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Our last day at the first playhouse

Yesterday was the last day of programming in the first playhouse we called home. As we prepare to move this weekend to our new home, I can’t help but look back on all that we have accomplished as GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough since our doors opened in January 2015. In 2 years and 8 months, over…

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What kind of world do you want?

Reposted from the GiGi’s Playhouse INC website. GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers empowers families with free therapeutic and educational programs they need for their child to succeed. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a life time commitment to support more than 30,000 families across the United States, in Mexico, and throughout the…

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Another Meaningful Milestone: A Playhouse Parent’s Story

I’m not sure the young barber who has now cut Ben’s hair two times realizes the impact that he has had on our lives. To many people getting a decent, let alone a GOOD, haircut for their child might not seem like a big deal. The fact is that for over 4 years haircuts have…

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321 days of acceptance | 100 days

Have you been following along of Facebook the past 100 Days? On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st, 2017, GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers launched “321 Days of Acceptance”, a pioneering social media campaign introducing the world to somebody with Down syndrome every single day for 321 straight days. In addition to the visual introduction,…

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Tutoring at GiGi’s Playhouse Cast a Spell On Me!

It’s Monday evening and once again my pool time has been replaced by booming thunder and glass-like sheets of rain. Depressing on any other day, but not today.  I am still floating on a cloud of successfully mastered sight words and carefully read 9 WORD SENTENCES! You see I tutored this afternoon, and my time at…

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Two years down, and many more to come!

In celebration of our 2nd Anniversary Board President Erin Morris shares her thoughts and feelings about the last two year. Has it really been 2 years since GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough opened its doors? I can hardly believe it. I can remember the morning so clearly, waiting with anticipation to see who would turn up for our…

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It happened at GiGi’s Playhouse in 2016…

Thank you for your belief in the mission and vision of GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough. It is because of you that achievements, friendships and memories are made every day at GiGi’s. In 2016, individuals with Down syndrome walked through the Playhouse doors over 1,000 times. A new family came to the Playhouse in February with 8-month twin boys:…

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#GivingTuesday

Once Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed America will celebrate on November 29, #GivingTuesday. For anyone not familiar with #GivingTuesday, it is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. It kicks off the spirit of the holiday season by encouraging everyone to donate to the communities and causes they…

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The Interns Rule at GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough

A few months after GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough opened, I was at a Friday Friends when one of the program participants told me that one day she would have my job. Half an hour later, she told me that she didn’t want me to lose my job but she would help me. Two weeks later Caryn…

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A Message From the Site Coordinator

January 5, 2015; My first official day as the Site Coordinator at GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough. The week was a hectic buzz of everyone getting ready for the official Grand Opening which was six days after my start date. In the weeks and months that have followed the Playhouse opening I learned more than I ever…

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