Help and Advice

Advice and support for anyone involved in Ups ‘n’ Downs is always available and in many different forms...

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Greater Awareness

Society is becoming more accepting of those with disabilities however outdated prejudices still exist...

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New Experiences

We facilitate a weekly group of activities where parents and children come together to play, talk and learn...

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Ongoing Support

We provide encouragement to medical services and schools to respond positively to Downs Syndrome...

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giftsAmazon Synopsis: Having a baby with Down’s syndrome is not something most parents would willingly choose. Yet many who travel this path discover rich, unexpected rewards along the way.

In this candid and poignant collection of personal stories, sixty-three mothers describe the gifts of respect, strength, delight, perspective, and love, which their child with Down’s syndrome has brought into their lives.

The contributors to this collection have diverse personalities and perspectives, and draw from a wide spectrum of ethnicity, world views, and religious beliefs. Some are parenting within a traditional family structure; some are not. Some never considered terminating their pregnancy; some struggled with the decision. Some were calm at the time of diagnosis; some were traumatised. Some write about their pregnancy and the months after giving birth; some reflect on years of experience with their child.

Their diverse experiences point to a common truth: the life of a child with Down’s syndrome is something to celebrate. These women have something to say – not just to other mothers but to all of us.

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Ups ‘n’ Downs Milestones

  • Ups N Downs accepts PayPal donations and Subscriptions!
  • Ups N Downs team take part and complete Stanwick Races 10KM run
  • Ups ‘n’ Downs inaugurated in 2006
  • First Fundraiser March 2007
  • Raised £2000 in one evening
  • Members now stand at over 20 families