Mar
10
to Mar 30

Training Wheels Campaign

Downside Up provides creative spaces & experiences that encourage growth, inspire learning, and develop connections for children with disabilities and their families. Through our Camp Wakawalu family camps, we have realized that we need that connection, that community, & that fun all year long. Help us make our play cafe a reality. Training Wheels is an inclusive space where all abilities are celebrated. It's a place where families & friends can enjoy each other in a creative environment welcoming to all. Classes for adults & children, camp options, job opportunities, & so much more! Whether you need a space for a meeting while your kids enjoy our art, music, or play areas or you just want an amazing spot outside the house to hang out with other families to share resources, stories, tears, and laughter — Training Wheels is for you. Actually, it’s for everyone.

Check out our Classy page to donate to our campaign this month. https://give.classy.org/321downsideup

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May
17
to May 19

Camp Wakawalu -- fourth year !!!

Camp Wakawalu is almost here again!!! We have enjoyed 3 years of family camp weekends with almost 500 awesome campers so far. Friday night through Sunday afternoon, we enjoy dancing, singing, art, music, play, rest, yoga, food, etc. We have our camp at Camp Lookout in cabins on beautiful Lookout Mountain, GA. Camp Wakawalu isn’t another conference or retreat. There are no sessions, no seminars, no keynote speakers. Camp Wakawalu is simply a camp, with a single purpose: to bring together children who have Down syndrome, and their families, for a weekend of away-ness.

Our camp is about catching our breath and collecting our thoughts. It’s fun and games, it’s laughter and support, it’s time with family and friends who understand where we are in life. We would love for you to join us. Registration will open at the end of March, so be ready to sign up — space is limited and spots go quickly. We can’t wait to make some s’mores with you!!

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Mar
21
3:21 AM03:21

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 3/21 ROCK YOUR SOCKS

Celebrate with us !!!! Across the entire globe— on March 21st, friends, families, communities, teachers, doctors, students, etc. will be one voice for those we love with Down syndrome. 3/21 was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which creates Down syndrome.

Rock Your Socks! Today is World Down Syndrome Day!

by 105.7 WROR

Why is March 21st World Down Syndrome Day?

The date, 3-21 represents Trisomy 21, the medical term for Down syndrome, which is the third replication of the 21st chromosome. -newsok.com

Why should you rock your most colorful, crazy printed, maybe even mismatched socks today?

The point of wearing the socks is to remind people that “things that are different are still beautiful and wonderful,” says Jenny Andersson of Miller Place, who works for the Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation in Hauppauge and has a 15-year-old daughter, Sarah, with Down syndrome.

The silly socks create conversation starters, Andersson says. People will ask “Why are you wearing those socks?” and she will explain that they’re symbolic. She says she’ll explain that people with Down syndrome also may not be “typical,” but they’re still awesome. “It brings awareness and acceptance,” she says. -newsday.com

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

CDSS Dash for DS (postponed due to flooding at Riverpark)

Please join the Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society to celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness at the Tennessee Riverpark, Shelter #4, on March 16, 2019! This is a perfect way to show your support for those in our community who are more alike than they are different as we help raise awareness for our loved ones with Down syndrome in the Chattanooga area. Register on CDSS website today!!!

https://dashfords.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=10413

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Mar
3
7:00 AM07:00

Chattanooga Marathon

Please volunteer with us at the Chattanooga Marathon this weekend!!! Not only will you be supporting hundreds of athletes by cheering & handing out refreshments, you will also be assisting Downside Up with a volunteer grant from Chatt. Marathon!!! It is a such a fun atmosphere with a lot of really cool people.

https://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/register.php?id=446&job=13137

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Jan
11
to Jan 13

Momma Bear Weekend Retreat

Start the new year out right & join us for a weekend away with a bunch of other awesome momma bears. Sign up today !!! Space is limited. $70 includes 2 nights at a beautiful lake house, 30 minute massage, yoga, Arbonne spa treatment, and all meals!!

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Mar
18
8:45 AM08:45

Dash for DS

Join Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society to celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day at the Tennessee Riverpark, Shelter #4, on March 18, 2017. This is a perfect way to show your support for those in our community who are more alike than they are different as we help raise awareness for our loved ones with Down syndrome in the Chattanooga area.

For more information, visit: https://dash4ds.redpodium.com/dash-for-ds

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