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what is it like to have a sibling with down syndrome?

What an AMAZING chance for these siblings to be heard.  GiGi’s Playhouse, Tinley Park had a spectacular family that wrote this article and it is definitely worth reading.   https://gigisplayhouse.org/TinleyPark/like-sibling-syndrome/ What is it like to have a sibling with Down syndrome??  Please post your answer in the comment section. We would love to hear from you!  

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Empowerment!

“At GiGi’s Playhouse, individuals attend purposeful programs where they can practice the skills they need to excel in their classrooms, jobs and the community. They and their parents become empowered and it spreads to the community. At every turn, there is empowerment happening.” Click and read more, we promise you will love it!  Thank you…

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Volunteer of the Month

At GiGi’s Playhouse, Layton, we know we would never be able to do the things we do with out our amazing volunteers that help us on a daily basis. We would like to take some time today to thank one of those special volunteers, and spot light her as our volunteer of the month. Alisha…

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Potty Training Tips

Rose Reif, an in home private counselor for families affected by disabilities was at our Playhouse in Raleigh, NC and they shared this blog post with us! http://www.reifpsychservices.com/potty-training-down-syndrome/ This is a great resource and we have so many people that ask about this. Thank you for sharing!  

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Cool Kids

  At GiGi’s Playhouse, Layton we know that volunteers are the life line of our Playhouse. Without such amazing people who give so freely of their time and efforts, our Playhouse would not exist. Therefore, we would like to take just a few moments to give a HUGE “Thank You” to some amazing volunteers that…

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Lightening Reminders

Sometimes life gets a little crazy. We get wrapped up in the everyday stresses and commotion, and tend to forget or overlook why we do what we do. Suddenly a lightening bolt of a reminder hits us, and our hearts, passion, and compassion are overflowing again. The following is one of those lightening bolts… Grab…

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Thank You!

As our Birthday Month draws to a close, we would like to express a huge THANK YOU to all of our participants, volunteers, and donors! You all truly make GiGi’s what it is, and we could never do it without you! This month has been a great birthday month for sure, with the start of…

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Happy Birthday GiGi’s Playhouse Layton!!!

Two years ago today our world got a little brighter, happier, and just plain better! Through dedication, hard work, and sheer stubbornness in some cases, we opened GiGi’s Playhouse Layton. Over the past two years we have served hundreds of individuals and families thru our purposeful programs. We have raised awareness, changed expectations, and impacted…

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Say “Good-bye” to 2016, and “HELLO” 2017!!

It is that time again; time to say “Good-bye” to a past year, and “Hello!” to a new one. We have had an AMAZING 2016 at the Playhouse, with lots of new volunteers and participants. Our programs and volunteers have helped enrich so many lives. From Bike camp, to Gratitude Committee, and all things in-betwee……

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Sarah Buti with #tuesdaytips

oral motor functionality So many of us my not be aware of the crucial importance of strong oral motor functionality. It is important for our kiddos to have strong and mobile articulators. Articulators include our lips, cheeks, jaw and tongue. Children with Down syndrome, due to low muscle tone, often have decreased strength when it…

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