Congratulations on the arrival of your little one!
We have a group where you can join to meet with other parents while your child with Down syndrome enjoys group activities where they are ‘one of the crowd’.
Our weekly groups are invaluable for parents to share experiences and discuss issues that arise with parents of similarly aged children.
Whilst the future may seem a little uncertain, we can assure you that life with Down syndrome is worth celebrating. Our parents have all travelled a different journey to perhaps that which they’d initially expected but we will all assure you there are many wonderful views and destinations!
Pre-school groups: We run regular early development groups for pre-schoolers aged 2-4. For all pre-schoolers and their families we hold monthly messy play sessions as well as social events.
Saturday group: School age children meet on a Saturday morning to enjoy a mixture of sport, drama, dance, yoga and music.
Youth Club: As our children have grown we are now excited to be introducing a youth club for the older children, who will meet at a Youth Club on Sunday evenings for independent activities and also meals out.
We run an annual programme of training events for parents and teaching professionals, these include; termly twilight training sessions for mainstream primary and secondary teaching professionals, day and half day training in specialist subjects such as sensory issues, behaviour, communication, puberty; information evenings for parents on a variety of subjects.
Established in 2006, and based in Leamington Spa, The Ups of Downs has been celebrating Down syndrome in Warwickshire and surrounding counties for the last 13 years and works with more than 60 families.