The Ups of Downs
Who we are
Our vision is to create a world where people with Down syndrome live their lives to the max, as fully included, valued members of society.
The Ups of Downs was formed in January 2006 and works with more than 70 families with a child or young person with Down syndrome across Warwickshire and neighbouring counties.
We run weekly groups for pre-school children including Early Development Groups for 2-4 year olds and Sing, Sign & Phonics for 0-2 year olds. For our school age members we run weekly clubs including dance, drama, yoga & sports. We have recently introduced a Youth Club for our older members and we provide subsidised speech and language therapy on a regular basis. We hold regular training events for both parents and the professionals who work with our children and young people.
Our driving ethos is to empower parents to give their child with Down syndrome every opportunity to develop, flourish and achieve, by providing each parent with the knowledge, confidence, ability and resources.