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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...

#GivingTuesday – November 27, 2018

  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...

Spotlight On: The Learning Program

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...

Spotlight On: Joey Kane

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...

Spotlight On: Jonah Zeichner

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...

Spotlight On: Welcome Inclusion WIN

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...

Spotlight On: Special Olympics USA Games

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...