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October at the Playhouse

So many things happen in October but at GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers Phoenix/Scottsdale, one specific thing comes to our minds when we discuss October – Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Down Syndrome Awareness Month is a wonderful time in which the Down syndrome community – individuals with Down syndrome, their families, friends, and others…

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World Down Syndrome Day: How do you celebrate?

  Since March 21, World Down Syndrome Day is coming up, check out this infographic from 3-2-1 The Adventure Continues about Down syndrome and World Down Syndrome Day! Tell us about what you do to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day in the comments below!

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21 Fast Facts about GiGi’s Phoenix/Scottsdale

As of February 14, 2015, we were the 21st GiGi’s Playhouse location to be opened. The number 21 is extremely significant in the Down syndrome community; Down syndrome is caused by the presence of a third 21st chromosome. GiGi’s Playhouse offers free programs that are educational and therapeutic in nature to individuals with Down syndrome from…

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Participant Spotlight: Shining on Brett

When Brett moved from Chicago to Arizona, his family was uncertain if they would find the same opportunities they had back at their old home. Shortly after moving here, the Schatzman family found GiGi’s Playhouse and realized they had the same opportunities for Brett that they used to have and then some! Brett is 23…

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