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The DSC helpline is now available.  Please contact us at 206-257-7191

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You can support the Down Syndrome Community by shopping at Amazon Smile.  Most anything you buy from will result in a donation to the DSC if you use the links provided.  There is no charge to you!  The more you shop at Amazon Smile, the more you donate to the DSC!  Thank you for your support!

Link your Fred Meyer card to the DSC's Fred Meyer community rewards account to automatically donate money every time you use your Fred Meyer card. 

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Down Syndrome Community at  You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 91611.






The Down Syndrome Community
thanks our sponsors, volunteers and all who attended

 The Eighteenth Annual
Puget Sound Buddy Walk
on October 5, 2014 at the Seattle Center

Registration has closed, but you may still pledge money to a team or to the walk at

Special Thanks to the 2014 Buddy Walk Committee:

Linda Michael, Co-Chair Lynne Palmisano, Co-Chair Mayumi Frame
Wendy Hawley Chelle Johnson Leanne Lengle
Brian Michael Becky Ronan Alison Winfield

Check out Tom Ellis' photos at his blog:

Andy Dibeh also posted some great photos at


Down Syndrome Community members spent the afternoon with some players with the Seattle Reign FC and Athletes for Hope on Monday, July 21st.
The DSC wishes to thank the players and staff who made this such a success.  More pictures, or check out our Twitter and Facebook feeds!

The Bake A Difference Family Favorites Cookbook is now available online! 
The Perfect Holiday Gift!
To order through PayPal, select the quantity desired below:
Number of Cookbooks Ordered
For more information please visit our Bake A Difference page.


The Down Syndrome Community is a registered 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families by focusing on education, communication, and advocacy.  Our service area includes the entire Puget Sound region and Western Washington.  Our members include a wide cross section of families and professionals across the United States.

Our goals are to:

  • Build a caring, understanding, supportive community open to all individuals and families whose lives include a person with Down syndrome.
  • Share and nurture a climate where every human being is recognized, their strengths appreciated, and their accomplishments respected and valued.
  • Strengthen the network of individuals and groups working with issues affecting the lives of those with developmental disabilities and their families.

Organized in the late 1980's to educate and advocate on behalf of individuals with Down syndrome in the community around Puget Sound.  Our all-volunteer organization has grown from a small group serving the Seattle area to all of Western Washington.  Please let us know if you would like to volunteer to help with our mission, or if you have any questions about Down syndrome.  Please take some time to explore our website for more information about Down syndrome and the many activities and events we offer.

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