Monthly Support Meetings

Meeting

UPS for DownS provides monthly informational/educational meetings to help parents better establish themselves as advocates for their children. These meetings are facilitated by well known doctors, specialists, and other professionals in their respective fields. A sampling of meeting topics includes Estate Planning, Medical Issues, IEP / Educational Rights of people with Disabilities, and Navigating the Insurance Maze.

These meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month. Attendance is free for the meeting and free onsite child care is available at no cost to those who attend the meeting. For more information about specific topics and location refer to the monthly newsletter, check the online calendar or contact us at 847-895-2100 or info@upsfordowns.org.

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 grow up?

Yes. In adulthood, many people with Down syndrome have jobs, go to college, live independently, and support their communities. People with Down syndrome bring to their jobs enthusiasm, reliability, and dedication.