A Deeper Understanding of Down Syndrome

Down syndrome, a genetic condition, is often misunderstood. Each individual with Down syndrome is unique, with their own strengths, talents and personalities. Learn more about the different types and characteristics of people born with DS including some FAQs about interacting with individuals with Down syndrome. What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic condition…

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Dash Team Highlight: Max’s Maniacs

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Max is our awesome 6 yo who happens to rock that extra chromosome! He’s charming, energetic, smart, and definitely a maniac! He makes our world a better place every single day! What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? Meeting…

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Join Us for the GiGi’s Playhouse Dash for Down Syndrome: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion

At GiGi’s Playhouse, we’re all about celebrating differences, fostering inclusivity, and empowering individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities to reach their fullest potential. One of the most exciting events on our calendar is the Milwaukee Dash for Down Syndrome (part of the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge) on May 5, 2024, and here’s why it’s an event you won’t want…

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Empowering Lives: GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee and UW-Milwaukee Join Forces

In the heart of Milwaukee, an inspiring collaboration between GiGi’s Playhouse and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is unfolding, marked by a commitment to support and empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Thanks to a long-standing connection with Ben Trager, who works for the university’s Center for Student Experience and under the guidance…

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🌟 Embrace the joy of giving back! 🌟

GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee is searching for vibrant volunteers to add their personal touch to events, fundraising, tutoring, and programs among other areas. Just 1-2 hours per week can create a world of impact! Your energy is the key to the growth and success of GiGi’s Playhouse, a place dedicated to fostering acceptance and life-changing opportunities…

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Event Highlight: Glow Party!

The New Year’s Glow Party was a huge success with all of our attendees! Direct feedback from Ravaughn, “I love this party! And Emily, “This was great!” were both testaments to the fun had by all, much of it a result of the excellent Nicolet High School volunteers (7 total) who assisted and participated. We…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Marquette University Occupational Therapy Dept.

Students from Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences in the area of Occupational Therapy (OT) facilitated our Fall 2023 GiGi Prep program with an emphasis on building communication skills, money management, customer service skills, team building, health, and personal wellness. Both the participants and volunteers voiced their enthusiasm and appreciation for the program with the…

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Participant Best of All – Myron

“Our 3 y/o son Myron has gained independence, is singing along to more songs, is making more sounds, and is imitating more words. Miss Fiona and Ms. Jen are always coming up with fun activities to keep my son engaged and his sister loves to come along and play.” – Kristy, Myron’s mom. Kristy is referring…

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