Monday, May 3, 2021
7:00 to 8:00 PM
Local author Lisa Palermo Matto put the pandemic year to great use by compiling just some of her family’s most tender, humorous, and at times nerve-wracking stories of life with their daughter Marlee. Born with Down Syndrome, Marlee demonstrated from an early age that she was not to be confined, defined, or limited by the presence of an extra chromosome. From her adventurous childhood to her acceptance into Syracuse University’s InclusiveU program, Marlee’s story shows readers how one family and its community have been brought closer by the life of this amazing young woman. Join us to learn more about the Matto family’s experiences, what it was like writing such a personal story, and how important community and social networks are to people living with Down Syndrome and to their families.
The Up Side of Downs is available for borrowing at Maxwell and is for sale on Amazon.com.
The program is free, but registration is required. You’ll need a computer, tablet, or smartphone to attend this virtual event. Register here (through Zoom) to receive the meeting link.