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UPS for DownS publishes a newsletter ten times per year. This unique publication is packed with information about activities, events, summaries of our monthly meetings on important topics, as well as interesting articles written with insight and humor about life in a family that includes someone with Down syndrome.

It will be the rare month that you won’t want to pass it along to a teacher, grandparent or friend. But you won’t want to let it go, as there is always at least one article that you will wish to file away for future reference.

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.

Do people with Down syndrome have feelings?

Yes. Just like everyone, people with Down syndrome have feelings. They can feel happy, silly, sad, sorry, or upset - just like you. People with Down syndrome enjoy friends and family and can be hurt when someone teases or makes fun of them - just like you.