About GiGi’s Wausau
The journey of GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau began with the dedication of a group of moms, family and key guiding community members in 2018. We started out operating under a newer GiGi’s pop-up model and within 6 months changed our emphasis to a brick and mortar location. Our dedicated group shifted to a governing Board of Managers, we became our own LLC and found a location to call our home (3910 Schofield Avenue Suite #3, Weston). We will be centrally located and welcome families from across North Central Wisconsin.
Almost 4,000 sq ft of fun and purposeful learning space, our facility will include standard areas like a Family Resource Area, Therapeutic Play Area, 3 Tutoring Labs and a Café' G Kitchen along with specialty areas like a Sensory Room, Club GiGi Teen & Adult Area and a GiGiFIT Gym. It will be nestled among several businesses, yet vibrant and visible and what a great way to promote inclusiveness in our community. Our facility will have easy highway access and potential outdoor space for play and gardening in the future!
All of our therapeutic, educational programs and tutoring are free and support all ages, from families with a prenatal diagnosis through adult individuals with Down syndrome. Our programs focus on a variety of skills, including gross and fine motor skills, literacy and math skills, social skills, and confidence–all with the goal of helping individuals with Down syndrome become their best selves. Because the services provided by GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau are free to families doesn’t mean they are free to execute. Join us and support GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau by investing in our Believe In Our Build Campaign today
GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau is also committed to partnering with local businesses and organizations to further our overall mission: awareness, education, and celebration of individuals with Down syndrome within the community. If you’re interested in learning more about GiGi’s Wausau or volunteering or sponsoring programs (which are always free of charge to families!), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our Mission and Purpose:
To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.
To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.
We change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.
A lifetime commitment to families.
With over 48+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, we provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages.
Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed!
Through free programs and through our Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, we EMPOWER families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To ensure lasting acceptance, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.