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
800-221-4602
[email protected] 

Community Integration

Featured ImageNDSS advocates for laws and policies that enable people with Down syndrome to live as full members of their communities.

  1. Law Enforcement Training

    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.

  2. Other Legislation

    NDSS supports the following legislation that would help people with Down syndrome to live as full members of their communities.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors