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Parent Orientation – GiGi’s Playhouse
Sunday, January 13 · 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMCost: Free
RSVP BELOW: If you are the parent/caregiver to someone with Down syndrome, please attend the Parent Orientation and you do not need to attend a Volunteer Orientation. You only need to attend one training. You may RSVP your child with DS of any age or siblings needing a supervisor for Open Play program offered at same time. Do not include children on this RSVP.
You may RSVP for Open Play, and we will have volunteers available to supervise while you attend Parent Orientation. Include your child/adult with Down syndrome and any siblings needing supervision.
Come and learn about OUR PLAYHOUSE. This Orientation is specific to parents/caregivers of those with Down syndrome. Bring your entire family. We will have activities for all ages during this orientation. Siblings are always included in our programs as well. WE FINALLY HAVE A PLACE TO CALL OUR OWN, WITH PROGRAMS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WITH DOWN SYNDROME, WHERE OUR LOVED ONES WILL ALWAYS KNOW THEY ARE ACCEPTED AND A PLACE THAT IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN THEM. Come learn how to get started as part of the GiGi’s Playhouse Family and how our Playhouse will operate and grow. Note: If you can’t attend one of these sessions, there will be more, just check back on our website calendar at www.gigisplayhouse.org/tampa
GiGi’s Playhouse (www.gigisplayhouse.org) is a network of non-profit Down Syndrome Achievement Centers with the mission to change the way the world views Down syndrome through community campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome and their families. GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa will make a lifetime commitment to support and empower families from prenatal diagnosis, birth and through to adulthood by offering no-cost therapeutic, educational and career development programs.
GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa will offer one-on-one math and literacy tutoring, handwriting classes, a daily schedule of signature and specialty programs for all ages. Therapeutic and fitness based programs will build self-esteem and strengthen low muscle tone, advance gross and fine motor skills and speech impairment while encouraging social skills. Career and life-skills programs for teens adults will empower generations of a trained workforce and the opportunity to pursue a more independent lifestyle. A culinary kitchen will give participants an opportunity to learn life and workplace skills expanding options for independence and employment.
GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa is fulfilling the dream of the Down syndrome community of having a location where individuals with Down syndrome of all ages will have a place to call their own, where they will feel safe and can explore their abilities through proven programs with support and celebration. Parents will no longer feel the anxiety of finding a place where their loved one will be unconditionally accepted and offered the opportunity to become their best of all. Each participant will grow with the programs at their own pace and interact with their peers in an environment of celebration and achievement. No matter the age, individuals with Down syndrome will be offered the opportunity to grow their knowledge and skills. Families will experience support and learn that they are not alone and are part of an amazing community that appreciates the joys and highlights the positive.