About GiGi's Atlanta
GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization funded solely by donations, dedicated to providing free therapeutic programming, resources, and support to families of individuals with T21/ Trisomy 21/Down syndrome. Programs at GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta address the developmental needs of children with T21/Down syndrome, including the areas of gross motor, fine motor, intellectual, social, and communication development. The earlier aggressive therapeutic interventions take place in these areas, the greater the possibility that GiGi’s participants will achieve a more independent life.
GiGi’s addresses these needs by offering, for free, a literacy tutoring program, a math tutoring program, physical-, occupational-, and speech-based therapeutic classes, family support, social events and a vast referrals network.
The T21/Down syndrome population share common obstacles: sleep apnea, hypotonia (low muscle tone), weak oral skills, low sensory awareness, and nutritional deficits. If tackled early, these challenges can be managed and overcome. Early intervention works. Programs at GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta are styled as therapeutic play to develop speech and language, social skills, and fine and gross motor skills.
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Our Mission and Purpose:
To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.
To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.
We change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.
A lifetime commitment to families.
With over 50+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, we provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages.
Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed!
Through free programs and through our Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, we EMPOWER families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To ensure lasting acceptance, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.