About-Downs

Our Beginning

In 1990, a small group of parents joined together for support, information sharing and also developed a baby package for parents of children with Down syndrome. After realizing the need in the community to share this information, Up About Down was formed. Since then, the group has grown and we now share more than just a baby package – we share a wealth of experience and information – throughout our group and the community at large. We do our best to advocate for our children and educate the public along the way.

Our Board

Suzanne Cyr
President

Jen Wright
Vice President

Cindy Tracey
Treasurer

Jody Lowrie
Secretary

Sarah Stanton
Director

Aaron Rodrigues
Director

Tina Greco
Director

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Upcoming Events
Apr
26
Fri
2019
Film: Intelligent Lives @ Olde Walkerville Theatre
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm

There will be a FREE screening of the documentary film Intelligent Lives. Please see the attached flyer and consider sharing it with people, families, colleagues and within your networks.

Award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib produced Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. This film challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of ALL abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.

Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of the central characters, three young adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge the perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. He does this through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Janice Fialka and Richard Feldman, parents of Micah Fialka-Feldman, who stars in the film.

We’ve included both the short trailer, and the extended trailer for your convenience.

Date: Friday, April 26th
Location: Olde Walkerville Theatre
1564 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON N9A 3L3

Doors open at 5:30pm
Screening at 6:30pm and discussion to follow.

You can register for the event through the following URL:
https://ilscreening.eventbrite.ca

Intelligent Lives Flyer

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Spring 2019 Saturday Friendship Clubs begins soon!
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:15 pm

Please join the Cooking and Sports Clubs that Roots 2 Wings is offering beginning April 31, 2019.

Location: No.6 5650 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor, ON

RSVP: roots2wings@outlook.com

See flyer below for more information.

spring friendship clubs

Apr
29
Mon
2019
Up About Down Board Meeting @ John McGivney Children's Centre
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

Up About Down Board meeting at John McGivney Children’s Centre.

6pm.

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