Latest DSC News

  • 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 everyone......

  • 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! His......

  • 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......

  •   On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we will 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 appreciation.......

  • This school year marks the 5th year in a row the DSC is offering The Learning Program, a curriculum specially designed by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County for individuals with Down syndrome. Although there is a fee to participate, scholarships are offered, and......

  • We met with Joey Kane the morning after he threw the opening pitch for the Seattle Mariner’s baseball game! Although an absolutely delightful surprise as part of his award the previous evening, he was still a bit embarrassed that everyone sharing our elevator had to......

  • 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......