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] 

Biomedical Innovation & Research

NDSS advocates to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of life saving and life improving therapies for people with Down syndrome. Our efforts include supporting legislation as well as participating in key partnerships such as the NIH Down Syndrome Consortium.

  1. Down Syndrome Research and Funding

    NDSS is at the forefront of supporting initiatives that advance biomedical research on Down syndrome and to create, leverage and maximize research funding opportunities across the federal government.

  2. 21st Century Cures Act

    NDSS supports the 21st Century Cures Act, a package of bills that seek to modernize processes from the discovery of clues in basic science, to streamlining drug and medical device development, to utilizing the power of digital medicine and social media at the treatment delivery phase.

  3. NDSS Research Innovation & Discovery Fund

    In 2013, NDSS established a restricted fund, the Down Syndrome Research Innovation & Discovery Fund, to support research and clinical infrastructure needs for the Down syndrome scientific and research community.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors