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Check Out Family Speaker Series 2020

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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New Programs in 2020

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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If My Child Had Been Born Without Down Syndrome…

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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A Hope Perspective: John and Christian

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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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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Labels | We have some ideas.

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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Why I Run, Walk & Dash

On August 25th, we join with families and our community of support to Run, Walk & Dash for Down syndrome.  You still have time to join your favorite team, we want you & we need you! Please visit our 5K/Walk/Dash Page to learn all the great details!   Once upon a time a baby was born.  This…

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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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