Playhouse designed with needs of people with Down syndrome

Playhouse designed with needs of people with Down syndrome

A facility aimed at achievement for kids and adults with Down syndrome may soon come to the Madison area.

Gigi’s Playhouse has locations across the country, and it offers something for everyone — from expecting parents to toddlers and adults with Down syndrome. The playhouse includes therapy programs and educational classes, all designed with the needs of people with the condition.

It’s something organizers say isn’t available in Madison–yet.

“Kids with Down syndrome do need more,” says Patrick Ryan, one of the organizers for the Madison location. “They need additional support, additional specific educational programs geared toward their learning styles — and I don’t think there’s really somewhere in the Madison community where we can find that under one roof.”

The organization recently secured a location off Verona Road and hopes to open later this year, but they still need help. If you’d like to donate to the cause, go to their website at gigisplayhouse.org/madison.

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