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Why is this a big deal?

GiGi will be singing the National Anthem at the Chicago Cubs game on June 25th! Just take a moment to think about that! She will be giving hope to so many people who have watched their loved ones struggle to say just one word let alone sing the entire National Anthem! So GiGi’s Playhouse will…

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Why Do We Walk, Run & Dash?

GiGi’s Playhouse is thrilled to host the 2019 Chicagoland 5k run, 1-mile walk and Dash for Down syndrome on Sunday, June 9, 2019. We are so excited about the new location, the Arlington International Racecourse. This family event is one you don’t want to miss! Pony rides, petting zoo,  bounce houses, admission to the park…

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Determination, Hard Work & Achievement | GiGi Prep

We love this blog post originally shared by an amazing volunteer from GiGi’s Playhouse Sugarland.  The sweet deal with being a volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse not only means you are helping to support achievement and success in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, you yourself to learn and grow in ways you may not…

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The GiGi’s Impact | A Chance to Shine

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One of our very favorite things at the National Playhouse is to learn about all of the lives being impacted by the GiGi’s mission. Everyday their ar3 35 (and growing) locations with an army of volunteers, participants, friends and families living out all that makes the GiGi’s family so amazing. Today we want to share…

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Fighting the Good Fight | A Note from Nancy

  Success does not happen overnight, we make it happen. Yesterday GiGi began High School. I am excited, petrified and proud. As I look at her schedule today; Biology, Global Studies, TV production, Math concepts and Expanded Literacy, I know she can do this. We are prepared today but this is not how we started.…

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321 Days of Acceptance | Love is Stronger than Death

321 Days of Acceptance | Amina Grace Today we have a very special little lady to introduce you to, Amina Grace.  Amina’s mom is going to share with us today the impact and legacy this hardworking, smart and inspiring young lady had on all who knew her. I would like to share with you the reason…

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Marriage & Down syndrome | 321 Days of Acceptance

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  Yes you read that right Down syndrome and marriage. MYTH: Adults with Down syndrome are unable to form close interpersonal relationships leading to marriage. TRUTH: People with Down syndrome socialize and have meaningful friendships. Some choose to date, maintain ongoing relationships and marry.   Today we are thrilled to welcome Playhouse friend Paul Daugherty…

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LMNOP: Laugh, Love, Learn

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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