Jen, mother of Erin and Owen, has been involved with GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities for the past three and a half years. Jen first began by participating in programs like Kids Club alongside her children, Erin and Owen, and quickly jumped in to be one of our fantastic volunteer leaders. Jen also encouraged her son,…

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Annabelle has really enjoyed taking part in LMNOP over the past few years, and now she also had the chance to enjoy it virtually through the GiGi’s At Home programs. Annabelle has participated in both Destination Discovery as well as Leaps and Bounds. She tried out GiGiFIT Toddler and Social Skils this past month through…

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Andrew joined GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities in November of 2018, immediately after taking part in a volunteer orientation. He has a brother, Mason, with Down syndrome – and came to GiGi’s with a special interest in helping our participants with cooking and nutrition, as well as a strong desire to work with our teens and…

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Ava’s favorite activity at GiGi’s is Teen Tastic. She loves to hang out with friends, especially if dancing is involved! Her favorite time of year is summer, when her brother and sister are home from college. We are proud to have you Ava, and your family, be part of our community at GiGi’s Playhouse Twin…

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Rheanne Lewis, aka Rae, a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, has jumped right in to help us out with Speech and Social Skills programming, virtually, for GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities, during this time of Covid-19. She immediately started by creating a video geared towards our early learners, that focused on greetings and farewells, as well as…

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Henry, age 9 Henry likes Team G Special Olympics, Social Skills, and Yoga. He loves performing on the stage and playing basketball in the gym at GiGi’s.  He also loves singing and dancing, watching football plays on YouTube, re-enacting those football plays with his stuffed animals, and eating any kind of meat. He really enjoyed…

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We miss you all so much and we still want the show to go on… just from home for now! With the help from GiGi’s Playhouse Indianapolis and GiGi’s Playhouse Houston, plus we already have many other contributions from other playhouses — we have now started to put together activities and lesson plans for you…

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Abby and Nell are two of our self-advocates who have been volunteering here since the opening of GiGi’s Playhouse – Twin Cities in 2013, mostly volunteering with Special Olympics Young Athletes and Team G Special Olympics Team. They have helped volunteer here consistently and enthusiastically every single week for all of these years since the…

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“I began attending GiGi’s Playhouse – Twin Cities, while nannying in 2015 for Maceo, a young boy with Down syndrome. After bringing him to Open Play, I quickly realized that I wanted to become more involved with this incredible organization and began volunteering that same year. Fast forward to now, I am currently the program lead for the…

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Michael, a member of our community, and an Eagle Scout, reached out to us in June of this year to ask if there was something he could do for his Eagle Service Project to be able to give back to GiGi’s, the very place that has given him so much over the years. We thought…

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