Finding a Home at GiGi’s

At GiGi’s Playhouse 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. We are so proud to serve families and help individuals find a “home” at GiGi’s Playhouse.  Today we are welcoming playhouse participant Kendall’s parents to share what GiGi’s has meant to their family. 

Travelling from our Wisconsin home, we’ve been part-time Floridians for many years now, where we have a villa, would we be able to relocate here?  We thought relocating long term may be a hard transition due to the community, services and relations our daughter Kendall has up north.  Then, we discovered GiGi’s Playhouse! Kendall immediately fell in love with Fantastic Friends (and she has identified one “special” friend) and also the wonderful one on one tutoring programs. It’s hard to believe GiGi’s could exceed our high expectations, given we have had a history of quality programming up north. GiGi’s immediately felt like home; even after the pandemic hit they re-created wonderful programs via virtual delivery, including tutoring. So, for the first time, we spent a long winter in Fort Myers, secure in the knowledge our Kendall would be provided for. We plan on spending more and more time, at least in part due to the confidence we have in GiGi’s! 

We are so happy to know that Kendall will continue to be a part of our community here!  

Please visit our local calendar for all program availability and visit GiGi’s at Home to see all virtual FREE programing available to you and your family!  

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