Share the LiveUp Love this Valentine’s Day!

Today’s post comes from Sarah, who will be co-directing LiveUp DC!  Can you believe that it’s Valentine’s Day already? Summer is just around the corner! In the meantime, here are 10 Ways you can show your LiveUp Love: Wear your LiveUp Shirt: Even though people usually wear pinks and reds on Valentine’s Day, pull out your favorite […]

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Keep Cool this Summer!

Hi everyone!  My name is Nadia and I am the photographer for LiveUp NYC!  As summer continues to heat up, I’ve been trying to find ways to stay cool. Last year, I went to LiveUp Boston, and we made delicious Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas. And I know the LiveUp Philly director Kerri loves making smoothies…and is famous […]

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LiveUp is ready for Philly! 

This post is written by Rachael Durkin, director at LiveUp Philly this Memorial Day Weekend! The directors are wrapping up the last minute details as we approach LiveUp Philly in a few short weeks. I always know LiveUp season is upon us when I get texts from participants about the dinner dance requesting their favorite songs to […]

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LiveUp goes to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress!

Hey LiveUp Family! David here, a co-director for LiveUp Boston! I hope everyone has been getting outside and enjoying this awesome, warm weather we are having! I for one love to be outside with my friends and puppy and can’t wait for summer to finally be here! Besides being super excited for LiveUp Boston, we have […]

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LiveUp goes to Camp Ramapo!

Today’s post comes from Jamie, LiveUp NYC director! Last weekend, LiveUp had the opportunity to join the JCC Manhattan Connections program on their winter retreat at Camp Ramapo in Rhinebeck, New York. Connections is a social and recreational community of individuals in their 20s with intellectual, development, and/or physical disabilities. Four participants from LiveUp joined […]

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3-2-1 it’s World Down Syndrome Day!

What is World Down Syndrome Day?   Down syndrome is a result of 3 copies of the 21st chromosome, so on 3-21 we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.  There are activities that go on in the Down Syndrome community from wearing 3 pairs of socks to various social media campaigns to raise awareness.  For more information […]

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LiveUp’s Got Talent – Spotlight on Daniel Chaplin

Today’s post is written by Sarah Cotter, who has volunteered at LiveUp Programs in Philly and DC and can’t wait to be a director of the DC program this summer! Participant Spotlight: Daniel Chaplin One of my favorite things about LiveUp is getting to meet so many different people and learn about all of their special talents. LiveUp […]

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Volunteer while you’re young!

Today’s post comes from Kerri, Director at LiveUp Philly!  “Giving my time back to a cause as grand as what LiveUp aspires to accomplish was an unbelievable experience. I’ve found myself talking to a lot of friends and coworkers ever since I returned to NYC, and each time I’ve explained the weekend I found myself […]

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Meet Brad & Edwin!

Let’s meet Brad Simon, LiveUp DC Director: LiveUp was one of my first true experiences with the Down syndrome community. Until that point my only interactions were as a fellow camper at day camp or in the gym of the JCC. I never had a good opportunity to learn something more about the people that sat […]

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Striving for Independence with Mickey Betts

  Mickey Betts has attended LiveUp Programs in Philly and DC. Benny Kaufman, has volunteered at LiveUp Programs in Philly, DC, and San Diego and is a director of the New York Program. By Benny Kaufman Mickey and I have been attending programs together since we were teenagers. Mickey was my first friend with Down […]

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