The NDSS National Advocacy & Policy Center supports the mission of NDSS to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome by advocating for federal, state and local policies that positively impact people with Down syndrome across the country.
NDSS accomplishes this by doing the following:
- Works with Congress and federal agencies to develop and improve laws, regulations and other policies by executing a comprehensive legislative agenda supporting people with Down syndrome
- Trains and educates parents, self-advocates and others to advocate on the local, state and national levels to positively impact the lives of people with Down syndrome
- Organizes and participates in national coalitions that support and help advance the Down syndrome legislative agenda in DC
- Leads a state-of-the-art national and statewide advocacy program
The NDSS National Advocacy & Policy Center works closely with the Congressional Task Force on Down Syndrome, which is made up of US Representatives and US Senators who seek to educate other Members of Congress and their staff about Down syndrome.