Down Syndrome Indiana Position Statement: GiGi’s Playhouse

Down Syndrome Indiana would like to be the first to give a warm welcome to the newest Down syndrome organization in the neighborhood, GiGi's Playhouse-Indianapolis! Down Syndrome Indiana recognizes that there are varied interests among the Down syndrome community. Examples include geographical considerations, cultural considerations, educational considerations and age considerations. Down Syndrome Indiana also recognizes and welcomes the benefits of a variety of community groups that serve these varied interests among our families.

We believe that a partnership between these two separate nonprofit organizations, Down Syndrome Indiana and GiGi's Playhouse, will enhance the variety of resources and programming available to the Down syndrome community in Indiana. We look forward to a mutually respectful relationship where Down Syndrome Indiana and GiGi's programs will complement each other rather than compete. DSI will continue its current outreach, education, support and advocacy programs including the Buddy Walk(R), First Call, parent support groups, educational presentations, the Fly-in and the DSI D.A.D.S. Golf Outing. GiGi's Playhouse is a direct service provider that will offer programs that are both educational and therapeutic in nature.