Latest DSC News

  • 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......

  • Last month, we introduced you to Elaine Walker, Special Olympics coach for the Washington State Gymnastics Team competing in the 2018 USA Games being held in Seattle this July. This month, we thought we’d introduce you to one of the athletes,13 year old Mia Crump.......

  • Next month, some of the world’s greatest athletes will be competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea. In July, Seattle will host some pretty impressive athletes as well during the Special Olympics USA Games. Coaching Team Washington Gymnastics is Seattle Gymnastics Academy President,......

  • If you’ve been to a DSC event in the last couple of years, you probably saw the Gehrke Family. They will be returning to help out at this year’s DSC Holiday Party, so we thought it would be fun to get to know them a......

  •   Every year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we participate in #GivingTuesday, a chance for people to give back to the organizations that mean the most to them. This isn’t just a time for donating funds to causes, it is a time for showing your......