“It’s the Friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey . . . . .”

Guest Blog submitted by Brett Schatzman

GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Self Advocate


Brett would like you to meet

some of his Playhouse friends….. They are so AWESOME!!



Kenzie’s favorite program is LMNOP!

Kenzie loves to play with dolls❤️.

Kenzie’s favorite food is popcorn (I like popcorn too, especially when watching a movie!). Kenzie’s first name is Makenzie, but everyone has always called her Kenzie😀. Kenzie likes so many things about GiGi’s. She loves meeting friends who have Down Syndrome, and her mommy likes to be able to talk to others who are going through some of the same things. Kenzie also loves the volunteers, they are so loving and patient with her. (I agree Kenzie💕).



Ashley’s favorite program at GiGi’s is Rock Band (I really like Rock Band too, it’s so fun). Ashley loves to sing and dance💕.

Ashley’s favorite food is Orange Chicken from Panda Express. She gets it every Wednesday after Rock Band😀. What Ashley likes the most about GiGi’s is the friends she has😀.



Edward’s favorite program at GiGi’s is LMNOP! His absolute favorite toys are cars and school busses 😀. Edward loves all food (that’s a great answer!).

Moogoo is Edward’s nickname❤️. Edward’s favorite thing about GiGi’s is playing with his friends (and I am sure they love to play with you too😀).



Ave’s favorite GiGi program is Cooking Class! She hopes to go again soon😀.

Ave’s favorite hobby is to play outside with her frisbee and have her bubble machine going at the same time❤️. Her favorite foods are pizza and chocolate cake (I think those are yummy choices Ave)! Ave is really her nickname. Her full name is Ada Violet E. Cassidy. Ada and Violet her great-grandmother’s names❤️. Ave loves GiGi’s because she always has fun when she goes, she makes new friends! Ave loves to dance whenever they play music! ( I like to dance too😀).



Submitted by Brett Schatzman

GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix-Self Advocate

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  1. Diana Collins on February 1, 2022 at 11:43 am

    We are so excited to have Kenzie featured on this page with other participants. Brett has done such an awesome job sharing other children and their experiences! We love Gigi’s Playhouse and look forward to a bright future of so much more fun ahead of us!

    • Brett Schatzman on February 2, 2022 at 1:06 pm

      Thank you my friends, I really like doing this😀

  2. Ashley Camacho on March 21, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you Brett for thinking of featuring Ashley on your blog page. She loved it and you brought a big smile to her face. Keep up the great work!

    • Brett Schatzman on March 25, 2022 at 7:31 am

      Thank you for helping me Ashley! Your help made me smile!

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