National Down Syndrome Society8 E 41st Street, 8th FloorNew York New York 10017800-221-4602[email protected]
NDSS advocates for laws and policies that enable people with Down syndrome to live as full members of their communities.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) are much more likely to have encounters with law enforcement and first responders, yet are also more likely to have communication difficulties that can lead to misunderstandings, sometimes with tragic consequences. NDSS is active in advocating for training programs for law enforcement agencies that include the participation of people with disabilities including Down syndrome.
NDSS supports the following legislation that would help people with Down syndrome to live as full members of their communities.