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A giant hug that we didn’t know we needed

We first came to GiGi’s when Monty was only a few months old. We had just gotten out of the hospital and one of our therapists had recommended we go to GiGi’s. Our family was struggling at the time with all of Monty’s medical complications and GiGi’s was like a lifeline. The minute we stepped…

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How I Learn

How I Learn At GiGi’s Playhouse, we see potential, ability, and possibility. We educate, inspire, and believe.  We celebrate uniqueness and we shout out to the world so everyone knows how AWESOME Down syndrome is!  ​ Maybe you know a family member, a student, a neighbor, a classmate with Down syndrome, or maybe you have Down syndrome yourself- we want to share…

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#GivingTuesday; Donate to make our programs accessible to everyone!

  GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY nationwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers; changing lives through free, results-driven programs for individuals of all ages, families and communities. GiGi’s Playhouse is an inspirational and dedicated place for families to celebrate their child and…

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Literacy tutoring…instrumental in school success

Volunteers, literacy tutoring, comfortable environment, GiGi’s Playhouse has it all!  GiGi’s Playhouse is a Down syndrome Achievement Center in Milwaukee, WI. We offer FREE academic and therapeutic programs for individuals with Down syndrome. Henry comes to visit once a week for literacy tutoring and is making strides  in phonics developmental skills which are evident at…

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Support for all with Down syndrome in Milwaukee

What a beautiful expression of what GiGi’s means to the Skalnik family! GiGi’s is our safe place. We can attend programs without a commitment. We can play without fear. We can be without judgement. We learn from those who came before us and share with those after us. We celebrate and we encourage. GiGi’s is…

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Our second home – GiGi’s

GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee has become our second home. When our son was diagnosed with Down syndrome we didn’t really reach out to anyone else in anyway. GiGi’s playhouse was the first place we actually spoke to other parents with kid with Down syndrome. To actually see kids thriving and doing well was inspirational. Now we…

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Shared path…thankfulness for relationships

GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee has been such a wonderful resource for our family. We’re incredibly grateful for the support & programs they offer on a regular basis. Without GiGi’s, our family wouldn’t have been able to connect so quickly with other families who happen to be walking the same path. We’re thankful for the solid relationships…

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What’s the difference between Awareness and Acceptance?

This month, October, is Down syndrome Awareness Month. After having been with GiGi’s for almost four months now, my eyes and my heart have been opened to a new level.  Since being here, I have been more aware of the amazing individuals and their families that have walked through the doors at GiGi’s Playhouse –…

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Calling all Volunteers!

We need VOLUNTEERS to help support our fantastic individuals with Down syndrome here in Milwaukee! GiGi’s Playhouse highlights the following academic and developmental activities. We are looking for dedicated adults (18 or older) that are interested in leading and/or supporting the following programs. Volunteer information Sign-up on line with Sign-up Genius Search for our email…

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