GiGi’s Playhouse Sioux City will host a Holiday Party on Saturday, December 7th from 11:00am-1:00pm with a variety of activities including: -Cookie decorating -Craft making *Santa may show up to crash the party* Drinks and snacks provided. #Santa Claus #Holiday Party #Down syndrome #Gifts #HoHoHo

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LMNOP: Language Music N’ Our Peeps – 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 6-36 months.

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Our event 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 “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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We will get Inspired!  Get Trained! Network with peers!  Learn about Initiatives for 2019! Playhouse staff and some board members are attending. Note: There will be no office hours during this time, but you are free to contact me at jcallen@gigisplayhouse.org If you need immediate assistance, please call Director of Operations, Jason Allen at 712-560-5179.

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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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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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  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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