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

National Down Syndrome Society
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New York New York 10017
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Buddy Walk® on Washington Advocacy Conference

Featured ImageThe NDSS Buddy Walk® on Washington is an annual two-day advocacy conference that brings the Down syndrome community together to advocate for legislative priorities that impact the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families.

  1. Buddy Walk® on Washington Advocacy Conference Overview

    Buddy Walk® on Washington Advocacy Conference OverviewDuring the NDSS Buddy Walk® on Washington, advocates meet with members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill to advance education, research and healthcare for people with Down syndrome.

  2. 2017 Registration, Hotel & Schedule

    2017 Registration, Hotel & ScheduleRegistration for the 2017 Buddy Walk® on Washington is now open. The conference will be held on April 4-5, 2017, at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, and on Capitol Hill. Participants are also encouraged to attend the first annual NDSS #DSWORKS Employment Conference on April 3, 2017.

  3. NDSS Buddy Walk® on Washington Champion of Change Awards

    NDSS Buddy Walk® on Washington Champion of Change AwardsAs part of the Buddy Walk® on Washington, NDSS honors advocates from across the Down syndrome community for working tirelessly throughout the year as advocates, leaders and change makers in the area of public policy and advocacy for people with Down syndrome.

  4. Buddy Walk® on Washington FAQs

    Buddy Walk® on Washington FAQsHere are some answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Buddy Walk® on Washington.

  5. Ethan Saylor Memorial Scholarship

    Ethan Saylor Memorial Scholarship The Ethan Saylor Memorial Scholarship is designed to give those with Down syndrome a way to pursue their own passion despite previous limitations. This award will be given annually to those who display the passion to pursue their dreams.

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