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Spotlight On: Sara & Ruben Smith

To get some pandemic perspective from our younger crowd, we spoke with siblings Sara (10) and Ruben (13) Smith about how and what they are doing during the stay-at-home order. Here’s their take on staying home (instead of spring break in Puerto Vallarta...

Spotlight On: Research Studies benefiting Down syndrome

Always happy to advance scientific knowledge, we interviewed several researchers in the Puget Sound area – Nicole Simard, Roxanne Hudson, and the DSC Learning Program’s own Katy Bateman – who are recruiting participants with Down syndrome for their studies...

COVID-19 Facts

During this incredibly challenging time, we hope that you are staying safe and healthy. As each day is bringing new information on the spread of COVID-19, please stay informed by visiting CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and  Washington...

Spotlight On: Lindsey Strickland

You can’t help but want to know more when you talk with Lindsey Strickland, founder of “Worth the Conversation” and mom to four kids, including one adopted son with Down syndrome – so that’s what we did, sat down to learn more about Lindsey’s family...

Spotlight On: Dani Martin

    She’s been a star employee at her neighborhood Quality Food Center for many years, and now Dani Martin has a healthy food focus to share. We talked to her about her advice on eating, exercise, dancing in the kitchen, and more! How long have...

Meg Ulbricht, Honored Guest

Meg Ulbricht was the Honored Guest at the 23rd Annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk on October 6, 2019. For those who missed her wonderful speech, the following is a transcript: Hello, my name is Meg Ulbricht and I have Down syndrome for life.  I am a...

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...