Nancy Gianni, founder of GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, officially named a 2016 CNN Hero! Learn more here!

GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY worldwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers; changing lives through free, results-driven programs for individuals of all ages, their families and communities.

In helping individuals with Down syndrome achieve their Best of All, we also advance our larger vision of global acceptance for people of all abilities.

educate. inspire. believe.

Serving children and adults of all ages, each Playhouse provides educational and therapeutic programs at no charge to families; and in a format that individuals with Down syndrome learn best. All programs aim to maximize self-confidence and empower individuals to achieve their greatest potential. GiGi’s Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.


GiGi University

GiGi U is an innovative & progressive educational program that focuses on the whole person.

Hugs + Mugs

A live retail store that provides our GiGi U graduates an internship, in partnership with the community, prepares them for meaningful employment.

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