Spreading the word on world down syndrome day!

1. Showing videos that demonstrate that people with Down syndrome are “More Alike Than Different”. Such as #11 on this webpage: https://www.babble.com/babble-voices/world-down-syndrome-day-21-ways-to-celebrate/  scroll to #11. 2. Sharing 21 facts about Down syndrome  3. Read an age-appropriate book about Down syndrome in the classroom, ask kids to share experiences they might have with friend/relative/neighbor with Down syndrome. 4.… Continue Reading

preparing for an iep meeting

It is important to always keep an open line of communication with your child’s IEP team, especially in the weeks leading up to your meeting. Be sure to touch base with your child’s teacher and each therapist to discuss areas of strength, concern, progress on goals, and their thoughts for new goals. Be sure to… Continue Reading

Wisconsin Stories

By Michaela Wagner Wisconsin is home to many wonderful things such as Summerfest, cheese, brats and the great outdoors. Wisconsin is also home to two GiGi’s Playhouses, the Madison location and the Milwaukee location. Here at Milwaukee we LOVE to share up lifting news and heartfelt stories with you, our readers. Sticking with the theme of our… Continue Reading

october 1 begins down syndrome “awareness” month but awareness is not nearly enough.

By: GiGi’s Playhouse INC Awareness is simply acknowledging an existence, a challenge, etc. Human beings are so more than an existence or a challenge. Acceptance is an ACTION and a commitment to extend consistent value, approval, and empowerment. I’m very fortunate to work at GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers and honored to know hundreds of… Continue Reading

MY SON, BIG-C, HAS DOWN SYNDROME

by: Kim My husband and I were expecting our second son. I was pregnant and enjoying my pregnancy. This pregnancy was different from my last in that my leg cramps at night were so much worse, I wasn’t able to rest as much ( I was chasing my first born around), and I wasn’t reading… Continue Reading

Best of All Moments

BEST OF ALL is the daily challenge to do a little better than you did the day before. It is continual, measurable, celebrated and it never ends. I have asked some of our families to share their best of all moment with us and here are their stories: Brittany and Ethan: Ethan always needed mama to… Continue Reading