Living well at LiveUp Programs!

Congrats to LiveUp DC mentor Steph, who ran a half marathon this past weekend! At LiveUp programs, we’re all about taking care of yourselves: eat healthy, practice good hygiene (we had a Dental Hygiene Extravaganza!), and exercising. Steph wanted to share her experiences, so take it away… This weekend, I ran my first half marathon. I […]

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A participant’s mom shares her LiveUp experience!

We were lucky enough to have Philip spend Labor Day Weekend with us at in DC. Now, his mom Ginny shares her LiveUp experience: Our son, Phillip, does not speak.  He had a small vocabulary of words until about age 3, when he Just. Stopped. Talking. We later learned that autism often presents at age […]

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Back to the Real World!

Good Morning! Hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend – I KNOW the LiveUp family did! We couldn’t have done it without the hard work of the staff. We’re 100% volunteers! Staff gave up their long weekend, traveled across the country, and took time off work to be here, so we want to say […]

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LiveUp DC! Day 2

We had an action-packed day here at LiveUp DC! We started the morning off with morning wellness, which included lunges, push-ups, stretches, and (of, course!) dance parties! We went to Red Wiggler Community Farm, where we learned about growing vegetables and picked tomatoes to donate to a local food bank. We spent some time bowling […]

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LiveUp DC! Day 1

LiveUp DC is off to an AMAZING start! Yesterday, we had an awesome time getting to know each other with some icebreakers, had a Dental Hygiene Extravaganza, and then a cooking class! We made hummus, pudding, breakfast for this morning (yogurt parfaits!) and sandwiches for our lunch! Check out a video of the cooking action! […]

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A Moment for Fashion, with Participant Brittany!

You can probably tell by our past blog posts that one of the many things we all look forward to at LiveUp is the dinner/dance! We dress up and everyone has a great time! But what to wear? Let’s turn to our resident fashion expert Brittany, who is joining us this weekend! Brittany has some […]

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T-10 Days to LiveUp D.C!

We are just days away from LiveUp DC…and we are PUMPED! LiveUp founder (and former DC program director) Brian shares his excitement for this Labor Day Weekend. It’s hard to believe that LiveUp DC is approaching in T-10 days! I cannot express how excited Jenna, Dan, Jamie, Rich, and I are to be hosting our […]

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Why do we love LiveUp?

Laura has been a member of the LiveUp family since the very start! We’re so excited for LiveUp DC…and we know Laura is too! We asked her to share her story: When asked why I’m looking forward to LiveUp, tons of thoughts come rushing into my head: seeing old friends, making new ones, spending time […]

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Meet LiveUp San Diego participant: Ashley!

As you may have noticed, we had an amazing time in San Diego earlier this summer…it’s been nearly 2 months and it’s still on our minds! As we’re counting down to LiveUp DC, let’s hear from Ashley, a participant at LiveUp San Diego! Take it away, Ashley… I am Ashley High and I went to […]

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LiveUp has a “mile high” of fun at the NDSC in Denver

This past weekend, members of the LiveUp community traveled to Denver, Colorado for the National Down Syndrome Congress’ annual convention.  We learned a lot, made new friends, and  saw familiar faces. The NDSC is always a highlight of our year.  It’s one of the best opportunities to reflect on what our LiveUp community has accomplished […]

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