UP WITH DOWNS is an advocate of the Down Syndrome Community in the Shreveport Bossier City area.


October is nationally recognized as Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Upcoming Events

Please join UP WITH DOWNS to make these events an even BIGGER success!

buddy walk


Please join Up with Downs for our annual Buddy Walk on Saturday October 7, 2017 at LSUS. Registration starts at 9am and the walk will start at 10am. We hope to see you there!


Registration/Check-in will begin at 10 a.m. and tee-off is at 1 p.m. There will be plenty of time for everyone to warm up and grab some lunch. You will also be able to purchase Mulligans and get signed up for the Hole-in-One contest for a chance to WIN A CAR!

golf tournament

down syndrome awareness


October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments.

Our Mission

The Down Syndrome Support Group of Shreveport / Bossier City ( UP WITH DOWNS ) enhances the quality of life for people with Down Syndrome by providing resources and support to those individuals, families, professionals and the community. We host these events with 3 main goals:


Promote Acceptance

To promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.


Raise Funds

To raise funds for education, research and advocacy programs.


Create a Positive Impact

To positively influence local and national practice.

Ways to Help

Up with Downs would like to ask your company or organization to help.

Raise Awareness
Promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down Syndrome.

Join our Cause
Be a part of our fundraising efforts. We host an annual Buddy Walk®, Golf Tournament and other events.

Dress Down Day
Hold a "Dress Down Day" event at work or school. Participants may donate $1 or $2 to dress however they want on that day.

Donate Goods
Donate products or goods to use as door prizes for events.

Donate online or mail us a tax free check made up to UP WITH DOWNS.

Assist us on events and in services we provide to the Down Syndrome Community.

Collect Dimes for Downs
Have a "Dimes for Downs" collection jar on your store or shop.

Donate Books and Materials
Donate books, publications and training materials that focuses on helping individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.