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 the ultrasounds and DS (Down…

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GiGi’s Playhouse network of 60 locations and startups were hit hard with the cancellation of over 50 GiGi’s events due to COVID-19. So, in typical GiGi’s style, we are going to come back with the biggest and best acceptance event ever! Introducing GiGi’s Virtual Step to Accept Across America hosted by 60 GiGi’s Playhouses across…

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Your Child CAN learn MATH! FUN activities you can do with your child to support early math learning: 1.    Play with Shape Sorters! 2. Make simple patterns using something your child loves. Stickers – get two sets and place them in a row “star, circle, star, circle, star, circle……” M&M’s – place them in a row…

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Have you seen this AMAZING story about Amy Bockersette from our GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix location?!? We are SO excited to announce that Amy will be the GiGi’s “Beat the Pro” for the GiGi’s National Golf Outing at Wynstone Golf Club on August 26, 2019!  Greg Woodland is her new BFF and is invited to help…

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“We had such a great time yesterday! It was amazing to see everyone come out to support us. Nancy and GiGi had a wonderful time and we were honored to have them there. “ GiGi also managed to fit in an impromptu workout on the beach in San Diego! Thank you Rachel Olson for letting…

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LMNOP – “Language, Music N Our Peeps” is the BEST attended therapeutic program across the Playhouse network. Currently offered at 25 locations, GIGI’S PLAYHOUSE DELIVERED PROGRAMMING TO 4,500 LMNOP PARTICIPANTS IN 2016! Interactive and engaging, LMNOP helps children age newborn to 36 months old learn basic sign language and other forms of communication using music…

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Who looks forward to a doctor’s appointment? Marilee, our grandson Louis and I cautiously crossed over 2nd Avenue in Manhattan during rush hour. I was preoccupied with the total confusion. Not so Louis. He was excited about his upcoming birthday, spouting a long list of details. As if that weren’t thrilling enough, today he was…

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October 1 begins Down syndrome “Awareness” Month but awareness is not nearly enough. Awareness is simply acknowledging an existence, a challenge, etc. Human beings are so more than an existence or a challenge. Acceptance is an ACTION and a commitment to extend consistent value, approval, and empowerment. I’m very fortunate to work at GiGi’s Playhouse Down…

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A few weeks ago Marilee and I took the grandkids on our annual summer outing to Lake Quassy Amusement Park in the upper Connecticut countryside. The kids did the rides first: the Wooden Warrior roller coaster, the carousel, the miniature train, etc. Then our picnic lunch of sandwiches, applesauce, chips. At last we headed to…

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