The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
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New York New York 10012
800-221-4602
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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness.  During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments.  It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. 

We can learn all about our history. We have a right to speak out about what it’s like to have Down syndrome and to learn the real story of people like us.  People with Down syndrome and their loved ones can spread awareness about Down syndrome by going to their local Buddy Walk® and we can speak out about our needs.  This is how we advocate. Our parents can teach us about education and how to advocate for ourselves – and give us love, support and encouragement.

Remember that this is a very important month – we have to spread awareness about Down syndrome and learn more about ourselves.   

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