GiGi’s Playhouse Madison has suspended all in-person programs and is closed to the public. While the Playhouse is physically closed, we are still working for our families and participants, planning new programs, and are checking our voicemail (608) 709-1411 and email madison@gigisplayhouse.org.

NEW: Online programs are now available for GiGi’s At Home – LIVE and ON-DEMAND.

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Lock Laces® and GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers have partnered to showcase the many different kinds of warriors there are in this world.

Lock Laces® will donate 25% of your purchase towards GiGi's Playhouse.

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Our Newest Program

Dynamic Duals, a program created and piloted as a collaboration with GiGi’s Playhouse Madison and the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society (MADSS), is a monthly program designed specifically for families and individuals with a dual diagnosis of DS-ASD and/or sensory or behavioral challenges. Parents meet in one area to connect, have fun, share successes, resources, and strategies. Participants engage in activities specifically designed to work on improving communication, easing transitions, supporting motor skills, and exploring the sensory world based on individual needs and preferences. Siblings can join participants in activities that match their interests or choose other options. Our focus is creating relationships, working on individual goals and ensuring participants feel comfortable and safe in our environment. For more information, please contact wkaplan@gigisplayhouse.org

Volunteer Job Announcements:

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“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller

Generation G Gala Volunteers 

Family members and believers, we are seeking a Gala Chairperson and Gala committee members with many different talents and time availability (starting in April and May and leading up to the gala on October 23, 2020). Can you volunteer your skills and help in one of the following areas: logistics and event planning, fundraising, marketing and public relations, graphic art design, administrative tasks, etc? Please contact us at madison@gigisplayhouse.org for more information. Thank you!

Do you love leading, teaching, and literacy or math? We need you! 

We are looking for a literacy co-coordinator/tutor trainer and a math coordinator/tutor trainer for our two tutor programs: one-on-one literacy and one-on-one math.

The literacy coordinator and the math coordinator train, mentor and coach future tutors, coordinate with volunteers and families, and ensure we are up to date and following our GiGi’s National curriculum. This is an ideal volunteer position for a recently retired educator or anyone who wants to continue inspiring the love of literacy and math which will in turn assist our children, teens and adults in reaching their “Best of All” and attaining more independence.

Occupational Therapist:  We are looking for someone with an OT background (Student or professional) that could consult on a program we are developing 

Please contact us at the Playhouse at madison@gigisplayhouse.org for more information.

Thank You!

A heartfelt “Thank You” on behalf of the entire Playhouse to the following generous donors:

  • The Kids Fund for a $3000 grant for our Amina Grace Speech
  • Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for a $5000 donation to our Playhouse
  • Madison Community Foundation for a $1000 grant towards our literacy programs
  • Access for Community Services for an over $3000 donation
  • Global Down Syndrome Foundation for a $1000 grant

Upcoming Events

  • October 17:Generation G Gala
    Join us for our first ever, virtual, Generation G Gala on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 5:00pm on Facebook Live. General admission is free. VIP tickets and sponsorships are available now

Check out the programs GiGi's Playhouse Madison offers here!

GiGi's Playhouse Madison is a member of the Global Down Syndrome Association.

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