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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...

Spotlight On: DSC

Wednesday, May 9th, is Seattle Foundation's GIVEBIG 2018. GIVEBIG Seattle is a one day online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving the Greater Seattle area. In 2017, donors raised $19 million for local nonprofits – bringing the...

Spotlight On: Louise Avery

Many of you know Louise Avery as Miss Kitty, the powerhouse behind Megarama Day, but you may not know that Louise has been part of the Down Syndrome Community for over 20 years and during that time, spent approximately 10 years on the DSC Board of Directors...

Dine Out For Ds 2018

March 21st is an important day for our community as it is World Down Syndrome Day!  The day, March 21st - or 3/21 – represents the third replication of the twenty-first chromosome, which is unique to Down syndrome. This global day of awareness has...

iCan Bike Registration – Now Open

The DSC and My Village Northwest are sponsoring an iCan Bike camp this summer! iCan Bike teaches individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike in 75-minute session over the course of 5 consecutive days, using a fleet of adapted bicycles, specialized...

Spotlight On: Jodi Gedansky

Teachers are so important to our kids' education and every once in a while you come across one that stands out. Jodi Gedansky is one of them. She is a special education teacher at Seattle's Eckstein Middle School. She has taught many children with Down...

Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Ds

When BETC member Maeson Harper started learning tennis a couple of years ago, she would stand still and swing the racquet at the approaching ball and frequently miss. If the ball was out of her reach, she would never move to it, just swing and watch...

Spotlight On: Mia Crump

Last month, we introduced you to Elaine Walker, Special Olympics coach for the Washington State Gymnastics Team competing in the 2018 USA Games being held in Seattle this July. This month, we thought we’d introduce you to one of the athletes,13 year old...

Spotlight On: Elaine Walker

Next month, some of the world’s greatest athletes will be competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea. In July, Seattle will host some pretty impressive athletes as well during the Special Olympics USA Games. Coaching Team Washington Gymnastics...

Spotlight On: The Gehrke Family

If you’ve been to a DSC event in the last couple of years, you probably saw the Gehrke Family. They will be returning to help out at this year’s DSC Holiday Party, so we thought it would be fun to get to know them a little better. How did you starting...