Family Support Group

Welcome to Ups of Downs! Here you’ll find the latest pictures, news about the group, and upcoming events! Visit us regularly to see what we’re up to.

Our ultimate goal is to realize the complete acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down Syndrome as to aspects of family and community life. We want to provide educational, charitable, recreational and social events for individuals with Down Syndrome and their family and friends.

Special Olympics South Dakota - Rapid City FLAMEIt’s that time of year again!! Join us for the Polar Plunge! Register to jump with team RC Flame and support our Amazing Athletes!! Too Chicken To Plunge?? You can still register as too chicken to plunge and help raise money for these fantastic athletes!! Contact Yvette for more info!! ... See MoreSee Less

Great job Central High School!!Central High School’s peer leadership student-led project on inclusion ... See MoreSee Less

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Black Hills WorksThe annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is just one week away. See you there! #HomeLife ... See MoreSee Less

Do you love the outdoors? Be like Jackson and pick up a free lifetime Access pass to over 2,000 National Parks! Allows vehicle he is in with occupants in free...includes 50% off camping and other perks. Super Easy!!! Just go to your local Ranger Station, show proof of disability (Dr. note) and form of ID: passport, DL, ID card or birth cirtificate. Took less than 5 min. More info below..click on Access pass. ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒŽhttps://www.fs.fed.us/visit/passes-permits/recreation-fees-passes
* can also apply through mail...application found her.
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Do you love the outdoors?  Be like Jackson and pick up a free lifetime Access pass to over 2,000 National  Parks! Allows vehicle he is in with occupants in free...includes 50% off camping and other perks. Super Easy!!! Just go to your local Ranger Station, show proof of disability (Dr. note) and form of ID: passport, DL, ID card or birth cirtificate. Took less than 5 min. More info below..click on Access pass. ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒŽhttps://www.fs.fed.us/visit/passes-permits/recreation-fees-passes
* can also apply through mail...application found her.
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11 months ago

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CHECK IT OUT!!!! Your support to Ups of Downs Family Support Group helps make these amazing "Welcome" bags possible! When there is a new family who has a loved one with Down Syndrome they are given one of these awesome bags. Inside the family will find resources, information, a beautiful book called "Gifts", information about Ups of Downs Family Support and a welcome letter! * adding an additional book soon ๐Ÿ“˜* ... See MoreSee Less

CHECK IT OUT!!!! Your support to Ups of Downs Family Support Group helps make these amazing Welcome bags possible! When there is a new family who has a loved one with Down Syndrome they are given one of these awesome bags. Inside the family will find resources, information, a beautiful book called Gifts, information about Ups of Downs Family Support and a welcome letter! * adding an additional book soon ๐Ÿ“˜*

 

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Awesome! Thank you First Interstate Bank and South Dakota Gives!!!! #FirstInterstateBank #ForSouthDakotaWell this just raised us up! Congrats to Ups of Downs Family Support Group, the next random $250 winner from the South Dakota Gives Prize Pool. This hour was made possible thanks to the generosity of First Interstate Bank. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yay, 1st Interstate!

Wow, this is just wonderful and truly amazing, thank you First Interstate Bank!

Thank you First Interstate Bank!!!

11 months ago

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Check out our page on South Dakota Gives! South Dakota Day of Giving / Giving Tuesday, DEC 3, 2019
www.southdakotagives.org/ups-of-down-family-support-group
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Check out our page on South Dakota Gives! South Dakota Day of Giving / Giving Tuesday, DEC 3, 2019
https://www.southdakotagives.org/ups-of-down-family-support-group
#ForSouthDakota2am
#ForSouthDakota
#GivingTuesday

#ForSouthDakotaWell, heck. That $2,500 GOLDEN TICKET POWER HOUR was so much fun that we are DOING IT AGAIN RIGHT NOW! Get as many people as you can to SHARE or POST this image with #ForSouthDakota RIGHT NOW. One person who does so within the hour gets to pick the nonprofit who gets the money. ... See MoreSee Less

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Enjoy this incredible slideshow made by one of our board members. Thank you Vanessa!!

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Film Montage : DSWalk 2019
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A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors, supporters, board/committee members, family and friends! The DS Awareness Walk wouldnโ€™t be possible without you! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Yes Thank you, thank you! thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts

1 years ago

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The 2019 Down Syndrome Awareness Walk is this Saturday, October 5th inside the Rushmore Mall! We hope to see you there! Thank you for your support!

Registration 9:00-10:00AM
Walk Begins 10:30AM
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The 2019 Down Syndrome Awareness Walk is this Saturday, October 5th inside the Rushmore Mall! We hope to see you there! Thank you for your support!

Registration 9:00-10:00AM
Walk Begins 10:30AM

 

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Where will registration be in the mall?

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DS Awareness Walk is this Saturday!!! 9-12! At the mall! With every registration, you get to go to BH Battle Zone for free (on Oct. 5 from 12-2)! And, you get to eat breakfast catered by Caramel Creations! Itโ€™s gonna be AWESOME! Come support this incredible community we are lucky to be apart of! ... See MoreSee Less

DS Awareness Walk is this Saturday!!! 9-12! At the mall!  With every registration, you get to go to BH Battle Zone for free (on Oct. 5 from 12-2)! And, you get to eat breakfast catered by Caramel Creations! Itโ€™s gonna be AWESOME!  Come support this incredible community we are lucky to be apart of!

1 years ago

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๐Ÿ’™October 5th, 2019๐Ÿ’›

Are you interested in attending or being a sponsor for the 2019 Down Syndrome Awareness Walk? Send us a message ๐Ÿ“ง or drop a comment below and we will send you more information! Thank you for your continued support!
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๐Ÿ’™October 5th, 2019๐Ÿ’›

Are you interested in attending or being a sponsor for the 2019 Down Syndrome Awareness Walk?  Send us a message ๐Ÿ“ง or drop a comment below and we will send you more information!  Thank you for your continued support!

๐Ÿ’™October 5th, 2019๐Ÿ’›

Are you interested in attending or being a sponsor for the 2019 Down Syndrome Awareness Walk? Drop a comment below and we will send you more information!
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๐Ÿ’™October 5th, 2019๐Ÿ’›

Are you interested in attending or being a sponsor for the 2019 Down Syndrome Awareness Walk?  Drop a comment below and we will send you more information!

๐ŸŽช The Ups of Downs Family Support Group attended the Naja Shrine Circus last night. They put on a phenomenal performance that lit up both children and adults! ... See MoreSee Less

๐ŸŽช The Ups of Downs Family Support Group attended the Naja Shrine Circus last night. They put on a phenomenal performance that lit up both children and adults!

 

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Thank you so much! We had a great time!

๐Ÿงฉ Today is #WorldAutismAwarenessDay
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