barb presents Keith the Magic Man's Magic Camp for ages 16 and up! Registration is required by email to barbw@usod.org. Please register for just one session.
  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 24, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The Mind Body Soul program hosts a virtual bingo. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know - and you can win prizes! RSVP to linda@usod.org.
  • Long Term Special Needs Planning 2.0
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: March 24, 2021 - 9:00 pm
    Description: RSVP on the USOD Parent to Parent Network or email rich@usod.org
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  • Cooking with Confidence
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: March 25, 2021 - 7:45 pm
    Description: For teens & adults - visual recipes will be used to help participants follow the steps. RSVP to gina@usod.org 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: March 26, 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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  • Virtual Sing Along with Jesse Jukebox
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: March 30, 2021 - 11:00 am
    Description: Meet us on Zoom! This is a virtual sing-along for the enjoyment of the entire family. RSVP to Debbie at debbie@usod.org
  • 321 Young Friends Workout (Ages 5-10)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: March 30, 2021 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Movement & Calisthenic-based workouts conducted by Jacobs Ladder Special Needs Fitness. For ages 5-10. RSVP to the event in the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email rich@usod.org
  • 321 Virtual Workout (Ages 10 & up)
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 30, 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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  • Josh the Juggler-Fun Time with Mrs. Barb
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: March 31, 2021 - 6:00 pm
    Description: Mrs. Barb will have a special guest, Josh the Juggler, so join us for a virtual visit. RSVP on the USOD Parent to Parent Network Facebook group or email barbw@usod.org
  • MBS Virtual Bingo
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 31, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Description: The Mind Body Soul program hosts a virtual bingo. The bingo game is exactly like the bingo we all know - and you can win prizes! RSVP to linda@usod.org.