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Start Practicing Your Golf Swings!

The 4th annual Go FORE It Golf Outing is now open for registration! We have sold out the past two years so be sure to get your foursomes together now! This fun day on the Lake Windsor Country Club course will be the most inspirational round of golf you'll have...
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Thank You for Celebrating Acceptance

Our third annual Dash for Down Syndrome was another incredible display of acceptance! On April 27th, we welcomed over 400 people to Winnequah Park in Monona on a gorgeous Spring day! This was the first year it was warm and the sun came out! We started the day with the...
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Celebrating Eight Years of Advocacy and Acceptance!

When a dedicated group of individuals first decided to bring GiGi's Playhouse to life in the Madison over 9 years ago no one truly knew how impactful this would be. It takes a lot of passion and perseverance to bring a dream to reality. On May 22nd, 2016 the Madison...

Volunteer Perspective – What GiGi’s Playhouse is All About

Guest Blogger, Guiliana Maestre Hi! My name is Giuliana Maestre, I am currently a graduating senior at Monona Grove High School. I’m part of a state-certified program at my school called Youth Apprenticeship where I’m working in the Hospitality industry while earning school credits. After graduation I’m planning to attend...
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Happy Anniversary, GiGi’s Madison! Maya Style

This is a blog by Maya Greengus, GiGi’s Playhouse Madison’s first board member with Down syndrome. Check back often to hear more from Maya, as she plans on sharing throughout the year – here and via our social media channel. If you missed her first blog, you can find it...
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Spend Summer 2024 at the Playhouse!

GiGi’s Playhouse Madison is gearing up for another fun Session – full of FREE Program offerings for ALL ages. Our Summer Session kicks off the week of June 17th and will run through August 23rd. This Summer we’ll be offering several Group Programs for all ages, along with Math and...
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Advocacy in Action

Guest Blog by: Jennifer Strauss. Jennifer is a self-advocate who shares her insights and learnings with her community and encourages advocacy in others as well. Jennifer allowed us to share this post she made on her social media: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry for the long post but I need to say this...
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Life-Changing One on One Programing Applications for Summer 2024 to Help Do Your Best

Summer applications are open April 22nd - May 13th, 2024! One-on-One programming is an important part of our full programming offerings at GiGi's Playhouse Madison and applications are open on April 22nd. We would like to share a little more about what we have! As a reminder, cost will never...

Math and Literacy Tutoring – WE NEED YOU!

Our Math and Literacy one-on-on programs have become high demand. We need volunteers to TUTOR! Please note: tutors must be ages 16 or older. Our Summer Session 2024 runs from June 17th-August 23rd. Tutors and students meet the same day and time each week. Tutor Applications are now open! Applications...
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Ready, Set, Go! Take Action

This is a blog by Maya Greengus, GiGi’s Playhouse Madison’s first board member with Down syndrome. Check back often to hear more from Maya, as she plans on sharing throughout the year – here and via our social media channels.  The GiGi’s Playhouse Madison Dash for Down Syndrome is about...

Assume EVERYONE Can- in their own way

By now, you have likely seen this viral and impactful video from NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society). We do believe our Down syndrome community should be given a chance to do whatever they choose to do instead of having others decide that for them. This video really brings that point...

Celebrating our Literacy Tutors for National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month in honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday - a great reason to celebrate our amazing Literacy Tutors!  Our Literacy Program uses research based progressions to help people with Down syndrome learn to read using a framework created by experts.  Although we give our tutors a framework...