The many purposeful FREE programs at GiGi’s Playhouse provide foundational learning opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, families, and volunteers. In today’s GiGi’s blog, we’d like to tell the story of Nancy Bachmann, a longtime volunteer in GiGi University, as well…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Rose came to GiGi’s to develop her communication skills. I was presented with a lovely young lady who was nonverbal, very shy, and heavily dependent on her tablet to assist…

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GiGi Prep is a progressive learning program for adults, comprised of modular programs that meet twice a week for 12 weeks that encompass Confident U, Healthy U, and Whole U.…

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Nadia was a beautiful soul whose life was taken too soon. Family and friends gathered in Hugs & Mugs to celebrate her life. We shared memories and stories of how…

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It’s always the biggest accomplishment when we have a student surpass what anyone expected. Far too often, people believe that it’s too late for adults with Down syndrome to learn…

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