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How have you been celebrating Down Syndrome Acceptance Month? There are so many ways to honor this month and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome. Here are just a few: Do you share facts and information about Down syndrome on your social media channels? Are you a blogger or do you share stories about your…

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One-on-One Speech Therapy is Coming to GiGi’s Detroit

 All of us at GiGi’s Detroit are so excited to launch the Amina Grace Speech and Language Therapy Program here this fall. This free on-on-one speech therapy program is one of the main reasons several of our founding Board Members wanted to open a GiGi’s Playhouse here for Metro Detroit families.   Before we get into what the Amina Grace program is…

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Join Detroit’s GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge

Would you like to be a part of a mission to help make the world a more accepting place for individuals of all abilities? Then, you don’t want to miss this opportunity! On June 5th GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit is teaming up with Playhouses across the country and in Mexico to unite 1 Million supporters in a physical and…

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Laughs, Drinks and Doing Good: Our Virtual Brew Ha Ha Comedy Night

Brew Ha Ha comedy night

Brew Ha Ha Kicking off World Down Syndrome Day Celebrations Who could use an evening full of fun and laughter, great drinks and snacks, all from the comfort and safety of your own home? We are excited to kick of World Down Syndrome Day celebrations with our first Brew Ha Ha, Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7 PM.   This virtual event features a comedy show by Rob Snow, a take…

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Celebrating Two Years of Impact in Detroit and Beyond

It’s hard to believe we are coming up on two years since our Grand Opening, January 27, 2019. On that freezing cold, yet sunny day, nearly 800 people came to support our brand new Playhouse. We celebrated this space, filled with possibility and dreams to make an impact in the Detroit Down syndrome community. Little did we know what would…

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Introducing Our Newest GiGi’s Detroit Board Members

It’s a New Year – a time for new beginnings, new commitments, new perspectives. And we are excited that we have welcomed three new Board members to our Detroit Playhouse Board over the past two months. Most of our Board members have been serving since the very beginning of our start up phase in late 2017.…

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Pivoting Programs Continue at GiGi’s Detroit

kids club program

We all have a word (or several) that come to mind to describe the year 2020.  We’ve repeatedly heard “unprecedented” and “challenging”. Our lives, jobs, schools and society were completely disrupted. Another word that many of us have lived out is “pivot”. This year has caused us all to pivot or change direction. Whether it’s the loss of…

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Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day at our 2nd Dance Party!

world down syndrome day dance party

We are thrilled to be hosting a Sock Hop on World Down Syndrome Day. It will be an incredible way to celebrate our kids and loved ones with Down syndrome. March 21 is established as World Down Syndrome Day because Down syndrome is identified by a third copy of the 21st chromosome, hence 3/21. People all…

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What’s In A Sign?

gigis playhouse detroit sign

We use signs in our lives every day, and probably don’t give them much thought. They help us know where to go, when to stop, how fast we can drive, and where to find a restaurant or business. Signs lead you to a place and they communicate what that place is about. Many of us experience the power that signs and…

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Literacy Tutoring Impacts Both Tutors AND Students

literacy tutor and student with Down syndrome

Volunteers are the backbone of GiGi’s Playhouse. They help make all the various programs run throughout the week. We have featured other volunteers on our blog before. But the Literacy Tutoring Program is the biggest program at GiGi’s nationally, impacting thousands of individuals with Down syndrome of ALL ages by empowering them with the ability…

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