About Nancy Gianni

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Nancy Gianni, Chief Belief Officer of GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers and mother of four from South Barrington IL.  Nancy is the dynamic force that is changing the disability world.  With 36 GiGi’s Playhouse locations across the US and Mexico, and a demand to open 200 more worldwide using her replicable model, she has no choice but to stay at the top of her game.  Gianni, possessed with over-the-top energy and drive, serves as both the visionary leader behind the organization’s launch and dramatic growth; and perhaps in her most important role, being GiGi’s mom. She gave birth to her fourth child, GiGi, in 2002. After receiving the Down syndrome diagnosis, her fears coupled with the negative reactions of the medical staff made Nancy believe that her life, as she knew it, was over.  Well, GiGi had another plan!  Her birth sparked a remarkable journey of miracles, hope and unconditional love that is now helping hundreds of thousands of people every day. What began as a mother’s vision to change perception, and maximize her daughter’s successes, has evolved into a global movement of acceptance for ALL!  GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY international network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers created to provide FREE life-changing therapeutic and educational programs for all ages.