World Down Syndrome Day is just a week away and 
Wisconsin Upside Down has a world of opportunities to celebrate!
WIUSD March News & Updates
It's the most wonderful time of the year! World Down Syndrome Day is just a week away and your inbox should be flooded with the most down right beautiful faces imaginable! I don't know about you, but I am ready to open my Facebook to see smiling faces instead of all those negative messages it has been filled with lately! 

There is so much good news this month! We have a St. Patrick's Day Party, a Wine Dinner, an ABLE & employment conference, a community event and save the date for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt! We also have opportunities to volunteer, a Seroogies Candy Fundraiser and much more! So grab a cup of Joe, ignore the snow and soak in the good news!

And when you are done reading, do you have a great pic to share? Please send it to so we can help fill the world with extra love in the upcoming weeks! We especially want to see St. Patricks Day and Easter themed photos, teens and adults working a job, kids at school, inclusive situations and of course, baby photos! Make sure you have permission from everyone in a photo before you send it!
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Volunteer Spotlight
Wisconsin Upside Down is always in need of more volunteers! This month we need a few helping hands to assist at our St. Patrick's Day Party on Friday, March 17th and at the Lake Country Community Fest on March 25th. Please email us at info@wiusd and say-"I want to be a WIUSD volunteer!" We will send you details about our needs and you can choose your job! Our volunteers are a the best! We value all you do!

Learn more about volunteering!
Saint Patrick's Day Fun

Friday, March 17th from 6:30-9PM we'll be singing and dancing the night away at our party for teens and adults with Down syndrome and their friends. The Hip Hop Coffee Shop-St. Patricks Day Party takes place at This Great Coffee Place located at 365 Cottonwood Ave. in Hartland.

Make sure to wear your luckiest green attire! Please Register for the party so we have an idea of how many to expect! We'll have games and prizes and an Irish Jig or two. Treats provided, beverages available for purchase. If you haven't been in for a Hip Hop Coffee Shop night with Wisconsin Upside Down, you are in for a big treat! We have a great time all night! Care-givers of individuals over the age of 14 are welcome to drop off or stay for the fun. Call 262-443-8690 for more information.
Buy Yummy Seroogys Candy & help Wisconsin Upside Down!

Place your order for those homemade silky chocolate treats from Seroogies! We also have their amazing freshly roasted signature coffee. Order now and we'll have them in time for the Easter holiday. We'll contact you when they come in and arrange pick-up! These will come to our offices in Hartland and can not be shipped directly to you. However, we can meet you if the drive is too far. Give us a call at 262-443-8690 if you have questions.

Sara Weir President of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Visits for Two Great Events!
Sara Weir
President-The National Down Syndrome Society

You're Invited-Wisconsin Able Accounts, Policy & Employment Initiatives Round Table!
Join Wisconsin State Representative John Macco, Sara Weir, President of the National Down Syndrome Society, Lisa Pugh, State Director, Arc Wisconsin plus a professional panel to discuss Access to ABLE Accounts, ABLE to Work, policy and employment. Sponsored by The Wisconsin Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition ( a joint effort of the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, The Madison Area Down Syndrome Society and Wisconsin Upside) & GE Healthcare People With Disabilities Network.

Join us for an informative presentation followed by a panel discussion featuring our speakers, professionals in financial planning, self advocates with  Down syndrome and legal professionals. This
conference  will be followed by a light lunch .   

Next Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day With The
1st Annual World Down Syndrome Day Wine Dinner

No girls night out this month! This is a night for couples! Sneak away from the kids and join your friends at Wisconsin Upside Down as we host Sara Weir, president of The National Down Syndrome Society at a simply spectacular wine dinner.

Your meal will sweep you across the world to taste a global selection of food and wine.
Enjoy 5 courses perfectly paired with wine.

During Dessert enjoy a short presentation by Sara Weir about The National Down Syndrome Society's employment initiative, "DSWorks." Wine is available for purchase at the end of the dinner.The event takes place at Artisan 179 on Pewaukee Lake, where Artistry and Food Unite! 
Thursday, March 22nd at 6pm         Register Now!      Seating for this event is limited!
Save The Date-The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is April 9th

Watch your in-box for more information coming later this week. The event will take place at 2pm and as always it goes by fast! Volunteers have been stuffing eggs for weeks! So mark your calendars and an invite will be forthcoming! 

We still need some wrapped candy and small toys that fit into eggs. If you have some to donate, please call 262-443-8690. 

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