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Gigi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers opening in Buffalo

Posted at 4:52 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 09:05:52-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — At 326 Kenmore Avenue in Buffalo, an empty building will soon be a place for kids and adults living with Down syndrome to learn and play.

You can find Gigi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers across the nation with 45 locations, and Buffalo will mark the 46 location come the beginning of December.
After the Mondschein Family found out four years ago their son would be living with Down syndrome, they decided to do some research on bringing new programs for him and other members of the community.

"It's really focused on helping individuals that are overlooked in society be the best they can be," Will Mondscein, Board President of Gigi's Playhouse Buffalo said.

The Facility will be completely free for families to attend. People living with Down Syndrome of all ages will be able to participate in learning activities, play areas, and be able to socialize with peers.

"The joy of watching them work hard is what's so rewarding about it," Mondscein said.

Renovations are starting now and the plan is to have the facility open in the first week of December. You can donate to the organization at this link here.