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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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Ways to support GiGi’s Playhouse Sioux City

DONATION A donation of any amount will help us provide programs and awareness. Attend a fundraising event: GiGi’s Playhouse hosts various fundraisers throughout the year such as Galas, 5K runs and walks, car shows, lemonade stands, wine tastings and more. Events are publicized through direct mailings, e-mail newsletters, and social media such as Facebook. Please…

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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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Happy World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) March 21st, 2018!!

Happy World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) March 21st, 2018!! This is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. It is a day dedicated to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play an…

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World Down Syndrome Day

3/21/2018 marks the 9th anniversary of GiGi’s Playhouse Sioux City. Our dedication to the mission of changing the way the world views Down syndrome, empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the Siouxland community has never been stronger. We are grateful to those of you who have helped us get this far, but more work…

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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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GiGi’s awarded Gilchrist Grant!

News Release Sioux City Chapter of GiGi’s Playhouse receives $20,000 grant from Gilchrist Foundation! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NOVEMBER 27th, 2017): Julie Burhoop, President of the Board of Managers for the Sioux City Chapter of GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, announced today that GiGi’s Playhouse has received a $20,000 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation to…

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Knight balds himself for GiGi’s Playhouse! Drama Troupe begins!

GiGi's Playhouse: Lady Callahan & Sir Robert

GiGi’s Playhouse had a busy weekend! Knight Sir Robert of the Kingdom of Riverssance graced us with his presence, along with other various knights and ladies, knighting our participants, and embodying the GiGi’s Generation G message of being accepting, being generous, and being kind.                   Sir Robert…

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