“Funds to implement the Peer IMPACT program, which will train students with disabilities and students without disabilities to understand disability history and self advocacy; stand up to and intervene in the face of bullying or abuse of people with disabilities; and to conduct student-led projects that will improve school-wide understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Malden, MA (Essex County)
AMOUNT: $70,000 over Two Years

Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued