Category: Spotlight On

Spotlight On: Faith Dunn

DSC community member Faith Dunn made Roosevelt High School History when she scored the first run on the Slow Pitch Softball Team. This month we interviewed Faith to learn more about the softball team and what inclusion...

Spotlight On: The Lyman Family

DSC parent Matt Lyman will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with a 3-day bike ride from Bellingham, WA to Portland, OR. This month we interviewed him to learn more about his family's involvement with the DSC and what inspired...

Spotlight On: Charlotte Fien

Charlotte (Charlie) Fien is a DSC Community Member who has spent years advocating for individuals with Down syndrome. As a self-advocate she spoke at the United Nations- Geneva in 2018. She will be getting married to her fiancé Riley this summer. This month...

Spotlight On: Joey Kane

We are so fortunate to have a self-advocate on the DSC Board of Directors. This month we interviewed Joey Kane, to learn more about his job and his involvement with the DSC.What is your favorite part about being on the DSC Board of Directors?My favorite part...

Spotlight On: Raechel Benson

We are so proud that DSC member, Raechel Benson, will be participating in the Miss Washington Teen USA Pageant later this month where she will be the first participant to have Down syndrome. We interviewed Raechel to learn more about her favorite DSC events...

Spotlight On: Eric Angelo

Eric Angelo has been selected by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) as one of the 500 people to be featured in the video presentation that is being aired in Times Square during the New York City Buddy Walk on September 12th.The Angelo Family has participated...

Spotlight On: The Baker Family

To get some pandemic and Learning Program perspective from our community, we spoke with Jacque Baker about how her daughter, Madeline, who has benefited from Learning Program in the past and now applies the program to the present. How are you spending your...

Spotlight On: Alejandro Grajal

In just days, Woodland Park Zoo will host our 23rd annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk! We are clearly thrilled with this new partnership and spoke with the zoo’s President and CEO Alejandro Grajal about this event and the zoo’s ongoing commitment to inclusion...

Spotlight On: Erin Klones

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! Why...

Spotlight On: Nik Harber

On World Down Syndrome Day, the DSC debuted our brand new logo. The new design was a collaboration between the DSC Board of Directors and Nik Harber, graphic designer at Groovypearl Designs. We explained our vision, and he brought it to life. For this month's...