Recognition Certificates

Recognition Certificate

UPS for DownS continues our tradition of allowing you to say thank you to educators and staff who you believe have gone above and beyond to create exceptional experiences at school, in early intervention, religious education or in the community for your child.

To obtain a certificate, submit (in writing):

  • The person’s name,
  • Your child and family names,
  • Name and address where the certificate should be sent.  We recommend you have certificates sent to the principal or director for distribution to recipient).

That’s it!  There’s nothing further. If you feel that someone has really made a difference for you and your child, that’s good enough criteria for us – you’re the best judge of what’s been meaningful to you.

Send your requests to UPS for DownS, 1070 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193, or e-mail info@upsfordowns.orgPLEASE, NO MORE THAN THREE CERTIFICATES PER FAMILY.

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.