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  2019
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  • Special Needs Planning for your Loved One with a Disability
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: August 1, 2019 - 8:00 pm
    Location: 3690 Orange Pl, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Description: Government Benefits, Estate Planning & Funding Strategies; Hosted by 21st Century Financial. RSVP to Lauriek@usod.org
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  • Medina Splash Park Fun
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: August 3, 2019 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Fred Greenwood Park, 350 W Sturbridge Dr, Medina, OH 44256, USA
    Description: For individuals with Down syndrome ages 0-13; Pizza and drinks provided. Please bring a snack, side or dessert to share. RSVP to lauriek@usod.org
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  • Karaoke at Toth's Place
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 7, 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.
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  • Independence Moms Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 9, 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: August 12, 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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  • Medina Parent's Night Out
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 14, 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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  • Westside Baby & Toddler Play Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: August 19, 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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  • Circle of Support
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 21, 2019 - 7:30 pm
    Location: The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, 6533-B Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Description: Guest speaker from the Jewish Family Service Association of CLE on medical & dementia supports for people with intellectual disabilities. RSVP to debbie@usod.org
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