The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017

Letters of Response

NDSS takes inaccurate statements and offensive comments made about Down syndrome and people with Down syndrome in the media very seriously. We police the major media channels every day of the year.

We thank you for sending us any offense that we might have missed that you feel warrants a national organization's response. You can send the information to NDSS Chief of Staff Kandi Pickard at

Below is a selection of recent major offenses that we have responded to, only one version of each letter is shown, while we often write to many individiuals from producer to writer, and so forth.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors