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] 

Economic Self-Sufficiency

Featured ImagePeople with Down syndrome face many challenges in gaining economic self-sufficiency. NDSS advocates break down barriers and to develop financial planning opportunities for people with Down syndrome and their families.

  1. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    In December 2014, the landmark Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act became law allowing people with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts that do not jeopardize eligibility for critical government supports.

  2. Financial Empowerment

    NDSS supports laws and policies that promote financial empowerment for people with Down syndrome.

  3. Other Legislation

    NDSS advocates for laws and policies that would enhance the economic self-sufficiency of people with Down syndrome.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors