GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse offers more than 30 therapeutic, educational and career development program all for free.

Programs are created by professional therapists and teachers who generously donate their time and expertise. All programs are based on best practices for Down syndrome learning styles, and customized to ensure individual success. GiGi’s Playhouse actually serves infants through adults. GiGi’s Playhouse is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL; with 45+ locations throughout the United States and Mexico, with more opening soon.

GiGi’s Playhouse makes a difference every day. Our unique points of difference empower individuals and their parents to achieve their greatest potential with confidence, independence, and joy. We have a “place”: we will never let location be a barrier to success. We have “programs”: we will never let curriculum be a boundary to achievement. Most importantly, programs are free. We will never let cost deter our families from participation or impede the achievement of our children and adults.


Programs Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Indianapolis, IN
“I loved getting to interact with the adults and children that I worked with. This internship really pushed me out of my comfort zone, as I was suddenly designing and teaching classes/programs. I love that I made lifelong friendships and connections out of this internship, and many special memories. ”

Adult Literacy Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Madison, WI
“I really enjoyed working at Gigi's; it was fun to work with my pupils and we all made great strides.”
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