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down syndrome awareness month

This month is Down Syndrome Awareness Month!  Here at GiGi’s Playhouse Cedar Rapids, we would like to celebrate by posting a photo and short story of your loved one with Down syndrome on our facebook page!  Please email it to   Help us spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion throughout the community!!

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Brianna and the Love of Literacy

As our Fall Literacy Session is about to being here at GiGi’s Playhouse Cedar Rapids, we would like to share a note we received from a parent of a former student!  We love what our literacy program can do!  Fall session starts the week of September 28th. If you would like to sign up for…

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Why GiGi’s is SO IMPORTANT-Global Acceptance

After reading a post from the national GiGi’s Blog regarding a child being denied by a dance studio because of Down syndrome, I feel the need to share their post.  This is the reason having a GiGi’s Playhouse is so important here in Cedar Rapids.  We need to keep reminding everyone that people of ALL…

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Special Guest Visit!

We are excited to announce that Author Marcus Sikora is coming to GiGi’s Playhouse Cedar Rapids! Marcus is a 25 year old from Omaha and also happens to have Down syndrome!   Marcus’s book is about at Monster Rock Band and a boy who wants to be a rock star.   The story’s message portrays being…

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What GiGi’s Playhouse Means To Andy

It was 2011 when I first heard about GiGi’s Playhouse from a friend in Des Moines. She invitedme to come see a traveling photo gallery that the local Playhouse had set up at local mall.The kids faces, the mission, the purpose of what Gigi’s Playhouse stood for, the services it wasproviding in Des Moines, it…

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Denim and Diamonds.. Oh My!

GiGi’s Playhouse Cedar Rapids is having a fundraising event where you have a chance to win a DIAMOND!  Mark your calendar for July 9th from 5:30pm-8:30pm!  Its only $20 per ticket or you can purchase 4 for $70.  We will have hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live music and awesome silent auction items from a family pack…

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What GiGi’s Has Done For Daniel

  In the Fall of 2014,  several factors begin to play in our young son’s life. Daniel turned 4, he was non verbal and GiGi’s Playhouse Cedar Rapids opened in our community. Daniel had been in speech with a wonderful therapist for over a year but still had only 2 words, “dada” and “all done”.…

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Welcome to GiGi’s Playhouse Cedar Rapids

Welcome to the Gigi’s Playhouse Cedar Raipids Blog!  I am Amy Flege, the Site Coordinator here at our Playhouse! I find it fitting that I get to write the first post since I worked nearly 4 years to bring GiGi’s Playhouse to the Cedar Rapids area. My story begins with the birth of my my…

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