About DSC

The Down Syndrome Community (“DSC”) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide impactful programs and resources for individuals with Down syndrome and their families while evolving perceptions in the broader community.  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.