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What Impact Does a Down syndrome Diagnosis Have on a Sibling?

When expectant parents receive a diagnosis of Down syndrome (DS), they often ask: what impact will this have on my other son or daughter?  The understandable concerns would be that this child with Down syndrome will demand more attention, thereby sacrificing time that may otherwise be devoted to an existing or future child. How can…

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A Story of Adoption

In the beginning of February 2013, my husband and I starting to wonder whether or not we would ever find our child, whether we would ever be picked by a birth family. We had one failed match that past September.  We had other calls, none of which worked out. Then the calls stopped for almost…

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Something More

I have always known that I wanted to work with others.  In college, I had a summer job for 4 summers as a camp counselor at Elk’s Camp Grassick (summer camp for adults and children with special needs located in Dawson, ND).  Little did I know going into my first summer, that this summer job…

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What I’d Been Looking For!

Written by Nathan’s Mom and Start-Up Team Member, Rebecca B.  Next month we will be celebrating my son’s first birthday. Nathan is an extraordinary little boy who loves to laugh, smile and meet new people. His recent accomplishments include eating a variety of solid foods, turning pages of his books, and rocking out on his…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Coming to Wausau!

GiGi’s Playhouse is coming to Wausau, WI! GiGi’s Playhouse is coming to Wausau, WI! Because the Playhouse is in the fundraising stage, we need to raise funds to open. We need your help! Keep a look out for ways to help and upcoming fundraisers on our website! GiGi’s Playhouse is 100% volunteer run, and will provide…

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Join us for our Launch Party for GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau!

Join us to celebrate the beginning of a GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center in Wausau! Our Target opening date is Fall 2019. This will be a family fun event with face painting, photo booth, and a way to learn more about GiGi’s Playhouse. Also find out how to volunteer, get involved and donate!! This…

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