About GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Wayne

 

fortwayneGiGi’s Playhouse Fort Wayne opened its doors on January 24, 2016. We are Northeast Indiana’s first Down Syndrome Achievement Center. We support local and surrounding area families by offering free educational and therapeutic programs to individuals with Down syndrome from birth to adulthood, their families, and the community.
As the 29th national GiGi’s Playhouse to open, GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Wayne has impacted over 350 families in our community with continued growth. GiGi’s Playhouse makes a difference every day. We empower individuals and families to achieve their greatest potential with confidence, independence, and joy. We have a “place”: we will never let location be a barrier to success. We have “programs”: we will never let curriculum be a boundary to achievement. Most importantly, programs are free. We will never let costs deter our families from participation or impede the achievement of our children and adults.
Please contact us at fortwayne@gigisplayhouse.org or 260.482.7529 for more information!

 

About GiGi's Playhouse, Inc.

Locations

57

New Playhouse Inquiries

200

Program Participation Hours

220,000

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 the 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
GiGi's Playhouse

With over 57+ 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.

 

GiGi's Playhouse is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is solely funded by donations.

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

-GiGi Family