*CAREGIVERS of Special Needs Children  


*CAREGIVERS of Special Needs Adults  


*CAREGIVERS of Captives of Dementia Disease


We are all caregivers here on a caregiving journey. For some the journey is with a special needs child, for others it's with a special needs adult and for still others it's a journey with a captive of a dementia disease. Three kinds of journeys here, three groups of caregivers under one special umbrella.

You're invited to join us as we share with each other and find fellowship, comfort, and lots of common ground!  There are no membership dues or fees here at the Upside of Downs so feel free to explore this website and join our group on Facebook, the Upside of Downs Umbrella.


Here under this umbrella you're going to find Moms and Dads, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, wives, husbands, grammies, grampas, aunties, uncles, teachers and preachers, cousins, nurses, best friends, neighbors, coaches, doctors, lawyers, employers, and volunteers. We know we're on a different journey than most but here, in this place, we're not alone. Here we can travel the road together. 

Founded in 1998 by parents, the Upside of Downs is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization serving thousands of special needs individuals and those who care for them. Federal Tax ID#38-3375526