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New place in Rochester aims to change view of Down syndrome

Gigi's Playhouse serves adults and children with Down Syndrome, along with their families, in the Rochester community.

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - There is a new place in Rochester looking to change the way the world views Down syndrome.

Gigi's Playhouse serves adults and children with Down Syndrome, along with their families, in the Rochester community.

Their goal is to create a place where everyone belongs.

They have tutoring, programs for speech and motor skills, and even career skills programs.

All of the programs at the Playhouse are supported and made possible through donations and grants.

"To be here is amazing," said Chris Tumminelli, treasurer of Gigi's Playhouse. "To be able to offer this to the community of Rochester, to have all the kids come here to use this facility for free. All our programs are free, everything we do is free. It's amazing to watch him grow up here and to watch the little ones."

October is Down Syndrome Acceptance Month. You can learn more about Gigi's Playhouse here.

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