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#GenerationG – Acceptance For All

#Generation G is a worldwide movement that goes beyond Down syndrome to send a global message of acceptance for ALL.  UW - Madison and Badgers Give Back is a part of this worldwide movement.   Badgers Give Back is a UW-Madison organization that focuses on creating community relationships with Badger student-athletes, staff, and...
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Spring into Fitness at GiGi’s Playhouse Madison!

At GiGi’s Playhouse Madison we offer a purposeful, physical-therapy based program called GiGiFIT. This program is offered for ALL Ages throughout the year: Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, and Adults. The goals of our FIT programs are to increase self-confidence, self-esteem, personal wellness, and the quality of life of our participants....
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Ready, Set, Spring!

GiGi’s Playhouse Madison is gearing up for another fun session, full of FREE Program Offerings for ALL ages. Our Spring Session kicks off the week of January 29th and runs through April 26th. All Group Programs will run the same time and day each week, and will led by 2-3 trained,...
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Why are We Celebrating?

What is a 'Best of All' and why do we celebrate it? 'Best of All' is continual, measurable, celebrated and it never ends. It is a daily challenge to do a little better than you did the day before and it’s always celebrated. Possible manifestations: standing just one second longer,...
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GiGi’s Apparel Orders are Open!

1/4 zip pullover 3/4 sleeve t-shirt Onesie We are so excited to have options for a long awaited GiGi’s swag offering!  We are taking orders for a 3/4 sleeve t-shirt and onesies with screen-printed, Be Accepting, Be Generous, Be Kind logo (small GiGi's Madison logo on the back) and the 1/4...
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2023 National Leadership Conference Celebration

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 Playhouses...
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One on One Programming for Spring 2024

Spring applications are open November 27th- January 1st, 2024! One-on-One programming is an important part of our full programming offerings at GiGi's Playhouse Madison and we would like to share a little more about what we have! As a reminder, cost will never be a barrier to participation- all of...
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Empowering Families in the IEP Process

GiGi's Playhouse prides itself on serving the entire family. One way we can do this is through our Family Speaker Series, where we bring in experts to share information and have open dialogue on various topics. At the beginning of the school year we hosted an event called "Learning to...

Celebrating our Community that Embraces Acceptance

Our 7th annual gala was a Willy Wonka inspired night of pure imagination! The Generation G Golden Ticket gala allowed us to bring fun and whimsy to the ever important work we do of changing the way the world views Down syndrome and bringing a global message of acceptance for...
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Imagining a World with True Inclusion

We invite you to an evening of pure imagination!  Our 7th annual gala has an updated whimsical theme and is named The Generation G Golden Ticket Gala.  You can expect a magical evening of inspiration inspired by a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme that will include warm and whimsical...

Volunteer Spotlight: Nikki Rothstein

We started this blog series for volunteer appreciation week in April, but we have so many wonderful volunteers to talk about it, that we decided to continue it through the year!  Just a reminder, GiGi’s Playhouse Madison is 99% volunteer run – which means we wouldn’t be here without our...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Maggy Adams

We started this blog series for volunteer appreciation week in April, but we have so many wonderful volunteers to talk about it, that we decided to continue it through the year!  Just a reminder, GiGi’s Playhouse Madison is 99% volunteer run – which means we wouldn’t be here without our...