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Recent News

This is the most recent news items from NDSS are in this section.

  1. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (S. 313/H.R. 647) Advances in the 113th Congress

    We are excited to announce the US Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, of the Senate Committee on Finance, has scheduled a Congressional hearing on the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (S. 313/H.R. 647).

  2. National Down Syndrome Society named 2014 Brand of the Year

  3. ACE Cash Express Makes Generous Donation to the National Down Syndrome Society

    The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is proud to have been the recipient of a generous donation from Ace Cash Express during the company’s Give a Little Campaign.

  4. The National Down Syndrome Society Joins Disability Rights Florida in Advocating to #LetGarrettFight

    Garrett Holeve, a 24 year old man with Down syndrome, has been denied his rights to an equal opportunity to compete in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

  5. Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) Programs Update

    Great strides towards postsecondary education, life in the community and employment are being made through the TPSID programs. It is essential that the TPSID programs and NCC be continued at the current funding level.

  6. Letter from NDSS President, Jon Colman, to Iggy Azalea in Response to the Lyrics in the Song "Fancy"

  7. National Down Syndrome Society Announces New Board of Directors Leadership

    The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) announced its new board of directors' leadership positions and named Captain Robert P. Taishoff JAGC, USN (ret) as its new Chairman of the Board.

  8. Patti Saylor To Testify at Senate Hearing

    Saylor to Testify before US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

  9. Design Dane's Helmet

    Get your design on the helmet on one of AMA Pro Racing's best riders!

  10. US Senate Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell Team Up to Back the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)’ number one legislative priority before the 113th Congress

    Senators Robert Casey Jr. and Richard Burr announced that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have cosponsored the ABLE Act

  11. NDSS Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day 2014

    Here is a list of ways to get involved with World Down Syndrome Day 2014.

  12. NDSS 2014 Buddy Walk® on Washington

    National Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk® on Washington Attracted over 320 Advocates from Across the Country to Capitol Hill to Advocate for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

  13. NDSS Inaugural Art Competition Winners

    NDSS is proud to announce our winners for the Inaugural Art Competition! NDSS invited all individuals with Down syndrome in the United States to submit their artwork, new or old, in an expression of creativity and originality to the theme of Self Expression: A Day in the Life of You. We received amazing pieces of art and look forward to displaying the winners at the NDSS Headquarters (New York and Washington, D.C.), select DC businesses, and select Congressional Offices!

  14. NDSS Participates in #GivingTuesday

    This year, we'll be tweeting and posting about #GivingTuesday all day on Tuesday, December 3. If you’d like to join us and our Celebrity Ambassadors in the endorsement of NDSS and a worldwide day of giving back, please share our posts and tweet with our handle.

  15. Ethan Saylor Update on Advocacy Efforts

    NDSS and NDSC are pleased to share an update on our advocacy efforts around the tragic and senseless death of Ethan Saylor. This update provides an overview of the our recent Frederick Forum, the civil suit filed by the Saylor family, the new Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and our recent training webinar on Law Enforcement, First Responders, and People with Intellectual Disabilities.

  16. Andrew Lemoncello Breaks World Record While Raising Funds for NDSS

    Athletes Across the Country Join National Fundraising Team in Honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month

  17. NDSS Art Competition

    National Down Syndrome Society is pleased to announce the launching of our 1st NDSS Art Competition! We are inviting all individuals with Down syndrome in the United States to submit their artwork, new or old, in an expression of creativity and originality.

  18. Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2013

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

  19. "Get to Know Me" Poster and Lesson Plan

    Raise awareness about Down syndrome and promote inclusion in your school with the new NDSS poster and accompanying lesson plan.

  20. Remembering Dr. Siegfried Pueschel

    Raise awareness about Down syndrome and promote inclusion in your school with the new NDSS poster and accompanying lesson plan.

  21. Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Maryland

    NDSC & NDSS Commend Governor O'Malley for Establishing a Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Maryland: an important step to ensure what happened to Ethan Saylor never happens to another person from the Down syndrome community, however, we still call on the Governor to open an independent investigation into Saylor's tragic death

  22. Action Alert: Ethan Saylor

    Contact Governor O’Malley of Maryland to Demand an Independent Investigation Regarding the Death of Ethan Saylor

  23. 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®.

  24. Aging and Down Syndrome: A Health & Well-Being Guidebook

    NDSS is pleased to announce the release of our new publication, Aging and Down Syndrome: A Health & Well-Being Guidebook, available online and in print.

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