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Meet our Friends of GiGi’s 2023! 

If you’re reading this, you likely know that all of the programs, resources and support offered by GiGi’s is provided at no cost to participants and their families. GiGi’s programs are 99% volunteer run and funded by the generous support of our donors.  Friends of GiGi’s is our annual sponsorship...
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Partnerships to Strengthen the Down Syndrome Community

DSAW-SC and GiGi's Playhouse Madison Board and Staff Networking Event We believe that the Down syndrome community could never have too many advocates or too many resources. This is why our Playhouse and the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin- South Central (DSAW-SC) are working on building a strong relationship. While...
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All About LMNOP

Spring programming is right around the corner and that means LMNOP will be rockin’ the Playhouse on Friday mornings. Language Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) is an interactive and engaging program designed to teach parents and young children (0-4 years old) basic sign language and other forms of communication through...

Demystifying Becoming a Literacy or Math Tutor

  WE NEED YOU Our Spring 2023 tutoring session will kick off in February and we have over 40 students that have applied to our Math and Literacy one-on-one tutoring session! That's the good news. The not so good news is we only have 10 math or literacy tutors that...

2022- A Celebration of our Year in Review

Thank You!  2022 has been an exciting year for our Playhouse community! There have been so many examples of what it means to be Generation G. Be Accepting Be Generous Be Kind Here's a little recap of the incredible year we've had: February: Kicked off our Spring programming with a full program...

A Magical Holiday Celebration

At GiGi's Playhouse we provide FREE educational, therapeutic and career development programming, so WHY would we spend our time and resources on organizing giant holiday parties? We believe that everything we do at GiGi's is 'purposeful'. We can give you 165 reasons why- thanks to COVID we have not been...

Volunteer Donates a Staggering 2,300 Volunteer Hours

Volunteer can be a scary word.  Not knowing how you can contribute or the amount of time you can give is overwhelming to many people. At GiGi's Playhouse we are 99% volunteer run and we are grateful to the hundreds of people that have shared their time and talents us...

Growing, Learning and Sharing-a National Conference for Down Syndrome Recap

As an organization, we look forward to our National Conference each year because it means we have the opportunity to network with the other incredible Playhouses and national staff, learn by attending important discussions and share our local Madison best practices.   Our local Playhouse collaborates with all the Wisconsin...

Grateful for Tutors that are Changing the World

Meet Math Tutor- Grace Branger Our one-on-one tutoring programs are volunteer led and truly life-changing. Today we want to shine a spotlight on one of our incredible math tutors, Grace Branger. Grace is a Junior at UW-Madison and is a full-time student. She is studying Genetics with a certificate in...

Down Syndrome Awareness Month- REAL Perspectives from REAL Local Families: Matthew

This year, to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we asked a few of our Playhouse families and friends to give their REAL perspective on what it’s like to love someone with Down syndrome. These blogs will be posted in a question and answer format. Earlier this month, we posted about...

Generation G Gala Silent Auction- Don’t Miss Out!

A Buddy Bike, an AirBnB getaway and Golf at House on the Rock, oh my! Generation G Gala Silent Auction; Ends October, 14 at 9p.m. To participate:  Text: Madisongala2022 to 243725, or visit https://one.bidpal.net/madisongala2022   Just two more days until the celebration of all GiGi’s Playhouse Madison’s celebrations… our Generation...

Down Syndrome Awareness Month- REAL Perspectives from REAL Local Families: Adi

This year, to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we asked a few of our Playhouse families and friends to give their REAL perspective on what it’s like to love someone with Down syndrome. These blogs will be posted in a question and answer format.   Earlier this month, we posted...