Mark your calendars:
April, 14: Come to the "Day with the Experts" at the Waisman Center on Saturday, April 14th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and learn about advances in research and clinical services and hear from a panel of experts—individuals with Down syndrome and family members! Kayla Kristensen, our amazing Speech and Language Pathologist will be presenting.
August 1, 2018: GiGi's Playhouse Night at the Duckpond. Join us for a Mallards Game. Go to Mallardsbaseball.com to purchase tickets. Enter: GIGI as the promo code to receive a $ 15 ticket and an official Mallards hat
October 12th 2018:"I have a Voice .. Hear me Roar Gala" at the Sheraton Hotel Madison
Welcome to Kayla Kristensen, our new speech-language pathologist!
Kayla is a speech-language pathologist and is so excited to join the Madison GiGi's Playhouse for the Amina Grace Speech and Language Pilot. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology and communication sciences and disorders, as well as her master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kayla completed her clinical fellowship at the Waisman Center Clinics, including the formative experience of serving within the Down Syndrome Clinic. She now works as a speech-language pathologist at the Waisman Center's Communication Aids and Systems Clinic. Additionally, Kayla supports study coordination for the Assessment of Early Intervention Outcomes project with Dr. Anne Harris, which investigates the impact of early hearing loss identification and intervention for children in Wisconsin. Kayla is passionate about providing evidence-based speech-language pathology services to support meaningful communication and participation. She looks forward to partnering with the families and community within GiGi's Playhouse!
Thank you Steve Stricker Anmerican Family Insurance Foundation for providing a $5,000 grant contribution to GiGi's Playhouse Madison and Thank you to Veridian Homes for donating $3,000 to GiGi's Playhouse Madison.
Thank you so much to The Capital Times Kids Fund" for awarding us a $ 2,200 grant for our Literacy Program!