Special Events March 1st Craft Day 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Parents, Volunteers, Teen & Adult Participants, please join the Gala Committee for a crafting day at the Playhouse! We will be creating wreaths, decorations, and other items for the upcoming Gala. You will also get to create something to take home with you! RSVP…

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Calling all teens and adults! For the first time ever, we are offering a dance program that focuses on social dancing skills. The group will learn dance moves that are perfect for those social events such as weddings, parties, and the GiGi’s gala! They will be introduced to ballroom dancing, the waltz, tango and more.…

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We’re excited to welcome a new Speech and Language Pathologist here at GiGi’s. She has contracted with us for the year 2020 to provide this valuable service to GiGi’s participants. Please help us welcome Ann Suess Cobb! Ann is a SLP who spent 18 years working in the public schools before she became the Director…

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We’re excited to be offering an all new program here at GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities this year! Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month at 10 am for Destination Discovery (all ages)! It’s an all new program and all new leaders. This program will be planned and overseen by St Ambrose Students studying…

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We are so excited to be planning 2020 that we just had to share some of the exciting new and/or renewed programs! (New Curriculum) GiGi Prep (18 years and up) All new partnership with St Ambrose University. This program will be held at the University and lead by OT instructors and students. (New) GiGiFIT  –…

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As many of you may know, earlier this month our staff, board members and a few committee related volunteers attended the National GiGi’s Conference in Schaumburg, IL. This conference is always inspirational and uplifting while also informative and innovative. We come back knowing more about the different platforms we use to do our day to…

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Heather Malli Honored by National Organization: Local Volunteer Recognized By National Office At International Conference November 9, 2019 (Moline IL): GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers announced 8 prestigious awards at its Annual International Leadership Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois on Saturday, November 9. Over 350 people from 60 GiGi’s Playhouse locations from around the country…

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Tutoring here at GiGi’s is more than just letters and numbers its about sounds and smiles too! Here is a behind the scenes peek into a literacy session where a student is learning phonics and the tutor is utilizing the platform Raising Robust Readers. Raising Robust Readers is a multi-sensory phonics reading program that we offer…

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The Eyes of James If we could see the world through the eyes of James We’d realize his truth we are all the same Known only by our different names and his just so happens to be James No lies flow out from his mouth a hug and a smile is what he’s all about…

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October 2019 GiGi’s 2019 Superhero 5K, 1 Mile Walk and Kids Dash Ready! Get Set! Run, Walk or Dash! Build more ACCEPTANCE for kids and adults with Down syndrome! We can’t wait to run, walk, dash and celebrate with you! This family-friendly morning brings together new friends, families, community members and HUGE HEARTS! Don’t miss…

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