Battling Winter Blues with Friendship: A Special Invitation from GiGi’s

As winter settles in, many of us find ourselves grappling with the winter blues. The colder temperatures, shorter days, and lack of sunlight can take a toll on our mood and motivation. For individuals living with Down syndrome or intellectual disabilities, these challenges can be even more pronounced. However, amidst the winter gloom, there’s a…

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Volunteer Spotlight

Nicholas is a new volunteer to us. He is a high school student and has been looking to get more involved in his community. He has spent almost every Saturday morning with us volunteering for Sensory Saturday and Kindergarten Readiness led by Locus. He is going to be a math tutor and is planning to…

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Best of All – Anne Adams, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Leading and facilitating the Saturday morning speech-language and feeding groups for the youngest GiGi’s participants has been a journey of skill building and connection. Participants and their families join the group sessions to learn and practice specific language building strategies through guided play activities. Each week a different language building skill is focused on through…

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A note from a parent

I have been thinking about the great things that I’ve seen in the Speech program at GiGi’s since you and your group of students have been working with our “differently-abled” loved ones. I’m elated, let alone thrilled, at the progress “All” students have made! e.g., self confidence, speech clarity, “selectiveness in interactions (conversating), making independent…

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My Virtual Literacy Tutoring Experience…

BLOG POST WRITTEN BY: Adasyn Neuwirth, GiGi’s Raleigh Intern (Spring 2021) My time spent in the learning lab this semester was a time of growth for both me and my participant. I had the pleasure of working with the warm and smiley Andrew, and his wonderful caretaker, Miss Joy for literacy tutoring. From the start…

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