Latest DSC News

  • 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......

  • Thanks to the vision and tenacity of DSC Board Member Daryl Harper, Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) has tennis teams for the first time in 20 years. We spoke with Daryl to get an idea how this team came to fruition and what motivated him to......

  • For Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the DSC and Raise Expectations are releasing a PSA highlighting the importance of inclusion. Melinda Raebyne is the director of the PSA. We spoke with Melinda to gain a better insight into how she was able to pull the video......

  • By: Sean Adelman Watch the Video Rarely does inspiration come in a single defined moment of clarity where all your thoughts are defined into a single goal; become an advocate is one of those rare moments.  For me, it occurred at 0900 on September 6th,......

  • For the 2017 Puget Sound Buddy Walk, our keynote speaker will be Mark J. Hublar. Mark has his own business in which he speaks to both profit and nonprofit businesses and organizations. Mark turns 53 on September 1 (Happy Birthday!) and is excited to explore......

  • What does DSC board member Devon Adelman have in common with Seattle Seahawks greats like Jim Zorn, Matt Hasselbeck, Steve Largent, and Marshawn Lynch? Or USA Olympic athletes Courtney Thompson, Apolo Ohno, Emily Silver, and Ariana Kukors? What about the ever popular Mariners Edgar Martinez,......

  • Recently, the Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound elected four new members to join our Board of Directors. We thought we’d get to know a little more about one of them, Erin Klones, in this issue of ‘Spotlight On’. Welcome to the DSC Board, Erin!......

  • If you’ve been to a DSC event, you probably know who Frannie Ronan is. Most recently, she was one of the adorable girls who stole the show with their rendition of “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music at last months’ Talent Show. You......