The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

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Advocacy

Featured ImageThe NDSS National Policy Center was founded in 2005 as the NDSS advocacy arm to support our mission to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Our National Policy Center facilitates and mobilizes advocacy efforts for federal, state, and local policies that positively impact people with Down syndrome across the country.

  1. About the NDSS National Policy Center

    About the NDSS National Policy CenterThe NDSS National Policy Center advocates for laws, regulations, and policies that span the life experience of individuals with Down syndrome.

  2. Advocacy Programs

    Advocacy ProgramsNDSS leads state of the art national advocacy programs to support all Down syndrome advocates across the country. Our national programs are designed to support all advocates for people with Down syndrome by recognizing there are varying levels of volunteer advocacy involvement.

  3. Legislative Agenda

    Legislative AgendaThe NDSS legislative agenda spans the life experience of individuals with Down syndrome from birth through adulthood and range in issue from healthcare to asset development. These priorities have been shaped by self-advocates, families, affiliate leaders and others under the direction of the NDSS Board of Directors.

  4. Advocacy 101

    Advocacy 101As the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, NDSS wants to ensure that advocates across the country understand what advocacy is and to get involved. This section includes background information you need to be an effective advocate.

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