GiGi's Playhouse Charlotte • 9101 Kings Parade Blvd. #102, Charlotte, NC 28273
IN PERSON – Fantastic Friends (18+)
May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fantastic Friends is an interactive and engaging programs for adults ages 18 and up. Fantastic Friends will meet every other Tuesday/Thursday. This program is built to include adults with Down syndrome and those without Down syndrome. We support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. Adult participants participate in the planning of activities so that everything the group does is based on interests. This program may also support gross motor skills through active games.
Fantastic Friends supports therapeutic-based development of individuals with Down syndrome, with goals of achieving the following:
- Increase social skills, with focus on group participation and increasing leisure activity options.
- Increase language development, with focus on appropriateness, maintaining conversation and non-verbal social language.
- Increase gross motor skills, with focus on general health, fitness (strength and balance), and awareness of personal space.
Program Lead, Lisa Becker.
We are currently welcoming 6 adults at this time (please drop off participant outside the playhouse, we are currently only allowing participants in the playhouse) , we hope to welcome more families as the state and GiGi’s guidelines allow. We will also continue to offer virtual Fantastic Friends.
A few things to be reminded of:
- When you arrive at the Playhouse, you will be greeted at our outside Welcome Station by volunteers or staff for a temperature check & brief health questionnaire.