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Adam & Brianna, A Story of Love!

  Our world is full of misconceptions, especially when it comes to individuals with Down syndrome. GiGi's Playhouse mission is to change the way an individual with Down syndrome is perceived through education, awareness, and the Generation G campaign. One of the many misconceptions is that adults with Down syndrome...
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GiGi’s Playhouse & The Significance of Be Kind to Humankind Week!

In late August of 2021, GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau Youth Board participated in the global celebration of Be Kind to Humankind Week (BK2HK). The founder, Lorraine Jara, found inspiration to create this week-long holiday after a tragic incident in her hometown. There had been a boating accident, and two young men...
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Let’s Meet Missy, GiGi’s Self-Advocate!

Let's learn a little about Missy, our Self-Advocate and Board Member! What is your favorite thing about the GiGi’s community?                                                             ...
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Why GiGi’s Playhouse…Meet Desta!

Volunteers are vital to the operation and success of a Playhouse!  We are so grateful for their dedication to participants and want to share a little about Desta! I have been a life long educator and have continued to look for ways to help others in my community after I...
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Inspiration, Community & Recognition!

We are so excited to announce County Land & Title, LLC as our 2021 Partner of the Year! This award recognizes a GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau partner that displays a commitment to the support and growth of the Playhouse and the many families and volunteers that enter.  This partner celebrates those...
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Finding the Perfect Purposeful Holiday Gift!

The holidays are a wonderful time for making memories and spending time with your children. If you’re the parent or friend or relative of a child with special needs, you know the struggle of finding the right gift…something that has purpose for your child whether educational, therapeutic, or even social....
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Sensory Strategies for the Holidays

The holidays can be an overwhelming time for everyone! From a sensory standpoint, the nervous system has to be able to organize information from all of the sensory systems (there are actually eight sensory systems!) to be able to respond to it appropriately. In general terms, this is called sensory...
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Meet our Literacy Coordinator…Jaci!

Jaci McKamey is new to serving in the role as Literacy Coordinator for the Playhouse but is not new to the team!  Jaci has been with GiGi's Playhouse Wausau for over a year and worked in programs.  She brings an amazing background as a Speech Language Pathologist for the Wausau...
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Get to Know GiGi’s Playhouse One-on-One Literacy Program

What is the goal of the One-on-One Literacy program? The goal is to foster a love for reading and provide an opportunity to develop and master skills, all while building a positive relationship with the volunteer tutors. What are some the of basic logistics? Students start in our program as...
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Dear Momma To Be

Read a letter created by a Playhouse mom to all those mom's to be out there... Dear Momma To Be, It's October 1st, 2020. Summer is over and it’s starting to feel like one of your favorite times of the year. It’s a Thursday and we are stuck in the...
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Awareness Turned into Acceptance…T-Shirt Fundraiser!

When many of us wake up in the morning we don’t give much thought to what we will be wearing for the day. It is likely determined on the weather or if we have to go to work or school. For most, the best is being able to stay in...
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School is Starting…Make a Field Trip to GiGi’s!

ANY AGES Special Education and General Education classes are welcomed! That’s right! Bring your group of students, ANY AGE, to GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau for your next field trip. You will get a tour of the Playhouse, a short presentation about Generation G and our vision to end bullying and spread...