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Why Do Media Portrayals of Kids with Down Syndrome Matter So Much to Us?

I was so torn over the controversy about the Today Show segments with Shawn Johnson and Andrew East.  First of all, congratulations to Shawn and Andrew! Every new parent should be congratulated, and every child should be celebrated. The anticipation of a new baby is one of the best possible gifts...
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GiGi’s Playhouse Attends National Down Syndrome Congress in Pittsburgh

We are incredibly thankful and proud to have been a part of NDSC 2019 in Pittsburg. GiGi's Playhouse is a strong voice in the greater Down syndrome community -- our count shows that 43 of GiGi's 55 locations attended! Nancy Gianni, our Chief Belief Officer presented at the Conference on how...
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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...
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The Gift of Down Syndrome

Today we welcome back long time GiGi's Playhouse friend and advocate, Richard Riley.  Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy some encouragement.   Dear Friends in the greater Down syndrome community, You’re probably already thinking that this guy is completely nuts.  How can Down syndrome be a gift? ...
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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...
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Like a Boss!

After a whirlwind weekend at the Grand Opening of our 43 GiGi’s location in Charlotte North Carolina, GiGi still managed to unpack and get herself ready for school. As she was leaving for school, she said: “Can I go to the board meeting tonight after my work out?” The girl...