Congratulations! We are here to offer support tailored to your needs with information, education, programming, and connection to relatable families. We would love to warmly welcome you into our local Down syndrome community!
We began "painting the tri-state" as a unique way to celebrate our 2020 Buddy Walk. As part of the theme, we unveiled a mural at 209 East 12th Street in downtown Cincinnati. This mural will serve as a way for our entire community to celebrate the spirit of the Buddy Walk year round.
Every day we make meaningful strides to foster inclusion and to celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. There is no better place to show your support than through our Annual Buddy Walk.
This year, we celebrate our 40th anniversary! In 1981, a group of parents joined together with a commitment to “improve the quality of life for people with Down syndrome.” Four decades later, their vision continues to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people through our countless programs and services. We are excited to reminisce and look ahead at what’s to come with all of our families, donors, volunteers, and community members!
Our programs focus on therapeutic, recreational, educational and social opportunities for all ages. We tailor our offerings to reflect the need of our local families as we strive to provide valuable support and quality programs for those in our community.
We want to enhance student learning with our one-on-one, individualized tutoring sessions. Therefore, we have worked with our Educational Advisory Board to offer Winter and Spring tutoring! Our tutors are experienced, local special education teachers who customize each learning opportunity to fit their student’s individual needs.
The Independent Living Retreat is a weekend-long experience for adults with Down syndrome looking to gain their own version of independence. The retreat provides opportunities for community service, learning new skills, making friendships and overall growth. There is a strong emphasis on developing and working through individual goals.
iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained staff to enable individuals with disabilities to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. Riders attend one 75 minute session each day for five consecutive days where they learn to ride while accompanied and encouraged by volunteer “spotters”. Over the course of the week, we continually adjust the bikes in an effort to challenge riders balance as they gradually discover the skill and joy of riding.