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I promise…

By definition, a promise is a,”declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified; a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.” October 2018 is Down syndrome Awareness Month so I am challenging…

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What would happen if people with Down syndrome ruled the world?

  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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Awareness vs Acceptance

What’s the difference between Awareness and Acceptance?   Awareness is to know that you have a classmate with a disability Acceptance is inviting him or her to hang out with you   Awareness is simply knowing someone who has some kind of challenge Acceptance is engaging in a real conversation with them   Awareness is…

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January 2018 News

We can’t wait for our latest news to hit your email…so here’s a sneak peek of our January 2018 Newsletter! IMPACT STORY: Julie Burhoop As President of GiGi’s Playhouse the past two years, it has been such an honor to serve this organization and those who benefit from it. As I turn things over to…

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December News–We’re hiring!!

We’re Hiring! As some of you may have heard, Amanda Sweum has resigned her position to pursue another opportunity. We wish Amanda the best and thank her for her time at GiGi’s! That also means that we have a job opening! We’re looking for a motivated individual to help bring the GiGi’s core values to…

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Raffle! +More auction items!

We’re having a $500 cash raffle at this year’s “i have a voice” GiGi’s Playhouse-Sioux City Gala Saturday night!  Bring your 10’s and 20’s because $10 will buy you one chance, or $20 will buy you 3 chances for this cold hard cash!!! Are you ready to be inspired?  We CANNOT WAIT to show you…

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“Going once, going twice, SOLD!”

We’re SUPER EXCITED for our “i have a voice” gala and auction coming up, and hope you are, too!  Have you purchased your tickets yet?  If not, you can do so here:  https://gigisplayhouse.org/siouxcity/gala. Need more reasons to come than just supporting a great cause?  Don’t have a tie to anyone with Down syndrome?  That’s OK! …

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Children at Home-Iowa grant opportunity

Here at GiGi’s Playhouse, we want to be your support network and a resource for you.  Whether you are a self-advocating adult with Down syndrome, a parent, grandparent, a teacher or aide, we are here for you. GiGi’s Playhouse is a huge support and resource network! Round table meetings for various participant age groups are…

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Down Syndrome Acceptance: Thanks for being a part!

So, the middle of October is already here…and maybe already even here and gone.  And that means that Down Syndrome Acceptance month is already half over!  But to those on this journey, we know that it is an everyday way of life.  Be Accepting. Be Generous.  Be Kind. Thank you to those who shout out…

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Save the Date! 2017 i have a voice gala

GiGi’s Playhouse-Sioux City Presents the 2017 “i have a voice” Gala March 4, 2017  |  6 PM Marina Inn, South Sioux City, NE Dinner | Heroes | Inspiration Auctions | Raffles | Paddle Raise | Impact $100 per person, $800 per table Sponsorships Available More details coming soon! Last year’s gala was the best in…

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