This is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year, and it’s key to expanding our voice in the world. This year’s theme is “70’s Disco Fever” so dust off your bellbottoms, platform shoes, and gold necklaces to celebrate our 11th anniversary serving Siouxland and beyond. Festivities will include food stations, silent auction, live…

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Hello Friends & Supporters, You have helped change the way the world views Down syndrome and sent a global message of acceptance for all. You helped us become stronger in 2019 through: -your participation in our FREE educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and our community totaling 1,162.58…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Sioux City works to ensure all programs are purposeful and impactful for our participants. Leaps & Bounds is a play-based program for 3-5-year-olds that focuses on success in preschool and kindergarten by providing fun and engaging activities designed to provide opportunities for development of large and small muscle groups, as well as social…

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2020 Upcoming Webinars/Zoom Classes 1/16/2020 from 7-8:30pm CDT- Kicking It Off…By Implementing a Life Plan – The key to a more secure fulfilling future is blending realism with hope. That takes knowledge, but also a willingness to learn about the many tools and techniques to help you get started. We will work together to start…

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We need your input to expand our programming in 2020. Please take a short survey to help us bring the programs you want! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NZ8XGG5  

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By: Lilly Capecci There were initial fears when I heard the words, “Your baby has Down syndrome.” Dear son, I won’t lie, I was scared of what the diagnosis might mean for your future and for your brother’s future. Would you miss out on going to a typical school? Would you miss the chance to have…

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By: Christian Hutzler Growing up, I thought heroes were defined by their accomplishments. Take for example the Spy Kids steamrolling the thumb-thumbs to save their parents, or Donovan McNabb, my favorite quarterback as a kid, leading the 2005 Eagles to the Superbowl (sorry Cowboys fans). These were a few “heroes” I looked up to. I admired them…

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  POSTED BY SPECIAL MIRACLES · SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 WRITTEN BY Dennis McGuire, PhD Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital – Park Ridge, Illinois If I am going to describe what it would be like if people with Down syndrome ruled the world, it may be helpful to explain how I came by this information. I am…

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This post was originally shared on October 20, 2015 by our friends at GiGi’s Playhouse Syracuse but we think labels are a topic worth revisiting. Label – a short word or phrase descriptive of a person, group, intellectual movement, etc. It seems the human race loves labels, unfortunately there are just to many ugly labels out there…

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