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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 they can truly show you…

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Math 2.0 The GiGi’s Playhouse One-on-One Math tutoring program has been around for over 8 years!  We now have 24 locations offering math tutoring with an average of 275 enrollments per session.  That is approximately 1,000 students each year!  We recently had an amazing opportunity to review and renew this program, creating streamlined Purposeful Progressions,…

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      When this picture popped up in my memories on Facebook, earlier this week, I got that same pit in my stomach that I had 6 years ago. Will this work, can we pay for it, did I go too far? Where am I going to get a million dollars to pay for…

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At the recent opening of our 38th GiGi’s Playhouse location in Tampa Florida, I was reminded and touched by the incredible love of siblings multiple times. First, in all of the siblings playing with their sibling with Down syndrome, helping them, laughing, sometimes fighting(have to keep it real) but always caring. Then by a woman…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers empowers families with free therapeutic and educational programs they need for their child to succeed. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a life time commitment to support more than 30,000 families across the United States, in Mexico, and throughout the world.   Recent reporting from “CBS On…

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October, Down Syndrome Acceptance Month,  is done but we do not stop here! It has been wonderful to look out at Playhouse’s across the nation and Mexico share facts, bust myths and inspire their communities on the truth Down syndrome. This quote form a Playhouse family has us all smiling very proud smiles!  “My eyes…

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“Your brother has leukemia.” These are words no parent ever wants to say to their daughter and no words a sister ever wants to hear. Samantha Taus Talbot has lived that nightmare, twice.  Her story about Joshua is here:   “On August 23rd, 2001, my life changed forever when my youngest brother, Joshua Joseph Taus Talbot,…

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We are humbled to share a blog post called “Muscle and Momentum” from Richard Reilly – known as “Poppy” to his grandson Louis – and appreciated as both a generous friend and trusted adviser to GiGi’s Playhouse. Richard’s eloquence and passion are truly incredible, and we are excited to begin sharing monthly blog posts from…

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30 GiGi’s Playhouses from around the country and in Mexico participated in our 6th Annual GiGi’s Board Conference at the Schaumburg Convention Center. It was 3 days of inspiration, education, networking and fun! The conference ended with a banquet where our adult interns with Down syndrome, who run our Hugs + Mugs store, inspired the crowd. At…

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You can Be the Change for Down syndrome. To kick off Down Syndrome Awareness month, we are asking the question: “What are you doing this month to spread awareness and achievements?”. Comment and share our posts with your friends and family. Post your pictures and videos with us on our social media pages. Every week during…

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