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July Program Buzz

Programs at GiGi’s Playhouse offer foundational learning opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.       Music In Motion (13+ years) July 8, 15, 22 and 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm   We are super excited to offer a new music program this summer called Music in Motion. It will be on Mondays from…

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Love of art

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Pam Baldini and her husband John Dittman. They stopped into the Playhouse for a tour and to talk a little bit about her brother, James “Jay” Baldini. Jay passed away three years ago at the young age of 60. He spent his early years in Delaware and New…

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The Antidote

We weren’t going to go to the Gala this year. I wasn’t speaking in front of the hundreds of people supporting GiGi’s. Judah’s picture wasn’t there welcoming guests. I wasn’t on the volunteer committee. I had no hand in the preparation pot what-so-ever and so this year we were going to skip it. Am I…

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June Program Blog

Programs at GiGi’s Playhouse offer foundational learning opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.     Volunteer Orientation | 6-7pm June 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm   Are you interested in learning more about volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse Syracuse? Please join us for an hour of information. You will learn a bit…

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May Program Buzz

Programs at GiGi’s Playhouse offer foundational learning opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.     LMNOP (0-3 years) May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am   Language, Music N’ Our Peeps guides parents and infants/toddlers through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate…

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April Program Buzz!

Programs at GiGi’s Playhouse offer foundational learning opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.   Volunteer Orientation  April 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Are you interested in learning more about volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse Syracuse? Please join us for an hour of information. You will learn a bit about Down syndrome,…

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#theluckyfew | GiGi’s Playhouse ‘i have a Voice” Gala

Today we welcome one of our favorite bloggers and moms Beth to share why everyone should join us on April 7, 2018, for the ‘i have a Voice’ annual gala! Favored, blessed, fortunate, charmed and prosperous…. all synonyms for lucky, all synonyms for how I feel about a life with Down syndrome. While there are…

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Literacy, a gift for everyone.

2017 Winter Literacy Tutoring is Open for Registration! Students & tutors can visit our Literacy page today to register for tutoring. GiGi’s Playhouse One on One Literacy tutoring is for individuals with Down syndrome of any age and any skill level. Trained tutors work at the level of the individual, continually challenging and encouraging them utilizing custom…

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Sara & Jill go to Conference & wow did it have some impact!

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The 2017 Bigger Better Stronger Together International Conference is over! WOWZA! It was a jam packed 5 days, we got inspired, we got trained and we meet our peers from aroudn the country and in Mexico who work so hard in their communites to change the way the world sees Down syndrome!   260 attendees, 47…

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Back to School | The importance of talking about Special Needs

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Tis the season! New backpacks, lunch pals, cute outfits & shoes! The kiddos are heading back (or already have) to school! Most parents are filled with all the feelings. Pride & nerves swirling together.  I wanted to pop in and share with you all today a little snippet of my school aged days…..way back yonder.…

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