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GiGi's Playhouse-Syracuse

5885 E Circle Dr, Ste 250
Cicero,  NY 13039

Phone: 315-288-PLAY (7529)

GiGi's Playhouse-Syracuse

What started as a local playhouse in a suburb of Chicago has turned into an international phenomenon, spreading awareness and inspiration to everyone it touches. GiGi’s Playhouses are Down syndrome awareness and educational centers that provide resources, specialized teaching, and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.

GiGi’s Playhouse centers evolved into educational centers with a focus on national awareness for Down syndrome and achievement for individuals of all ages. All of our programs are free to our families and are therapeutic in nature. Each of them are designed to work on specific skill development in several areas including speech and language, social development, and fine and gross motor skills. Our literacy program alone teaches thousands of kids with Down syndrome to read around the nation! Our math program was just launched and has proven to be as powerful as out literacy program with a 100% improvement rate in all kids tested!
In just 10 years, 15 Playhouses have opened and there are more in the works! GiGi’s is committed to the important mission of spreading positive and accurate information about Down syndrome through education. We know that by helping individuals with Down syndrome reach their highest potential, we can change outdated perceptions that people may have. The end result is a world that is empowered with knowledge, compassion, and inspiration – what a better place for all of us!


GiGi’s Playhouse is a group of Down syndrome achievement centers across North America and Mexico!

GiGi’s Playhouse is a group of Down syndrome achievement centers across North America, where individuals with Down syndrome and their families can learn, develop, grow and share.
All of our programs are free to our families and are educational and/or therapeutic in nature
We will have 16 Playhouses open around the country by the end of 2013 and our first international playhouse opened in Mexico this year
Our literacy and math program provide one on one tutoring and teaches individuals with DS the way that they learn best.
We have 26 programs from infants to adulthood. (Including help with prenatal diagnosis and adult programming)
Most of the materials used in our literacy program are custom made at the Playhouses to meet the needs of the individual student
We tutor thousands of kids in literacy and math with great success.
GiGi's Playhouse is something different to everyone - (education, therapy, support, fun, self esteem) but for all its a place to belong.
We have national awareness campaigns including our 30 foot i have a voice travelling gallery and our award winning awareness calendar.
Our children wear their diagnosis on their face and are often judged because of it. (which is why the Playhouses and our national campaigns are so important)
Our tag line is educate. inspire. believe.
The Playhouse is so much more than a place, it is a feeling. A feeling of hope, acceptance and excitement that extends to the family and in to the community.
GiGi’s is a 501c3 charitable organization and is almost all volunteer run.
GiGi’s i have a voice billboards are popping up around the country!


For the last 12 years, GiGi’s Playhouse has served as a trusted partner in achievement, belief and confidence for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Distinct locations, 30+ purposeful programs offered at no charge, consistent resources a

Did you know that a child with special needs is 3 times more likely to bullied than a typical child but the more disturbing part is that 85% of people do not intervene!!! This needs to change!

We cannot change Down syndrome. But we can change the way

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Founded: 2012

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