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Speaking on Business: GiGi's Playhouse

GiGi's Playhouse programming is designed to support personal development based on goals for individuals of all ages with Down syndrome.

Chris Redgrave Aug 10, 2018


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

After her daughter was born in 2002, Nancy Gianni realized Gigi, who has Down syndrome, could do many of the same things as other children but was perceived to be limited in her abilities. So, she set out to change this perception and founded GiGi’s Playhouse to demonstrate the capacity of children like her daughter. It has now evolved into a national movement for parents to find educational and free resources for their special needs children, with almost 40 GiGi’s Playhouses nationwide.

In Utah, GiGi’s Playhouse opened in Layton four years ago, under the leadership of Brittanie Flint. Their programming is designed to support personal development based on goals for individuals of all ages with Down syndrome. They believe it’s a lifetime commitment to work with this group, so each program integrates therapies focused on gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech and socialization. And families can participate at GiGi’s Playhouse no matter the age or ability level of their children.

Becky says they’re serving over 100 families every month at GiGi’s Playhouse Layton. As a non-profit organization, they operate on donations and will be holding their annual fundraiser, GiGi’s Greatest Gala”, based on the “Greatest Showman”, on Sept. 8 from 6-10 p.m. at the Davis Conference Center in Layton.

Purchase your tickets at www.gigisplayhouse.org/layton.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

GiGi’s Playhouse
471 Heritage Park Blvd.
Layton, UT 84041
801-784-7489

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