Today I got a random email from an old provider of ours. I was not even going to read it but I am glad I did because it contained exciting news. There is a Down Syndrome Awareness Center opening up in Morningside Heights, right near us.
Gigi's Playhouse was originally started as a play space for children with Down Syndrome by a parent of a little girl named Gigi. It has since evolved into a national organization with playhouses in different cities all over the US. They offer programming and educational activities for children of all ages and their parents.
The goal is to raise awareness about Down Syndrome, provide support to the parents and give the children a great place to learn, play and gain confidence. You can find out more information here.
The NY location is opening at the end of February and I am definitely going to check it out. Just another example of how networking is so important when trying to navigate the world of Special Needs.