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Gigi's Playhouse Opens in St. Louis Park

Posted at: 02/08/2013 4:55 PM
Updated at: 02/08/2013 8:22 PM
By: Jessica Miles

It's the first of its kind in Minnesota, and it will open its doors tomorrow.

Gigi's Playhouse in St. Louis Park is for children with Down Syndrome and their families.

It's a resource center that provides classes, therapy and tutoring for free.

A few Minnesota moms started the push more than a year ago, and with help, they raised a hundred thousand dollars to open this facility for their kids and others.

"Gigi's for us is life changing. It's empowering for me as a parent to know he will come to a positive place that accepts him and be around people that understand him, " says Chris Ackerman the mother of a two year old with Down Syndrome.

The grand opening for Gigi's Playhouse will be tomorrow from 10-1.

On Monday parents can start enrolling kids in their free programming.

To find out more about Gigi's Playhouse, click here.