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  • Seattle Parks and Recreation spans the city of Seattle, from Bitterlake to Rainier Beach with parks, pools, trails, community centers, and even golf courses – comprising over 6000 acres which amounts to about 12% of the city’s land. Within its vast offering is a unit......

  • Meeting Jonah Zeichner, one is easily captivated by his easy confidence, good looks, and strong enthusiasm for his work at the zoo. During one childhood visit to the Woodland Park Zoo, the orangutans were, as usual, doing their own thing, ignoring the visitors – until......

  • A year ago, in anticipation of Seattle hosting the Special Olympics USA Games, The Welcome Inclusion (WIN) initiative was launched – with the aim of making King County a model for community inclusion. We spoke with Erin Brewer, Director of Outreach and Communications for WIN.......

  • Since the 2018 Special Olympic USA Games will be held in Seattle next month, we decided to highlight the games in this month’s Spotlight On. For those who haven’t heard or don’t know the specific details of the games, they will be held in the......

  • Wednesday, May 9th, is Seattle Foundation’s GIVEBIG 2018. GIVEBIG Seattle is a one day online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving the Greater Seattle area. In 2017, donors raised $19 million for local nonprofits – bringing the seven-year combined total to just......

  • Many of you know Louise Avery as Miss Kitty, the powerhouse behind Megarama Day, but you may not know that Louise has been part of the Down Syndrome Community for over 20 years and during that time, spent approximately 10 years on the DSC Board......

  • March 21st is an important day for our community as it is World Down Syndrome Day!  The day, March 21st – or 3/21 – represents the third replication of the twenty-first chromosome, which is unique to Down syndrome. This global day of awareness has been observed by the United......

  • The DSC and My Village Northwest are sponsoring an iCan Bike camp this summer! iCan Bike teaches individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike in 75-minute session over the course of 5 consecutive days, using a fleet of adapted bicycles, specialized instructional program......

  • Teachers are so important to our kids’ education and every once in a while you come across one that stands out. Jodi Gedansky is one of them. She is a special education teacher at Seattle’s Eckstein Middle School. She has taught many children with Down......

  • When BETC member Maeson Harper started learning tennis a couple of years ago, she would stand still and swing the racquet at the approaching ball and frequently miss. If the ball was out of her reach, she would never move to it, just swing and......