GiGi’s Playhouse Nashville hosted a grand re-opening celebration on Nov. 13 to unveil its new location in Brentwood, which includes a larger space to meet the growing demand to serve more local families.

Nancy Giani and her daughter, GiGi, pose at the grand reopening celebration. // SUBMITTED
Nancy Giani and her daughter, GiGi, pose at the grand reopening celebration. // SUBMITTED

The event included an appearance by GiGi’s Playhouse Founder and Chief Belief Officer Nancy Gianni, a 2016 CNN Hero and an international advocate for people with Down syndrome.

Gigi’s Playhouse Nashville is now located at 1721 Carothers Parkway, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN  37027.

Founded in 2003, GiGi’s Playhouse is the only international network of Down syndrome achievement centers created to provide FREE life-changing therapeutic and educational programs for children, families and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse Nashville was founded in 2013 and has experienced significant growth, with constant inquiries from new families who hope to take advantage of the programs.

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GiGi’s Playhouse offers therapeutic recreation for children and adults. // SUBMITTED

The new space provides an additional 1,000 square feet, allowing for expansion of adult programming, additional tutoring and training facilities and makes it possible for the Playhouse to serve triple the amount of families it currently serves.

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers target the underserved population of more than 450,000 Americans living with Down syndrome. Its 31 locations in the U.S. and Mexico make a lifetime commitment to support and empower families from diagnosis to adulthood. GiGi’s Playhouse also works to break down barriers and change the way the world sees people who are different, by promoting acceptance for all through the #GenerationG campaign. The goal is to have a GiGi’s Playhouse in every state by 2021. GiGi’s Playhouse survives completely on donor funds and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. For more information about how you can help, visit www.GiGisPlayhouse.org.

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