The amazing FREE programs at GiGi’s Playhouse offer foundational learning opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. In today’s #gigisblog, we are highlighting a special tutor, Brian, who help us make the one-on-one tutoring program what it is today! Brian starting volunteering with us about four years ago doing data entry…

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Hugs and Mugs has been very happy to welcome back Matthew! At 60, he is our oldest intern and has lots of stories to share. He is here from Providence, Rhode Island on his circuit tour around the country to visit all his siblings. He stays with each sibling for a few weeks and gets…

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A true volunteer’s efforts are incredible and worth so much, but who better to find out more about our volunteer of the month than our GiGi Professional intern, Kiera? She sat down with Beth to interview her and find out more of her story. Here’s how it went… Kiera: What brought you to GiGi’s? Beth:…

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Come join us for some fun this month at the Hoffman Playhouse! Click on the program title for more information and to RSVP! Events! Adult Paint Party: Thursday, February 6 from 5-7 pm Volunteer Orientation: Tuesday, February 11 from 6-7 pm Parent U Webinar: Thursday, February 13 from 7-8 pm DJ Club Birthday Dance: Friday,…

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Being good at something right away is rare; practice makes progress and that’s all we can ever aspire to. One participant, Samir, has been working really hard to make that progress pay off! Samir has been busy in speech sessions for the last few months working on slowing his speech and making sure his words…

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Do you love to dance? Do you feel the beat when you hear a great song come on the radio? If so, we have an awesome new program starting next week for all the dancers out there! Dance will be offered at GiGi’s Playhouse as a limited-time program for Spring and Summer 2020. This program…

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For some of us (okay, maybe a lot of us!), math is not our favorite subject. There are so many concepts that can be easy or difficult to grasp, and even more that we don’t bother to try! Typical ways of teaching math can be complex and daunting. Luckily for our individuals with Down syndrome,…

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GiGi’s Playhouse provides programs and support for all ages, and some of our ultimate goals are to help individuals with Down syndrome gain motor skills, life skills, and career skills, to name a few. Catie is a graduate of GiGi University and has been working in Hugs and Mugs and learned so many skills. Last…

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Saima has been volunteering with GiGi’s for about a year and has made a great impact in a short amount of time. She initially helped out with our events, and became a tutor in the Fall 2019 session. She taught three of our adult participants in both math and literacy. Many of our tutors worry…

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Come join us for some fun this month at the Hoffman Playhouse! Events! Playhouse Closed Wednesday, January 1 Volunteer Orientation: Tuesday, January 14 from 6-7 pm Family Speaker Series Webinar: Thursday, January 16 from 7-8 pm Spring Tutoring and Speech begins Monday, January 20 New Family Orientation: Friday, January 31st from 6-7:30 pm Programs! All…

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