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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...
5 Back to School Tips Amid COVID-19 Spread

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...
Maevis’s Down Syndrome diagnosis

Maevis’s Down Syndrome diagnosis

By Rose Busque It’s been about a year since we got confirmation on Maevis’s Down Syndrome diagnosis. It has me reflecting a lot. Let’s start from the beginning. We opted to not have the prenatal genetics test. We figured that if anything bad was happening we would see it in...
Spanish GiGi's At Home Programming

NEW! Spanish Programs for GiGi’s At Home

Spanish Programs now available for GiGi's At Home! At GiGi’s Playhouse, we see potential, ability, and possibility. So, when COVID-19 hit, strategies were sought and adjustments were quickly made to continue serving our participants virtually. We are happy to share that we recently launched GiGi's At Home on demand programming...
Child smiling at camera

5 Ways to Nurture Learning in Children with Down syndrome

Check out these 5 ways to nurture a love of learning in children with Down syndrome. SPARK CURIOSITY Ask an open-ended question... then WAIT! Sometimes children with Down syndrome just need a little extra processing time. Interruptions or too many questions can be overwhelming. When you give them time to answer...
Child with Down syndrome swimming

Down Syndrome in a COVID-19 World

Don’t high-five, don’t shake hands, don’t touch anything. Don’t travel, don’t leave the house unless you have to, and definitely don’t hug. We have all been bombarded with a list of do’s and don’ts during the COVID-19 pandemic. So it’s fairly common knowledge what we should and shouldn’t be doing...