Raising Izzy

Written by Dan Shelton My family’s journey to GiGi’s playhouse started in 2019 when prenatal testing indicated that there was a high likelihood that our baby had Down syndrome. When my wife Anna and I got the news I did what most people do, I googled it. Bad Idea…. The Google results brought back medical…

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Best of All — Journee

best of all (noun) \best of all\ is continual, measurable, celebrated and it never ends. It is a daily challenge to do a little better than you did the day before and it’s always celebrated. Possible manifestations: standing just one second longer, reading just one more word, learning just one new number, taking just one…

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First Teen Tastic Turned “Swifty” Celebration!

At GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati, moments of joy and growth are always celebrated. Recently, our first-ever Teen Tastic event unexpectedly transformed into an unforgettable Taylor Swift party! The atmosphere was electric as our teens immersed themselves in a range of activities, from crafting friendship bracelets to belting out Swifty hits in karaoke, culminating in an impromptu…

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Volunteers of the Month—Hannah & Julia!

Tell us about yourself! Julia: Currently, I’m a sophomore in high school. My favorite class this year is biology, and outside of school, I like to spend my time drawing, watching animated movies, and hanging out with my friends! Hannah: I’m sophomore at Sycamore High School. I am a Volunteer Assistant for the Kids Club…

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Allie’s Vibrant Artwork Turned Mural

In September of 2023 GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati celebrated a significant milestone—our first birthday! The occasion was marked by the unveiling of a spectacular mural that now adorns the Playhouse, a colorful depiction of the Cincinnati skyline. What makes this mural truly special is that it is an original creation by the incredibly talented local artist,…

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A Little Extra Luck: GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati’s Inaugural Gala

Step into a world of celebration, inspiration, and acceptance as GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati invites you to their inaugural “A Little Extra Luck” Gala. Set to take place on Saturday, March 16th at the Oasis Conference Center, this event promises an unforgettable night dedicated to celebrating the extra luck that comes with an extra chromosome! Join…

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GiGi’s Playhouse on WLWT!

On Tuesday, January 23rd, the vibrant community of GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati took center stage on WLWT News. The news segment featured an insightful interview with Board Vice-President Anna Shelton and participant Grace Ingle, shedding light on the mission of GiGi’s Playhouse and the impactful programs it offers. The duo encouraged individuals with and without a…

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Q & A with team member, Nicole White

Nicole White is a proud parent of four children, one of whom has Down syndrome. Nicole has a degree in molecular biology, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in leadership and change management. She works as a research administrator for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and also consults with Down Syndrome Achieves. In her…

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