The CDSS offer a really great Educational Package for school aged children. The package can be purchased as a hard copy or downloaded as a pdf for free! Check it out here:

Welcome to The Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association

Up About Down is an organization of people committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

We strive to provide positive and accurate information through advocacy and education thereby raising Down syndrome awareness throughout the community.

We operate under Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association, and since being founded in 1990 have been serving the community for over 25 years.

Pepe’s Pumpkin Patch Outing @ Pepe's Pumpkin Patch
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm

The 0-5 age group are planning an outing to Pepe’s Pumpkin Patch in Lasalle on Sunday September 26th at 12pm. We will be covering the cost of 1 child and 1 adult per family, you will be responsible for paying for any additional guests. The charge will be $8 per person, and will include the corn maze, train ride, hay ride and a small pie pumpkin. You must tell them you are with the group Up About Down to receive the discount and sign your family name on a sheet for billing purposes.

Please let me know if you plan on attending by Sunday September 19th.

Karate Class Starts Wednesday October 6, 2021
Oct 6 all-day

UAD is sharing info on classes from our community partner JMCC and In Honour of the Ones We Love are hosting a FREE Karate class for our young ones and siblings. The class will feature therapeutic Karate teachings and space for both kids and parents to interact. They will be starting Wednesday, October 6th, times to be determined based on interest. Classes will be limited, but there could be a possibility of back-to-back classes to accommodate everyone.

If this is something that interests you, contact Anita at 519-791-8633.

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We welcome local families to join our group. We share a wealth of experience and information – throughout our group and the community at large.