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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...
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Volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau!

"I volunteer at GiGi's to celebrate the diversity in our community and encourage acceptance and compassion for all. The Best of All moments are the best part of the week!" Hannah Program Coordinator/LMNOP Lead This year we had an amazing crew of volunteers who used their talents and skills to...
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New Program: Super Sibs with Erika!

We are so excited to have an amazing volunteer, Erika Schilling lead a new program called Super Sibs at the Playhouse!  Super Sibs is a special time for siblings of individuals with Down syndrome to talk about the good, and the sometimes not-so-good moments of having a sibling with Down...
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Hidden Blessings

The Hidden Blessings That Come With Living With Someone Who Has Down Syndrome Hi! I'm Lucia Duffy, and I’m a proud GiGi’s Playhouse Youth Board Member. I come from a big family, I have five sisters, three brothers, a dog, and two parents who love and support me. A year...
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Jaren’s Best of All!

  Jaren has been attending local Special Olympics Young Athletes programming virtually since January 18th and this is what Jaren's mom shared about his Best of All... Jaren has been working through the obstacle course like a champ, crawling through the tunnel, stepping over the crossbars and through the hula...
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Importance of SPED

Special education in schools is a helping hand to those with physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities. Not only does special education provide resources to help individuals succeed in their classes, but it also provides a place for kids to be themselves and make friends in a world that is not...
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GiGi’s Playhouse is Open for In-person Programming!

We are so happy to announce that the Playhouse will be shifting to in-person programming the week of February 22nd! We are excited to share the Playhouse, see all of our friends and finally be with them in a safe manner. We cannot wait!  Our Playhouse board and volunteers have worked to create a safe environment for...

Spread a Little Kindness Flower Bouquet Fundraiser

To place orders, please e-mail wausau@gigisplayhouse.org providing the information on the Spread a Little Kindness Bouquet Order Form (no need to print form). Because we have been cooped up, and separated from those we love, GiGi's Playhouse Wausau wants to help create a smile or two and spread kindness throughout...