Who is eligible?.
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Families are selected to participate through a simple application process, and are
nominated by medical professionals, teachers, therapists, social workers, family
members or others in the community. In order to be eligible, they must have a
child under the age of seven that has been diagnosed with a physical, cognitive or
behavior disability, autism spectrum disorder, a debilitating medical condition, or
a visual, speech or hearing impairment.
What to expect.
The weekend begins on Friday evening and ends late Sunday morning. Each family is
provided with a private room and is expected to stay overnight and participate in
the scheduled weekend activities.
A fun-filled Saturday awaits the kids with carefully-chosen companions assigned on
a one-on-one basis. The kids will enjoy a wide array of activities, tailored to each
age group; animal, puppet and music performances; swimming; bowling and a trip
to Jungle Bungle.
Meanwhile, the adults are treated to a day designed just for them. The program
will provide each adult with opportunities to:
" Get to know other parents and share concerns, joys, stories and ideas for
" Learn about valuable resources that can help support their children and family."
" Break away from their daily routine, relax and have fun!"
Families participate one time in the UWF Weekend but often develop informal
networks that become a source of ongoing support.
Apply to attend the 2017 Up With Families Retreat Weekend February 24-26, 2017.