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GiGi's Step to Accept Challenge!

TOGETHER we will be making history as 60 GiGi’s Playhouse locations and startups unite on June 6th to take 7 million Steps to Accept across America. With your help, we can reach our goal of 50 million steps for Global Acceptance and Step to Accept across the world!

Every step matters because every life matters.

Because of COVID19, we had to suspend 4,400 hours a week of FREE therapeutic and educational programs to our families. Our families and playhouses were devastated, but GiGi’s bounced back.

Join us for over 28+ live programs each week or with our 200+ on-demand programing.

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Lock Laces® and GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers have partnered to showcase the many different kinds of warriors there are in this world.

Down Syndrome Awareness & Acceptance!

Did you know GiGi’s At Home offers FREE LIVE & On Demand (ready when you are) virtual programs for individuals with Down syndrome of all ages? Music, dance, GiGiFIT, cooking and more, yes-learning continues! Liv joined GiGi’s Kitchen with friends and learned how to create this special coffee, now part of her daily #quarantineroutine! Check our local and national calendars for programming today! What’s your #quarantineroutine https://gigisplayhouse.org/gigisathome.
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#gigisplayhouse #annapolis #skills #virtualprogramming #gigisathome #downsyndrome
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Words can not explain the love felt throughout the gala last night. To see the faces of so many of my friends, especially the ones who traveled in from out of state, supporting such a wonderful cause was indescribable. Our sponsors, celebrity guests, and committee most definitely outdid themselves. I am proud to say we have once again set a new record for the funds raised. I would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. Together truly anything is possible. ...

GiGi’s annual dash for Down syndrome! #gigisplayhouse #theluckyfew #donutrun #educate #inspire #believe #desmoines ...

We always knew GiGi’s peer volunteers were Superheroes - Generation G! TeenTastic was awesome yesterday! 🦸‍♂️Thank you to all GiGi’s amazing volunteers who continuing supporting LIVE programming so friends can stay connected, gain skills, have a routine, laugh, and stay healthy. Did you know that more than 6,000 participants across the country have engaged in GiGi’s At Home LIVE programs in the past month? Free programs for all ages. GiGi’s is here for YOU.
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@kobebryant was not only an exceptional husband, father, and athlete, he was also so thoughtful and encouraging to our @specialolympicsillinois athletes.
This photo was taken in 2008 at the @specialolympicsillinois ceremony in Chicago with Marc who is a talented gymnast and is an intern at @hugs_and_mugs_cafe
Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. The world has lost a great man.
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Nora participated in gigisplayhouse GiGi’s At Home LMNOP today! Clearly she loved it! #gigisathome #bestofall #generationg ...

Good morning! Don’t miss this mornings local LMNOP program! We will be gathering virtually at 10am EDT for songs, stories, signs and of course bubbles! .
Please RSVP #linkinbio👆 to get your secure login information. Heather will be on early to help get everyone set up! ❤️ we can not wait to see our friends! .
#gigisathome #gigisplayhouse #syracuse #downsyndromerocks #downsyndrome #virtualreality
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GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis couldn’t be more proud of our Fantastic Friend Robert Wallop!
“Congratulations! You are one step closer to becoming America’s favorite dancer! It’s official. Robert, son of Doug and Ann Wallop, has been selected to dance in front of the So You Think You Can Dance judges in LA on March 20, the day after Robert defends his two time World Special Olympics Dance Challenge medal in Abu Dhabi. Wish Robert luck!” Go Robert! 🏆 Please share!!! #gigisplayhouseannapolis #gigisplayhouse #dance #LA #soyouthinkyoucandance #bestofall #goldenticket #sytycd #paulaabdul #goals #upsideofdownsyndrome #downsyndrome #dsawareness #puregold #dreambig #robertwallop
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Smiles!!! 😁 Join Ms Michelle, PT, from GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis in a fun purposeful lesson, The Tiny Seed on 5/27, 1pm eastern! The lesson & materials to have on hand can be found on the On Demand page under Early Learners Leaps & Bounds.

