what is GiGi's playhouse?
"GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. We offer free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families." GiGi's
How GiGi's helps our community:
Every day, they provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages. Programs are always available to participants and families despite their initial skill level or ability to pay. By offering free programs and through the Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, they 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. Program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.
Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, GiGi's makes a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed!
We need you, Now!
Since Ted's arrival, our family has become one of over 80,000 families that GiGi's serves and impacts at their 36 locations worldwide. We have been blessed by support, therapies and friendships offered here, it's truly like joining a family.
"With ever-increasing demand to expand our free programs, all designed to help improve participants’ speech, literacy, math, wellness and career skills; our very greatest need in 2018 is unrestricted program funding. Your commitment will help children and adults with Down syndrome succeed; by greatly improving speech and literacy skills, by combating low muscle tone via wellness programs, and by expanding real world career skills."