We have been planning to bring drumming to our Playhouse for some time but were not having any luck finding drums and a leader. One day we spotted a video on Facebook of Raymond, our Playhouse participant, drumming in a Washington, D.C. street concert and saw his amazing talent! Now we knew exactly who could…

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Every parent has probably observed a child losing touch with friends as different sports interests, clubs, activities or going to a different school take people in different directions.  As children grow up, most make new friends in those new activities.  Sometimes, however, it is not that easy.  A “lost” friend is one who may not…

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What a wonderful afternoon of children “Singing Together”. The All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis (ACCA), a non-profit organization, consisting of children in second to seventh grade from the greater-Annapolis area, reached out to GiGi’s Playhouse to share an afternoon activity of songs together, culminating in a “Winter Mini-Tour” performance for their families. Led by ACCA’s Managing…

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By Doni Dondero Raymond Tetschner had always been fully included in public school in Arizona, so when the family started looking at middle school, full inclusion was their goal.  But this time, there was an additional challenge–they wanted that education in a Catholic school.  As the family approached Raymond’s 6th grade year, they talked with…

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