Daily Herald: GiGi's Playhouse Expands

August 25, 2013 8:11:54 AM PDT
Nancy Gianni took a chance 10 years ago to open a Down syndrome awareness center in Hoffman Estates. Since then GiGi's Playhouse has expanded to more than a dozen locations.

Now, the organization is moving to a new location that will have a bigger play area, more learning labs, a comprehensive learning program for adults called GiGi University and a retail store called Hugs & Mugs run by adults with Down syndrome.

"This is really a statement that people are believing in us, that they believe in our kids," Gianni said.

You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, August 25, 2013, or online at dailyherald.com.