July Programs

What's New - July 2019 | Information Systems of Montana


We have New Programs!!

Music Therapy Summer Schedule

GiGi’s Playhouse and Resounding Joy will be offering another FREE Music Therapy for all ages (see schedule below) Siblings of any age are welcome!

**In-person** Music Therapy for ages 0-3

**In-person** Music Therapy for ages 7-12

Wednesday from 11:00am-12:00 pm

*Only virtual Music program July 7

  *Click here to RSVP for Virtual Music July 7 @ 11:00 a.m.

  Click here to RSVP for July 14 @ 11:00 a.m.

Click here to RSVP for July 21 @ 11:00 a.m.

Click here to RSVP for July 28 @ 11:00 a.m.

**In-person** Music Therapy for ages 12+

Monday from 11:00am-12:00 pm

**In-person** Funday Open Play  (Ages 0-12+)
from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stop in and enjoy the Playhouse with your child, visit with other families, or participate in one of a variety of activities facilitated by the MENP team of UCSD Nursing Students. Activities will change weekly, but will always be engaging and beneficial for you and your child!

Click here to RSVP for July 9 @ 10:00 a.m.

Click here to RSVP for July 30 @ 10:00 a.m.

**In-person** LMNOP  (Ages 0-3)
from 10:00 – 11:00 am

LMNOP is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language-based activities.  LMNOP is recommended for ages Birth-36 months.

Click here to RSVP for July 10 @ 10:00 a.m.

**In-person** GiGiFit  Class (Ages 18+)
from 6:00 – 6:45 pm

GiGiFIT Adult introduces the key movements of foundational, hip strengthening, and vestibular/balance exercises, making them successful to implement and practice at any stage of life! Focuses on improving areas of fitness through activities in strength, endurance, joint stability, balance, movement control and more. GiGiFIT promotes wellness through nutrition, pushing through barriers and building self-confidence. Recommended for 18+. This is an 8-week programs.  Participants are encouraged to attend every week!

Click here to RSVP for July 13 @ 6:00 p.m.

Click here to RSVP for July 20 @ 6:00 p.m.

Click here to RSVP for July 27 @ 6:00 p.m.

**In-person** Karate Kickers  (Ages 8+)
from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Karate Kickers focuses on development of balance, coordination, discipline, focus, attention, and confidence. There will be no physical contact between peers.
For youth with Down syndrome ages 8 and up. Siblings are welcome!

Click here to RSVP for July 14 @ 6:00 p.m.

Click here to RSVP for July 21 @ 6:00 p.m.

Click here to RSVP for July 28 @ 6:00 p.m.

**In-person** Fantastic Friends (Ages 18+)
from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Join us for Fantastic Friends, for a fun night of virtual gathering!
😎 🌈 🌻   We will announce our theme and activities soon, stay tuned!
Fantastic Friends is a fun purposeful & social gathering for adults with Down syndrome, their peers and the community. Supports the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. Recommended for Adults 18+.
This event is brought to you free by GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego.

Special Event

WEBINAR: Students with Down Syndrome: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, and the Least Restrictive Environment.
Wondering how your child’s school is going to address inclusion? With schools reopening to in-person learning, safety protocols, and cohorts there are a lot of questions about how students are going to receive their education in the least restrictive environment. Join us for a discussion about special education rights and how schools are approaching the coming school year with a focus on inclusion and mainstreaming. Let’s talk about how to advocate for inclusive change in placement and better and collaborative outcomes for students with Down syndrome!
Moderated by Seth Schwartz, Esq. Panelists of advocates include April Villafaña, Ashley Parton, Jeni Rayle, Karla Maldonado, and Sarah Tira.

Click here to RSVP for July 15 @ 7:00 p.m.

GiGi’s at Home National Programs

Look at what is happening at GiGi’s at Home National Live Programming

There is Art Explosion, GiGi’s Kitchen, Teen Tastic, Yoga, and many more!🍝 🧘‍♀️ 🎶 🎨

Don’t miss them and RSVP now

Click here to RSVP for GiGi’s at Home programs

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All of our programs are FREE and siblings are always welcome! 


  1. Cindy Erhart on July 1, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Wow! You guys are opening in a big way! So excited for all the families and kiddos that will be attending the activities! Thank you for always looking at ways to increase support for the Down Syndrome community and educating the world on inclusion!

    • Denise Montero on July 1, 2021 at 10:58 am

      Yes, Cindy! We are so happy to see all of our families IN-PERSON at our Playhouse again!!! Hope you can visit us soon!

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