Introducing Seth And His Many Talents!
Born in the fall of 1987, Seth K. is the youngest of three children. He learned sign language before he could talk! Seth is a social butterfly with a friendly face, who loves to tell people what he is thinking and feeling. Seth has a smile for everyone he greets, often accompanied by a big hug and an exuberant “I love you!” He is also known to start many a conversation with “Good news…”
Seth is helpful and loves to work. He likes to try new things, but he also likes to know in advance what he’s doing. Seth enjoys making money and when he gets a paycheck, he celebrates by going to Dairy Queen. Don’t we all love to celebrate with ice cream?!
Seth has been part of our ACBDD family since he was 3 years old, and he graduated from Marimor School in 2009. Since graduating, Seth works at Marimor Industries and keeps busy with many extracurricular activities. He volunteers at the Food Bank and loves spending time with his 12 nieces and nephews. He’s also in the Venture Crew scouting program, attends Awakening Minds Art classes, and participates in the Allen County Special Olympics program. He likes to compete in the 100-meter dash, softball throw, basketball skills, and bowling.
In addition to all of this, Seth and Amy Werking, an educational aide at Marimor School, perform together at various churches. Seth signs the words to songs as Amy sings. They are terrific together! Amy said that Seth is never nervous about performing, and he is very enthusiastic. Seth’s mom, Nancy, also helps; she learns the songs and prompts Seth as he performs. This December, Seth and Amy will be performing at the Southside Christian Church in Lima.
The one thing we didn’t mention is that Seth just happens to have Down Syndrome. Since October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, it seemed like the right time to share his story. For more stories on the hard-working and active individuals served by the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities, visit our blog.
*Seth has positively impacted so many people in his life, and this blog was created by a few of them: Kim Osborn, Sue Savinsky, and Melodie Conley. Theses ladies are all dedicated staff members who are proud to know Seth.