GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources, therapeutic classes, specialized teaching and support to families of T21 (Trisomy 21/Down syndrome). Everything at GiGi’s Playhouse is FREE: occupational and physical therapy, tutoring and family support.
The T21 population share common obstacles: sleep apnea, hypotonia (low muscle tone), weak mouth skills, low sensory awareness, nutritional deficits. If tackled early, these challenges can be managed and overcome. Early intervention works. Classes at GiGi’s Playhouse are styled for therapeutic play to develop speech and language, social development, fine and gross motor skills.
Our literacy program builds a foundation from the beginning in four main areas: articulation, sight word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension. Tutoring is conducted one-on-one over 12 weeks with a 94% graduation rate to the next literacy level.
T21 is a diagnosis of hope and one that with a little early intervention, a normal and independent life is possible.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 3:00 – 10:00 PM
Charles Allen Drive NE & 9th Street NE, Atlanta
TO SIGN-UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR ANY OF OUR CLASSES, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
Note: If you have trouble accessing the site or prefer not to enter your email address – please email volunteerATL@gigisplayhouse.org and I can sign you up manually.
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Thanks to hard work from Atlanta Parents, and support from generous local people and businesses, we are making rapid progress.
Approximately 100 families will benefit from our first center. We need your help to keep GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta open!
Regular monthly donations make a huge difference, and have kept the other 11 GiGi’s Playhouses alive for the past nine years.
- A monthly gift of $10, or one off gift of $100, will pay for one family to use the playhouse for one month
- A monthly gift of $25, or one off annual gift of $300, will cover the cost of one family benefitting from GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta for 3 months
- A monthly gift of $50, or one off annual gift of $600, would pay for 1 family for 6 months
- A monthly gift of $100 or one off annual gift of $1200 will pay the costs of supporting one family’s access to GiGi’s for a whole year.
Monthly support gives us an income we can rely on. If many people can give a little the future of GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta, and the vital services it offers, will be assured
GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta!
549-1 Amsterdam Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
Interested in volunteering, getting more information, or sponsorships? Email Atlanta@gigisplayhouse.org. Families and Volunteers, please email volunteerATL@gigisplayhouse.org if you would like to sign up to for any of the classes.