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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...

#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...