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GiGi’s Playhouse Rochester History 

A small group of dedicated individuals who have been touched by individuals with Down syndrome worked hard to open our doors on April 30th , 2017 at this location: 

372 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607 

Our location offers direct educational, therapeutic and career building programs to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. 

At GiGi’s Playhouse all ages are welcome from pre-natal- adults.  The positive and uplifting environment of GiGi’s Playhouse Rochester will empower those individuals with Down syndrome and their families to reach their highest potential.  GiGi’s Playhouse custom, researched-based curriculum works towards advancing Literacy , Math Skills, gross and fine motor skills, improving low muscle tone, building self-esteem preparing for the workforce and more while fostering acceptance, awareness and networking resourcing for parents, siblings and the community.  All programs are FREE of charge and: cost will not be a barrier to achievement. 

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Our Mission and Purpose:

To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.

Our Vision:

To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities.

Our Niche:

We change lives through the consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based, and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.

Our Promise:

A lifetime commitment to families.

GiGi's Playhouse
GiGi's Playhouse

With over 57+ brick-and-mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, we provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational, and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages. 


Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed! 


Through free programs and through our Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, we EMPOWER families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To ensure lasting acceptance, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.


GiGi's Playhouse is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is solely funded by donations.

"I walked out of GiGi's Playhouse smiling, and I feared no more."

-GiGi Family

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