The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017
[email protected] 

Advocacy Programs

Featured ImageNDSS 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.


    NDSS DS-AMBASSADOR® ProgramNDSS leads a national initiative called the NDSS DS-AMBASSADOR® Program to support the organization’s federal legislative efforts to advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in all 50 states.

  2. NDSS State-Level Advocacy

    NDSS State-Level AdvocacyNDSS assists Down syndrome support organizations, parents and self-advocates across states to achieve positive systems change for individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities at state and local levels of government.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors