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: June 6, 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.
  • Growing with 21 Planning Meeting
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 6, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Group for adult siblings of adults with Down syndrome. All are welcome to help plan upcoming events.
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  • Cleveland Parents Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: June 8, 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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  • Buddy Up Tennis-Akron
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: June 9, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Springside Raquet and Fitness Club-----Fitness and Sports Excellerated, LLC, 215 Springside Dr, Akron, OH 44333, USA
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  • Buddy Up Tennis-Mayfield
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: June 10, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Mayfield Village Racquet Club, 6685 Beta Dr, Cleveland, OH 44143, USA
  • USOD Family Day-Lake Erie Crushers
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: June 10, 2018 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Sprenger Stadium, 2009 Baseball Blvd, Avon, OH 44011, USA
    Description: 2:05 game time; Celebrate Stomper's birthday with a candy drop for kids 14 and younger. $9 per ticket with code USOD18; visit <a href="http://www.usod.org">www.usod.org</a&gt; to purchase tickets.
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  • Grandparent's Support Group
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: June 11, 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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  • Medina Parent's Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: June 13, 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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  • Akron Parents Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: June 15, 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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  • Westside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 18, 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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  • Tee It Up Golf Clinic
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: June 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Signature of Solon, 39000 Signature Dr, Solon, OH 44139, USA
    Description: Individuals with Ds ages 7 and up are invited. Golf professionals will provide lessons. A complimentary lunch will also be provided. FREE. RSVP required to barbw@usod.org
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  • Mind-Body-Soul Activity Night
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 20, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Air hockey tournament, slideshow from retreat, snacks. FREE. RSVP to Linda at Linda@usod.org
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  • Eastside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 21, 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 Up Tennis-Akron
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: June 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Springside Raquet and Fitness Club-----Fitness and Sports Excellerated, LLC, 215 Springside Dr, Akron, OH 44333, USA
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