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Down Syndrome Community Of Puget Sound

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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

Mission: Advocate for and assist people with down syndrome.

Programs: Host family and community social events across the puget sound region, providing a supportive, non-judgemental environment for people with down syndrome, their families and friends, facilitating communication between families with similar experiences.

sponsor the annual puget sound buddy walk, an event where approximately 1300 people with down syndrome, family, friends, educators, therapists, legislators and community leaders promote advocacy, awareness and networking around down syndrome. ($276 in in-kind donations received)

learning program designed to teach children with down syndrome and their parents skill development for literacy, math, language and fine motor skills. This program is designed to supplement traditional education, focusing on parents as the first teachers for their children.

community groups

new parent packets made available to local hospitals to educate parents about care of and services available for babies with down syndrome.

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