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.
Our world has been extensively changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus has altered many aspects of our daily lives and impacted our physical, mental, and social well-being. Sadly, people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities have been disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the general population. At this time, we recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for individuals with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities who do not have a specific contraindication to the vaccine. Our recommendation is consistent with national and local guidelines for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (source: Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group)
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.
Our Empowerment Center is now available for Open Hangout! This is an opportunity for you, your family, and friends to utilize the space in your own way and at no cost. You will have access to the entire center, including the Sensory Room. The Empowerment Center is furnished with therapeutic equipment, a rock wall, swings, trampolines, climbing mats, toys, games, and electronics. Open Hangout is available for all ages and abilities!