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Easter with friends at Layton GiGi’s Playhouse

We had the opportunity to have Cameron, a local scout, sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt & Dinner for our Playhouse for his eagle scout project.  What an “egg’ceptional” activity.  We had over 30 volunteers that worked hard to make our party a success.  As our families came we had over 100 people here to celebrate…

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Thank you for taking the Plunge with GiGi’s Playhouse

On March 24, 2018, GiGi’s Playhouse, Layton had its 5th Annual Playhouse Plunge at Willard Bay State Park and it was AMAZING.  There was over 300 people there to support us and National Down Syndrome Day (3/21) despite the wind and cold temperatures. We are excited to say that we not only met but exceeded…

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Happy New Year!

As we look at 2017, we celebrate the many wonderful things that happened at GiGi’s Playhouse, Layton and our hearts are full. Full of happiness that more than 140 persons with Down syndrome came to participate in our programs. Full of awe for the 1050+ participants and the more than 1700 hours spent in programs.…

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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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