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May 2021 Newsletter

To our GiGi's Playhouse Family,   With multiple cases of our kids being abused, disrespected and attacked last week, it made me reflect back on why we started GiGi’s, and ask "are we making a difference?"   That is when I realized we have spent 17 years providing free programming...

March 2021 Newsletter

GiGi’s Playhouse is launching the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge as part of our World Down Syndrome Day celebration! Beginning 3/21, we’re calling on people worldwide to MOVE for acceptance. Join one million of our closest friends as we work together to make the world a more accepting place for individuals of all abilities! When...
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Sustainability against all odds

Whenever I read that quote, I get a flutter of excitement in my stomach and a sick feeling at that same time! Absence of fear?? It was the fear of watching 17 years of groundbreaking work crumble that propelled me to action throughout 2020 and catapulted us into 2021! When...
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Navigating the Challenges of Virtual Learning

Every parent with a child in school understands the obstacles related to virtual learning - whether that child is in participating in school from home part of the week or full-time. After nearly a year of virtual schooling for some students, there are many questions about how to best address...
A Friend Like Anian: A Black child with Down syndrome

A Black Mother’s Journey with a Son with Down Syndrome

A Black Mother's Journey with a Son with Down Syndrome   Meet Meeka Caldwell and her son, Anian. Meeka is a wife, mother, author, and dedicated advocate in the Down syndrome community. Anian is a curious 6 year old who loves people and loves to help others. He is a...
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5 Back to School Tips Amid COVID-19 Spread

5 Back to School Tips Amid COVID-19 Spread Going back to school amid the COVID-19 spread is on the top of all our minds. For many families—whether children are heading to pre-K or high school—stress levels are high, and parents are struggling with the decision of what is best for their individual situation. No matter your...