Countdown to LiveUp DC!

Today’s LiveUpDate comes from Brad Simon, one of the DC Program directors! As I look back on my five years as a mentor with LiveUp Programs, one single word continues to repeat itself …. community. Yes, LiveUp is certainly a community which supports individuals with Down syndrome, but the idea of community means so much […]

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Get Ready for LiveUp DC!

This post comes from Emily, one of the LiveUp DC directors! *Sneak Peek*- Brad, Sarah, and I have been gearing up for LiveUp DC 2016. We can’t believe that Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and we can finally see all of our plans become a dream come true. We have planned some exciting […]

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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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Laura shares her LiveUp experience

Laura, one of our rock star volunteers, shared this post she wrote for Towsen University’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science nOTes Friends & Family Alumni Newsletter.    LiveUp, a long weekend program for adults with Down syndrome, is dedicated to helping participants across four core focus areas: life skill and social skill development, healthy […]

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What did YOU do last weekend?

How did you spend Labor Day weekend? At LiveUp DC, we… Rumbled and made music with Beatwell using hand drums, shakers and boomwhackers. Cheered for the Orioles at Camden Yards Cooked some healthy fo0d: Greek yogurt ranch dip, no bake granola bars, apple sandwiches and strawberry banana smoothies Rocked out with some karaoke Explored Federal Hill […]

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Wise words from Dan Chaplin!

Happy Monday! Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, which means only 5 more days until LiveUp DC!! Today, we’re honored to share this WONDERFUL video by one of our LiveUp participants: Dan Chaplin. Check out the link below to hear Dan chat about his awesome life and prenatal testing: Young man with Down […]

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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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