Are you lucky enough to have someone in your life with Down syndrome? Then download this app, join The Upside of Down Tribe, and become a Thrivalist Right Now!

Thrivalists don’t just survive a diagnosis of Down syndrome, they thrive in every aspect of their life! Thrivalists can juggle home, family, careers, meal-planning, shopping, therapy, medical appointments, kid’s schedules, pets and piles of laundry! And they still find time to take care of themselves and have fun.

Yes, they are super-heroes. Thrivalists are strong, fiercely-determined people who don’t let anything get them down. No barrier is too big. No challenge is too difficult. Stress? HA! They laugh in its face.

Thrivalists can do all this because they know Right Now is the only moment anyone really has, and each moment must be lived to the Max!

YOU are a Thrivalist. Connect here with renowned physician, consultant, speaker, and author Dr. Julia Kinder as she leads the Thrival Tribe.

Through her own personal life experiences, daily life as a working mom with 3 children, and years of counseling patients, Dr. Kinder is able to share her best practices on maximizing the potential of babies with Down syndrome, teaching children, health, fitness, nutrition, and staying energetic and motivated.

Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder helps families do more than just survive a diagnosis of Down syndrome - she teaches them to thrive. She is on a mission to reshape widespread misperceptions, erase preconceived limitations and ignite a passion for powerful living – Right Now.

Dr. Kinder is Board Certified in Family Practice and is in private practice with her brother in Jackson, Missouri. She is a nationally-recognized speaker and author on the topics of health, fitness, and Down syndrome. Dr. Kinder is also mom to seven-year-old Ella (who has Down syndrome) and two-year-old twins Dexter and Paxton.

You’ll get quick and easy access to Dr Kinder’s blog posts, tweets, FaceBook updates, videos, photos, online store, upcoming events, and even her favorite places across the United States.

Benefits for Tribal Members:
- Truths about Down syndrome at your fingertips for teaching the world about our great kids with Down syndrome.

- Links to amazing people who happen to have Down syndrome.

- The opportunity to email questions directly to Dr. Kinder on Down syndrome, health, exercise, and how to Thrive each day.

- Change the image of Down syndrome: share your favorite photos and show people the UPside of Down!

- Connect with other Tribal Members to share, learn, and grow.

- Quick access to Dr. Kinder’s early childhood education products – start teaching your baby Right Now!

- A free questionnaire to use when interviewing potential childcare providers for your family. Be certain they follow the positive Thrivalist attitude and will take advantage of every opportunity to help your children thrive, too.

- Upcoming events for Dr. Kinder and in the Down syndrome community.

- Map of Dr. Kinder’s recommended places to eat, places to stay, and places to see.

- Have a newborn baby with Down syndrome? Figure out what to do first with personal consultations from Dr. Kinder.

- Alerts on latest Down syndrome news.

- Accurate, current information on Down syndrome.

- Tips to share.

- Trusted resources on Down syndrome.

- A free and handy QR Scanner.

- Learn how to become a teacher, therapist, advocate and all-around super-hero parent.

Don’t just survive – thrive! Become a Thrivalist and join the UPside of Down Tribe.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings



Great resource for parents of a child with Down syndrome - trusted advice from a physician who is also a mom! Everything a parent needs can be accessed from one place (this app)- website for information, blog for tips, social media for fun UPdates, humor and interacting with other families, and store for personal consults, cool awareness products, and therapy/educational tools. This is the first resource of this type I have found, and I recommend it to all my families who have a child with Down syndrome. I check it frequently, too- I'll admit I have learned more about Down syndrome! Never again will I say "Downs kid!" Thanks Dr. Julia!



So glad I found this app before we even left the hospital with our new baby who has Down syndrome. I feel so much better about the diagnosis- it isn't the negative and scary thing I imagined. Now I can just focus on my new baby and not some label. It's a good feeling to know I have a place with accurate and positive information. I really like that I can access Dr Julia's blog and Facebook posts from here, share pictures of our baby, and get some of the things our baby needs for therapy. Check it out- its packed with info!

Just what needs to be out there!


I really love this app! My daughter is 15 months and has DS. I cannot wait to take her to the gym, or running, or share with her the lifestyle of fitness I love! I praise her when I see her doing down or up dog! :)

Do you think you could have a segment that shares other great apps for education or development? I downloaded a free app for fine motor, it's popping bubble wrap! She quickly get bored, keeps looking behind my ipad but I know there may be better ones out there.

Thanks for this app! I love the pics too!


Fewer Pixels Inc.
10.4 MB
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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