About GiGi’s New Orleans

Gigi’s Playhouse New Orleans opened as the 50th location in the GiGi's Playhouse national network in October 2020. Although we were contending with a global pandemic, we believed it was important to open the first achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome in Louisiana! Gigi’s Playhouse New Orleans provides free purposeful programs to individuals with Down syndrome from birth through adulthood. We are proud to be able to help individuals with Down syndrome and their families and to change the way the world views Down syndrome.

GiGi’s Playhouse New Orleans is a place where parents can go to for good information when they first receive a diagnosis; where infants and toddlers with Down syndrome attend group enrichment programs; where school-age children receive tutoring which specifically addresses the learning difficulties that often accompany the diagnosis; where teens and adults make friends while participating in fitness programs specially designed to complement their joint laxity and congenitally low muscle tone; where families meet to discuss best-practices; and where members of the community come to teach and learn from people different than themselves in order to create a more inclusive city.

Please sign up for our email list and check our calendar for upcoming program offerings and special events. For more information on getting involved or supporting our mission, please email us at neworleans@gigisplayhouse.org or call us at 504-321-6770.

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Our Mission and Purpose:

To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.

Our Vision:

To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.

Our Niche:

We change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.

Our Promise:

A lifetime commitment to families.

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With over 50+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, we provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages. 


Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed! 


Through free programs and through our Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, we EMPOWER families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To ensure lasting acceptance, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.


GiGi's Playhouse is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is solely funded by donations.

"I walked out of GiGi's Playhouse smiling, and I feared no more."

-GiGi Family