Posts by Sara Van Deurzen
WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 2023
As World Down Syndrome Day approaches, I have a confession to make. I have never really understood if we were supposed to celebrate Down syndrome or spread awareness. Officially, WDSD…Read More
Volunteer Spotlight: Molly
Molly has been an MVP over the last year! She co-lead our Leaps and Bounds Program at the Playhouse starting last winter/Spring and has also stepped up to lead GiGiFIT…Read More
Best of All: Caleb
Caleb joined the Playhouse to attend the Amina Grace Speech and Language Program this week and is already joining our other programming too! Caleb also attended Leaps and Bounds at…Read More
Volunteer Spotlight: Jordan
Jordan joined our volunteer team as a math tutor this fall and found great success with his student Jaxon (8). Jordan built a routine and their fun-filled math-exploring relationship soared.…Read More
Participant Best of All: Luke
Luke has been making strides in his sight-word reading with his tutor Marissa over the past two sessions of 1:1 Literacy Tutoring. Marissa collaborated with our Program and Volunteer Coordinator…Read More
Participant Best of All: Beatrix
Beatrix attended the Noon Year’s Eve Party with her family. When Lauren said hello to her, she looked her in the eyes and said ‘hi’ back right away. This special…Read More
Parent Perspective, What does GiGi’s mean to me?
Hi, my name is Becky Archibald. My husband Dave and I have a daughter named Caroline who is almost 2 1/2 years old. The first time that we went to…Read More
We Make the Change Together!
“When there is something you enjoy doing there is nothing more fun than sharing that love with others!” -GiGi’s Playhouse belief This is why we share GiGi’s mission to build…Read More
Sara was presented with the Generation G Award!
The Generation G Award is given to an individual or Playhouse who leverages Generation G to change the way the world views Down syndrome! Congrats Sara!!! These people are generous…Read More
Volunteer Spotlight: Danielle
Volunteer Spotlight: Danielle is one of our Teen Tastic leaders who has taken charge of coordinating the weekly program. She comes prepared to each program and collaborates with other leaders…Read More