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A Visit to GiGi’s Playhouse/Phoenix/Scottsdale – By Gary Truax

Friends of GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale: Imagine someone giving up watching his beloved football team play on Sundays and instead spends his time visiting various local non profit organizations as a way to support the organization by sharing information about the charity via his blog.  Gary Truax does just that!  We had the pleasure of meeting…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale-Down syndrome-Awareness vs. Acceptance

All during the month of October time is devoted to promoting Acceptance. The following post was shared by GiGi’s Playhouse Inc. and captures the difference between Down Syndrome Awareness and Down Syndrome Acceptance. What’s the difference between Awareness and Acceptance? Awareness is to know that you have a classmate with a disability Acceptance is inviting…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale-Down syndrome-“Myths and Truths”

From GiGi’s Inc. Resource Center, the following information is worth repeating every so often.  There are many “Myths and Truths” associated with Down syndrome. Myth: Down syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. Truth: Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genetic condition. One in every 733 live births is a child with Down syndrome, representing…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale-Thank You Teachers-Generation G

  THANK YOU TEACHERS   As the new school year begins, GiGi’s Playhouse would like to  thank all the teachers who represent  “Generation G” as they teach their students to be kind, be accepting and be  generous. This is a letter written by a mom to her son’s preschool teacher as he starts kindergarten. His preschool teacher…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale-“It Takes a Community . . .”

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO CREATE THE GIGI EXPERIENCE….   C O M M U N I T Y:  sharing common characteristics; living within a larger group; leading a connected life; sharing a similar culture; joint responsibility and respect; a need to be together. Within the walls of GiGi’s Playhouse COMMUNITY is displayed every day. …

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GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale – Potty Training + Down Syndrome

A great blog on potty training. Thank you GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh for sharing your guest presenter with all of us. Check out the link below with a thorough explanation of tips/tricks you can use for potty training. Rose Reif is a private practice counselor based in Cary, North Carolina. She offers in-home counseling to kids,…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix-“Empowerment at Every Turn”

Empowerment At Every Turn The mission of GiGi’s Playhouse: To change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.      I remember when my son was a few weeks old and I was in the process of making…

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