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A new friendship

At a recent group meeting of the SMART adult program, we entertained the theme of Critical Thinking: Cause/Effect. There were activities, and even snack preparation, addressing “what would happen if…” situations. One of the SMART participants really enjoys talking, some times to the exclusive of others in the conversation. The volunteers and other participants in…

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October is Down syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down syndrome Awareness Month GiGi’s “i have a Voice” Gala raises funds for free, purposeful programs for individuals with Down syndrome Madison, WI – October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. During October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and shine a light on the abilities and dreams of those with Down syndrome. During…

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Madison Community Foundation Grant Helps Fund GiGi Prep Program

Madison Community Foundation Grant Helps Fund GiGi Prep Program Madison, WI –GiGi’s Playhouse Madison is honored to have received a $15,000 grant from Madison Community Foundation to help fund our career development program, GiGi Prep. GiGi Prep programs are progressive learning programs for adults, compromised of modular programs that meet multiple times each week for…

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Raising awareness

    We are THRILLED to share the kick off to our year long advertising campaign in partnership with Adams Outdoor Advertising – Wisconsin ! Today we celebrated the install of this billboard with members of our board, our site manager and the amazing models from our playhouse (Charlie and Bryson) and their family! The strategy behind…

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GiGi Prep Accountability Award: Congratulations Anna!

Anna was always keeping us entertained with her fun stories and new tricks. She taught the entire class that working out can also be fun by teaching us about dancing and exercise videos. She challenged us every class with her flexibility and break dancing in Simon Says. Anna has shown us that with hard work…

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GiGi Prep Mentor award: Congratulations, Kaitlin!

“I have been working with Kaitlin since GiGi Fit in the spring, and she has never ceased to amaze me. She came into GiGi prep with a strong foundation in career experience in money management. This allowed Kaitlin to thrive as a supporter, mentor, and leader. She was always quick to help if someone was…

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A “Best of All” moment through the eyes of a volunteer

“Throughout the past year of working at Club GiGi, I had never heard one of our participants, Thomas, say more than one or two words at a time.  He is a very happy, friendly member of our group, but when we all share about our weekends, he typically chooses not to speak out loud.  However,…

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“Growing Trust and Friendship.”

  Max, featured in a previous blog, continues to grow and flourish, especially as it relates to experiencing new environments.  The June session of Dynamic Duals, a collaboration between the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society and GiGi’s-Madison, was held off site at Country Creek Learning Center, a preschool located on a 5-acre site about 30…

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Meet Jovi and Misa

JOVI and MISA:  Jovi and his brother Misa have attended Dynamic Duals, a collaboration between the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society and GiGi’s-Madison for many months. Both participated in a recent session held offsite at Country Creek Learning Center, a preschool, located on a 5-acre site about 30 minutes from the Playhouse.  Although the original plan…

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Meet our volunteer of the month: Courtney

Meet our amazing summer intern: Courtney T. I am finishing up my last semester with a major in Rehabilitation Psychology and a minor in Promoting Activities for Diverse Abilities! I started tutoring at GiGi’s in the Spring of 2019 and I fell in love with being able to use my creative side to ignite a…

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