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Message from our new Executive Director

Today, I am honored and thrilled to address you as the Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound’s new Executive Director. My background involves over 20 years leading nonprofits by building major fundraising initiatives and community relations. As a retired...

Spotlight On: Ready, Set, Kindergarten

We spoke with Erin Klones and Courtney Criss, our own Down Syndrome Community members, who created the incredible Ready, Set, Kindergarten program, a much needed resource and knowledge building class available for our members with children entering Kindergarten...

Spotlight On: Eric Matthes

If you happen to be in Olympia during a legislative session, you’re likely to run into Eric Matthes, The Arc of King County’s Coordinator of Community Change Champions. His eloquent testimony influences legislators and impacts individuals with varying abilities...

Spotlight On: Devon Adelman & Becky Ronan

A huge thank you to two of our tenured DSC board members who have stepped away from the board to focus on the many other great pursuits they are engaged in: Devon Adelman and Becky Ronan. You’ve likely encountered them already as they are often at...

Spotlight On: Eli’s Park Project

  The impact a person can have on an entire community can be stunning, even if that person is with us far too briefly. Eli Reischl enriched those around him during his life of just under 4 years, and although illness took him from us in 2017, he continues...

Spotlight On: The Lady Bug Girl Scout Troop

Anjulie, Faith, Grace, Hannah, Lillie, Maddie, Mia, Nora, Raechel, and Sarina are 10 teenage girls who have been friends for a remarkably long time. Their friendship cemented in large part because of the Girl Scout troop formed by their moms 9 years...

Dine Out for Ds 2019

March 21 (3/21) is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). This date was chosen because it represents the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome which is unique to Trisomy 21 commonly known as Down syndrome. The Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound (DSC) is encouraging...

Spotlight On: Maxford Brown

Maxford Brown seems like any other teen, but he’s recently achieved local fame! He may appear unassumingly in lots of places typical for a teenager – school, sports teams, or having fun with friends – but this school year, Maxford appeared in the news!...

Spotlight On: Overnight Camps

Some would say overnight camp is a rite of childhood. And thankfully that rite is becoming more accessible to all children regardless of their needs, whether physical, financial, or otherwise. While it can be hard to let go and trust someone else to take care...

Spotlight On: The Benoit Family

In this season of giving, Bob and Jill Benoit were asked to share the story of their recent gift to the Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound. The DSC is grateful for their generous gift and the story surrounding it and hope it will inspire everyone this...