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Giving back on #GivingTuesday

  Every year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we 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...

Spotlight On: Daryl Harper and SOWA Tennis

Thanks to the vision and tenacity of DSC Board Member Daryl Harper, Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) has tennis teams for the first time in 20 years. We spoke with Daryl to get an idea how this team came to fruition and what motivated him to get teams...

Spotlight On: Melinda Raebyne

For Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the DSC and Raise Expectations are releasing a PSA highlighting the importance of inclusion. Melinda Raebyne is the director of the PSA. We spoke with Melinda to gain a better insight into how she was able to pull the video...

Why Did We Make “This Is Me”?

By: Sean Adelman Watch the Video Rarely does inspiration come in a single defined moment of clarity where all your thoughts are defined into a single goal; become an advocate is one of those rare moments.  For me, it occurred at 0900 on September 6th...

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: Mark J. Hublar

For the 2017 Puget Sound Buddy Walk, our keynote speaker will be Mark J. Hublar. Mark has his own business in which he speaks to both profit and nonprofit businesses and organizations. Mark turns 53 on September 1 (Happy Birthday!) and is excited to explore...

Self-Advocate: Devon Adelman

What does DSC board member Devon Adelman have in common with Seattle Seahawks greats like Jim Zorn, Matt Hasselbeck, Steve Largent, and Marshawn Lynch? Or USA Olympic athletes Courtney Thompson, Apolo Ohno, Emily Silver, and Ariana Kukors? What about the...

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: Frannie Ronan

If you've been to a DSC event, you probably know who Frannie Ronan is. Most recently, she was one of the adorable girls who stole the show with their rendition of “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music at last months’ Talent Show. You also may have...

Spotlight On: Dr. Lisa Herzig

Lisa Herzig, M.D. is the Assistant Professor of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital. She recently opened the Down Syndrome Specialty Clinic located on the University of Washington Medical Center campus. For our Spotlight On we...