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Life Skill Practice

I walked with Tim to McDonald’s on the first day of GiGi Prep (he forgot his lunch.)  He walked up to the cash register and proudly said, “I would like a number 2 with a tea.”  The employee told him it would cost $8.20 so Tim took the money out of his wallet and placed…

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Tim and His GiGi Prep Success

  Tim at home is always goofy, care free and likes to dance. Having Tim complete GiGi Prep allowed him to open up and become more confident which rarely we see in public. The Tim you see today is the new Tim, making GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park HIS Playhouse! -Nancy, Tim’s Mom

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Why Volunteer at GiGi’s?

  For me, GiGi’s has been the best thing I didn’t even know I needed. I started volunteering at GiGi’s 5 years ago. From the first time I stepped foot in the door, I was completely in love. In the beginning, I stuck close to my babies at 2 and Under, and this program is…

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Cooking Club with Friends

Cooking Club is a great get-together for providing social skills among friends, learning about different cookware and how to use the appropriate utensils. Our participants build teamwork as they prep, cut-up and prepare easy meals, all while trying out different foods. The volunteers who run the program are beyond amazing. -Donna, Bridget’s Mom

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Abby and Her GiGi Prep Success

With the first GiGi Prep ending, I began to reflect on all of the changes I have seen in Abby. Prior to beginning GiGi Prep she would clean up after a meal, but if I offered to do it she would gladly accept. Now, she actually gets upset with me if I don’t allow her…

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Ryan and His GiGi Prep Success

Our son Ryan is enrolled in the new GiGi Prep. One night as we were eating, out of the blue Ryan pointed out which foods were protein, vegetables, etc! My husband and I were so impressed that we were kicking each other under the table. Our family is grateful for all that GiGi’s does and…

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THANK YOU to our 2019 Gala Sponsors!!!

It takes a village…and ours is AMAZING!!!!! Thank you to our INCREDIBLE 2019 Gala sponsors!!!!! Gold -DuMais Pediatrics -Nicor -Ozinga -Palos Pediatric Dentistry/Friends of Annie Facko -Performance Management & Realty -Port Ministries Silver -LMCC / Labor Management Cooperation Committee Bronze -Apollo Development and Investment -Tom Olofsson Friends & Family -Anonymous -Anonymous -Clifford Family -Countryside Bank…

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Ideas to Support Our World Down Syndrome Day Carnival On 3/21/19

This Thursday we are celebrating World Down Syndrome Day! What better way to celebrate than to donate to our PLAYHOUSE! Here is a list of current needs: -water bottles preferably the small 8oz ones -snacks are always good (whatever your children like our participants will like) – 100% real juice boxes (variety would be perfect)…

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Thank you to our 2019 Gala sponsors!!!!!

It takes a village…and ours is AMAZING!!!!! Thank you to our ever-growing list of 2019 Gala sponsors!!!!! If you would like to become a sponsor this year…there is still room for YOU!!! More information is available at this link: https://gigisplayhouse.org/TinleyPark/gala/ Gold -Performance Management & Realty -Nicor -Palos Pediatric Dentistry / Friends of Annie Facko -DuMais…

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THANK YOU 100+ Women Who Care of Will County

Just look at this word wall…this GORGEOUS wallcovering has been our our wish list since we began planning our new Playhouse space. Due to build out costs, this inspirational word wallpaper was put on hold. Enter 100+Women Who Care of Will County and Playhouse Mom, Joni Crosetto, who nominated our Playhouse to receive their incredibly…

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