LiveUp San Diego 2016: Lives Changed!

This post comes from Derrick, one of the amazing directors at LiveUp SD! Trying to transfer to you the warmth in our hearts, or even a tenth of the ways our lives were changed would be a triumph that mere words on a page simply can’t produce.  Therefore, allow me to share just a few of […]

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See the good in the world

This post is written by Phil Johnson, LiveUp Philly volunteer!  2016 has provided us a laundry list of things to be sad about. That said, I find my resolve in the fundamental good nature of the world unshaken. It’s very difficult to be a part of something like LiveUp and not leave with an inherent understanding […]

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Meet Emily and Lisa!

This post is written by Emily Simino, LiveUp San Diego Director! LiveUp is a place where strangers turn into friends and friends turn into family. It’s an experience unlike any other and one that has brought me some of the most amazing friends I could ever hope to have! One of those people, is my good friend […]

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LiveUp Philly 2016: The Recap

Is LiveUp Philly 2016 already over?  We can’t believe that the weekend flew by so quickly. Here are some highlights:   Water Park Fun: On Saturday morning our group beat the heat and headed to Sahara Sam’s for the ultimate water park experience.  The crowd favorites were the family tube slide and the wave pool.   […]

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Countdown to LiveUp Philly 2016!

This post is written by Todd Pontius, director at LiveUp Philly this Memorial Day Weekend! Salutations LiveUp Family! Can you believe that LiveUp Season is right around the corner??  In only a few days, we’ll be reuniting with old friends, forging new relationships, and Living it Up (pun intended) in “the Birthplace of America!”  That’s right, 2016’s programs of […]

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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 in the Kitchen!

Hi everyone! My name is Allie and I am one of the directors for LiveUp NYC! We all know how important it is to do our best to be healthy. I like to live a healthy lifestyle by staying active and eating nutritious wholesome meals! I find it easiest to eat healthy when I am […]

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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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