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Today I learned that GiGi’s Playhouse is an organization made of people with open hearts and open minds whose sole purpose is to help individuals feel positive and valued.

My First Visit to GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh By Cornelia Smith, Ph.D. I have noticed GiGi’s Playhouse in Raleigh since it opened last year and wondered about its purpose. The posters on the outside windows show children with Down syndrome so I gathered that this was a main focus of the center. I actually wondered if…

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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…

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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…

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Kendra Scott gives back to GiGis playhouse!

On Saturday, May 6th our team at the Kendra Scott store in Raleigh, NC hosted a Kendra Gives Back event for GiGi’s Playhouse, where 20% of all sales went back to their wonderful organization. Little did we know how much they would be giving back to us in return! The day started with complimentary makeovers…

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GiGis is a place of acceptance, warmth, love and encouragement.

1) What does GiGis mean to you? GiGis is a place of acceptance, warmth, love and encouragement.   2) What brought you to GiGis? I made a New Year’s Resolution to give back more. Upon looking for ways to give to the community, I came across a Facebook discussion about programs offered through GiGis. After…

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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…

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