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] 

Other Legislation

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

Disability Integration Act 

The Disability Integration Act (S 2427) would require that any disabled individual who is qualified for institutional care be offered the option of receiving services and care at home or any other location they want (e.g., their parents’ home or a group living facility). It would prohibit states, local governments and insurance providers from discriminating against individuals in the provision of community-based services and would mandate that community-based services and placements be offered to individuals with disabilities prior to institutionalization. NDSS believes that this bill would lead to more independence, empowerment and self-determination for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

For More Information

For more information, contact NDSS at [email protected].

Page last updated: September 21, 2016

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