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About GiGi’s Deerfield

Our Story: We are excited to open a GiGi’s Playhouse in Deerfield, Illinois! Our community has waited a long time for a GiGi's to be located nearby and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring one to the area!

Our team consists of family members, friends and professionals connected to the Down syndrome community, working hard to bring a GiGi’s Playhouse to the north shore of Chicago and surrounding communities. We would like to see those we love with Down syndrome reach their highest potential, gain confidence, feel empowered and become their best of all. Our GiGi’s Playhouse location will also be a place where families, siblings and friends can network with others and feel supported. Finally, we hope to build awareness and education about Down syndrome in the greater Chicago area. 

If you are interested in participating in this exiting project, please email Deerfield@gigisplayhouse.org. 

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Our Mission and Purpose:

To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.

Our Vision:

To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.

Our Niche:

We change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.

Our Promise:

A lifetime commitment to families.

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GiGi's Playhouse

With over 45+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, we provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages. 


Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed! 


Through free programs and through our Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, we EMPOWER families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To ensure lasting acceptance, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.

"I walked out of GiGi's Playhouse smiling, and I feared no more."

-GiGi Family