Workshops/Conferences

Workshop

UPS for DownS provides half and full day workshops to help educate families and professionals alike. These workshops are provided to you at a minimal cost and include CPDU’s for teachers.

We secure today’s most sought after speakers such as Patrick Schwarz, Susan Peoples, Paula Kluth, and Terri Couwenhoven to provide our community with up-to-date information.   These are fabulous opportunities for parents and professionals to learn alongside one another and forge better relationships to meet the needs of individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

For more information about our workshops and conferences e-mail info@upsfordowns.org or call (847) 895-2100.

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.

Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.