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News Archive

NDSS archives some of the key past news items for reference.

  1. Sabbatical or What I Did with My Summer Vacation

    I came to Womble Carlyle ten years ago in 2003. In the summer of 2013, I took a three month sabbatical to work at the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS).

  2. Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland Appoints National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Vice President of Advocacy & Affiliate Relations Sara Hart Weir

    Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland appointed National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Vice President of Advocacy & Affiliate Relations Sara Hart Weir to the Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

  3. Justice for Ethan Saylor: Change.org Petition

    NDSS joins the Saylor Family, Maryland Delegate Mizeur, Change.org, and the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) in delivering 338,000 signatures to Maryland Governor O’Malley at the State House in Annapolis, Maryland.

  4. Press Release: Independent Investigation Regarding Ethan Saylor

    National Down Syndrome Congress and National Down Syndrome Society Applaud the US Department of Justice for Investigating Whether the Civil Rights of Ethan Saylor Were Violated

  5. Washington, DC Leadership Network Kick-Off Event

    NDSS Honors 20 Members of Congress at DC Leadership Network Kick-Off Event

  6. NDSS Supports the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination

    NDSS Announces Largest Grant to Support the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination

  7. An Update on NDSS Actions in Response to the Death of Robert Ethan Saylor

    NDSS has provided an update on our comprehensive plan to prevent tragedies such as the death of Robert Ethan Saylor from occurring again.

  8. New Postsecondary Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    NDSS Joins Forces with Advocates in Texas to Expand Postsecondary Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  9. NDSS Your Way in May

    Join NDSS Your Way in May! NDSS Your Way invites you to compete, celebrate and create with us through our online fundraising program that is geared towards independent fundraisers interested in raising money on behalf of NDSS. As a participant in the program this month, each week your name will be included in a random drawing to win a great prize.

  10. NDSS Takes Multiple Actions to Prevent Tragedies Such as the Death of Robert Ethan Saylor from Occurring in the Future

    The NDSS comprehensive approach to prevent another tragedy like the death of Robert Ethan Saylor includes specific short term and long term actions, both in supporting F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and the Saylor Family, and people with Down syndrome across the country. We take this matter and community feedback very seriously, and we have outlined all our steps towards law enforcement/first responder training and the need for an independent inquiry.

  11. NDSS Community Change-Maker Awards Presented to Michael Garcia and Laurenzo's Prime Rib

    NDSS Community Change-Maker Awards Presented to Michael Garcia and Laurenzo's Prime Rib

  12. Open Letter from Self-Advocate Connor Long to Waiter Michael Garcia

    Michael Garcia, a waiter at Laurenzo’s in Houston, TX, refused to wait on a family who had made a negative comment about a child from another family in the restaurant, who had Down syndrome. NDSS DS-Ambassador Connor Long's open letter to Michael Garcia thanks him for standing up for what is right.

  13. World Down Syndrome Day 2013

    World Down Syndrome Day is on 3/21 to symbolize a third copy of the 21st chromosome in people with Down syndrome. Celebrate the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome on March 21!

  14. Meeting with US Department of Justice

    NDSS meets with the US Department of Justice following the tragic death of Robert Ethan Saylor.

  15. Robert Ethan Saylor

    NDSS stands with our affiliate in Frederick County, Maryland in their response to the tragic incident involving Robert Ethan Saylor.

  16. The Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids® is Here!

    NDSS corporate partner Toys“R”Us once again publishes it's Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®.

  17. Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2012

    October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month! There are many ways to celebrate and get involved. We encourage you to raise awareness for people with Down syndrome this month!

  18. The ABLE Act: Full Steam Ahead in the US Congress

    The US Congress might be in recess until the week of September 10th, but NDSS, our advocates from the Down syndrome community, and other national disability organizations are not. We are working hard to pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) of 2011 (S. 1872/H.R. 3423) this Congress.

  19. Introducing the New NDSS Website

    NDSS is pleased to unveil a new and improved website!

  20. World Down Syndrome Day 2012

    March 21, 2012 marked the first World Down Syndrome Day officially recognized by the United Nations.

  21. Recent News Placements

    NDSS is pleased to work with so many people across the country who help us further our mission of promoting the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. We thank those who covered NDSS in the media this month.

  22. Casting Call: Toys "R" Us Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids

    NDSS is pleased to announce that our corporate partner, Toys“R”Us, is looking for models for their annual Toys "R" Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids.

  23. Over 220 Down Syndrome Advocates Make Their Voices Heard on Capitol Hill at the 2013 Buddy Walk® on Washington

    The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) hosted our annual Buddy Walk® on Washington on March 13 – 14 in Washington, D.C. The two-day advocacy event brought over 220 individuals from across the country to our nation's capital to advocate for legislative priorities that positively impact the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families. Advocates from the Down syndrome community met with more than 300 members of Congress to bring our issues to the forefront of their agendas.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • My Great Story
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors