Their motto, ” Be Accepting. Be Generous. Be Kind.” is what the Playhouse is at its core.

GiGi’s Playhouse in Raleigh is an extraordinary place for our kids to learn, love and live out their very best lives.  The Playhouse is warm, inviting, stimulating and above all safe.  It is staffed by the most wonderful group of men and women who love our kids and want to teach them how to live safely and constructively in the world around them.  My daughter Katie, is being stretched in directions I did not know she could go.  I am truly thrilled to see her grow and mature and find her way in the world.


I have only words of praise for GiGi’s Playhouse, I am so grateful to have them in our life.  Their motto, ” Be Accepting. Be Generous. Be Kind.” is what the Playhouse is at its core.  They are teaching the world how to really see our kids, and understand that they are an important part of the community.





GiGi’s summer is off to a great start!

Summer is off to a great start at GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh– On June 12th we kicked off our first week of summer camp program- leading us off were our Warriors.  We had eight young adults 18+ join us for paddle boats, holding baby goats, feeding alpaca llamas and horses. We learned about our National Parks… Continue Reading

GiGi Prep Restaurant week was MAGICAL!

What happens when you combine 9 joy filled GiGi’s Playhouse adults, road trips, new restaurants and new learning? MAGIC!   June’s adult summer program week, Restaurant Week, was nothing short of magical.  It contained huge amounts of laughter, learning and fun, and all who participated cannot wait to do it all again. Restaurant Week was designed… Continue Reading

Potty Training

Check out the link below with a thorough explanation of tips/tricks you can use for potty training. Potty training and Down syndrome Rose Reif is a private practice counselor based in Cary, North Carolina. She offers in-home counseling to kids, adults, and families affected by disabilities.Rose is passionate about helping people with disabilities and their… Continue Reading



Inspired.   Isn’t this the way it always happens? You volunteer for a job thinking you are helping but in the end you are the one left inspired and blessed more by the experience. Why do I always forget that when my heart is pulled to get involved but my head says you can’t possibly?… Continue Reading

not unlike a caterpillar becoming a butterfly

not unlike a caterpillar becoming a butterfly

Volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse has been a godsend to me. Each and every time, I witness what I would call a small miracle of some sort. For an individual child or adult, the sum total of these small miracles results in a true metamorphosis, not unlike a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Thank you, GiGi’s Playhouse!… Continue Reading