Volunteer Spotlights: Delaney & Susan!

This month’s volunteer spotlight shines on Delaney Marwood and Susan Davies, two interns who came to GiGi’s Playhouse MKE compliments of the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, Community Health Internship Program (CHIP). Both volunteers have served as Program Assistants for a variety of programs over the summer session including our GiGiFIT Kids & Adults programs,…

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Our Culture of Generosity

At GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee, we are dedicated to changing the way the world views Down syndrome and empowering individuals to achieve their greatest potential. Our mission is fueled by a culture of generosity that brings together community support and transformative programs. Here’s how you can be a part of our impactful journey. Your Impact Your…

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Dash Team Highlight: Marvelous Myron & his Magnificent Mates

Myron is a little one with Down syndrome, his heart is huge just like his smile

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Myron has a contagious smile, non-stop curiosity, and thoughtfulness way behind his three years of life! What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? Our whole family always feels welcome at GiGi’s. Even if it is programming for Myron, his…

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Dash Team Highlight: Emme’s Super Sprinters

Emme is a girl with Down syndrome shown at the apple orchard

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Emme is a compassionate, determined, fun-loving 6 year old. She loves her family, animals, books and music. She makes every day brighter just by being in it! What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? We enjoy spending time with…

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Dash Team Highlight: Milwaukee Playhouse Team – Grace!

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Grace is courageous and funny. What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? Having fun! What does acceptance mean to you and how do you want to encourage our community (and the world) to be more accepting? Assuming competence and…

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Dash Team Highlight: Sam’s Superheroes

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Sam has inspired our team. He’s 8 years old, tenacious, outgoing, and hilarious. We’re so blessed to have someone with an extra chromosome in our family. Life is never dull! What is your favorite part of attending programs and events at GiGi’s Milwaukee? We love…

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Dash Team Highlight: Fighting Peanut!

Who inspired this team and what makes them EXTRA awesome? Madeline, or Maddie, is the EXTRA amazing inspiration for this team. She is lovingly referred to as Peanut by her family. In the short 8 months that she has been on this planet, she has already had 3 surgeries, including open heart surgery, multiple hospital…

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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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