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

The Down Syndrome Community
invites you and your family and friends to

 The Eighteenth Annual
Puget Sound Buddy Walk®

Sunday, October 5, 2014

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Seattle Center Next 50 Plaza



Buddy Walk® Details 



Register, create teams to raise money, pledge money to a team or to the walk 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!

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You can now 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 Program at Virginia Mason is turning one!

A message from Rebecca Partridge MD, Virginia Mason Pediatrics:

In April 2013, Virginia Mason Pediatrics in Issaquah launched the first and only program in Washington focused on improving the health and development of children with Down syndrome and their families.  Thanks to you, our inaugural year in Issaquah has been a success, and we are delighted to be making an impact in the lives of children with Down syndrome as well as our community.

To celebrate, we are excited to announce expansion of our services to include Seattle!

On select Thursdays starting in April, we will be offering services at the new Virginia Mason University Village Medical Clinic. 

To make an appointment with the Down Syndrome Program, please call:

Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Clinic
    100 NE Gilman Blvd
    Issaquah, WA 98027
Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center
    2671 NE 46th St.
    Seattle, WA 98105

Thank you for your support of the Down Syndrome Program at Virginia Mason and for the opportunity to be part of these families’ lives!   

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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