Leaps & Bounds program promotes social, emotional, large & small muscle group development. Children (3-5) will participate in fun and engaging activities that require movement and interaction with their environment. RSVP https://gigisplayhouse.org/gigisathome/event/leaps-bounds-3-5-yr-olds-live-12pmcdt-2/.
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Such an amazing evening with the best of friends supporting an amazing cause #gigisplayhouse ...

Leaps & Bounds (3-5) was full of purpose today! Gross motor, fine motor, early literacy, language development and more. Frolicking Frogs was hoppin’ fun! 🐸🐸
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Had the honor of working with GiGi Gianni from GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. What a wonderful time with this beautiful young lady! ❤️ #gigisplayhouse #gigigianni #eldadelarosacouture #ootd #outfitinspiration #instafashion #instastyle #fashionista #glam #fashionstyle #style #oakstreet #chicago #goldcoast #entrepreneur #womeninbusiness #womensupportingwomen #blessings #thankful gigisplayhousechicago _gigigianni_ nancy.gianni ...

Have you heard about GiGi’s Kitchen? It’s one of the programs we offer that emphasizes the importance of health and wellness through nutrition education, kitchen safety, food preparation, social activities and a shared meal/snack.

This cutie is already picking up groceries for the next session on May 29! 🥄🍎🥦🥗🧃🍴 Visit the GiGi’s At Home programming calendar to sign up and get cooking! Links in bio.

#gigisathome #healthyeating #downsyndromecutie #gigiskitchen #grocerylist #kitchensafety #foodprep #nutrition #wellness #eathealthybehappy #eathealthy #gigisplayhouse
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My brother is a rock star. I’ll always be proud to be his brother. I can’t even imagine who I’d be today without this little guy in my life to constantly remind me what life is about and to live in the present moment. And when it comes to loving people without any agenda or hidden motives (except when he wants his much coveted trifecta: a hamburger, French fries, and a chocolate shake) I can truly say I look up to my little brother more than anyone else. Thank you God for Sam! It’s amazing how I can be halfway across the globe and miss him! #upsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit #gigisplayhouse #downrightwonderful #specialolympics #specialneeds #thebest #brother #holyland ...

Look at the pride on this teen’s face! Yup, she made this meal in the GiGi’s Kitchen Teens LIVE program! Skills for life. Jump on GiGi’s At Home. RSVP: https://gigisplayhouse.org/annapolis/calendar.
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💗 O N E 💗 My darling daughter is ONE today! She has brought more joy to this family in one year than we ever thought possible... she pushed our hearts to limits that I thought only existed in fairy tales... she has shown us the true meaning of unconditional love and adoration! It pains me to think of life without her and all of the joy we would have missed out on! Happiest Birthday to my angel on earth 🙏🏻💗🥰 #clarahoey ...

This girl itsmemsjamiebrewer was honored tonight at the nycgigisplayhouse #ihaveavoicegala! Not only is she incredibly talented, but she is such an inspirational, joyful & beautiful person inside and out! We need more people like you in the world Jamie! #morealikethandifferent #theluckyfew #gigisplayhouse ...

Tag your photos with #steptoaccept & #GiGisPlayhouse on social media

Current Happenings

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GiGi sings the National
Anthem at the Cubs Game!

GiGi Gianni Wows the Crowd at Wrigley Field

Learn More here

Thank You
Chicago Bears

Thank you #ChicagoBears for choosing us to be a part of the celebration of your 100th season!

The Chicago Bears recognized and supported non-profit organizations that matter most to their fans and are making a positive impact around Chicagoland and Illinois. GiGi's Playhouse is proud to be chosen for a $100,000 grant that will change lives in the Chicagoland community!

See the heartfelt thank you video here!

The Peanut Butter Falcon
Interview

Nancy & GiGi were in Miami last week for the screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon and chat with writers, directors, and lead actor of this powerful movie that is setting the bar for future films.  Just like Nancy made a promise to GiGi to change the way the world saw DS these guys made a promise to Zack that they would get him on the big screen and now YOU can see their promise come to fruition on August 23rd at theatres near you! Watch how they made their promise come true against all odds!

 

Check out the fantastic interview here

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