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Independent Living Retreat

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Ages: 18 & up
Dates: Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5
Location: Mount Saint Joseph University
Cost: $150 *participants can use the DSAGC's Community Participation Fund to cover half the cost.

*Due to the popularity of this program, registration will be a lottery draw. Registration closes April 1, and participants will be notified on their registration status shortly after. If you do not get into ILR this year, your registration fee will be refunded in full.

"Independence" means different things for everyone. For some, it means living on their own...for others, it means reaching an individual goal (developing social connections, learning new skills, etc.). The Independent Living Retreat (ILR) is a weekend-long experience for adults with Down syndrome looking to gain their own version of independence. The retreat provides opportunities for community service, learning new skills, making friendships and overall growth. There is a strong emphasis on developing and working through individual goals.

Retreat attendees will spend the weekend in an apartment-style dorm located on Xavier University's campus. Attendees will share a living space with 4-6 roommates, including volunteers. The ILR team carefully reviews the history of each attendee and makes accommodations to provide a safe and comfortable setting for everyone.

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