On March 21, we are encouraging everyone to take time to celebrate people with Down syndrome. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome. To celebrate, the DSC is collaborating with a number of businesses to support our community on 3/21. Check out our blog for details! We hope you can join us!
Our First Call program welcomes new and expecting parents by providing accurate, up-to-date information and parent mentors. Support starts at diagnosis and continues from infancy through adulthood. Our help line gives you immediate access to our deep store of experience and connections.
The biggest party of the year happens every October at the Puget Sound Buddy Walk. We also host fun networking events throughout the year, and team up with other organizations when opportunities arise to bring you spontaneous events.
We sponsor age-based social groups across the region through our DSC Friends program. Our affiliate groups include D.A.D.S. of Puget Sound, The U.P.S.I.D.E., and Whidbey Island. We foster relationships with national and local nonprofits who also support individuals with Down syndrome, such as NDSS, NDSC, the Arc and IDSC.
We offer bi-annual conferences, various speaker events, and educational programs, such as the Learning Program. We continually educate the public and our membership on issues of interest to our community.
As people near adulthood, they become more interested in affecting the world around them. We strive to offer both opportunities for enrichment and growth as well as occasions for advocacy—all intended to create strong, lifelong self-advocates.