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
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#DSWORKS® is a new employment initiative whose goal is to encourage corporations and businesses to invest in hiring people with Down syndrome; and increase the number of opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome to work in meaningful and competitive employment settings.

  1. Employment Resources

    Employment ResourcesView our employment resources to learn more about employment of people with Down syndrome.

  2. Employment Legislative Agenda

    Employment Legislative AgendaNDSS is advocating for a comprehensive federal and state legislation agenda to break down barriers to employment while creating meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome through all employment sectors.

  3. Down Syndrome Community Employment Survey

    We need your help! NDSS is asking individuals with Down syndrome and families to complete NDSS' #DSWORKS® Employment Survey.

  4. Support #DSWORKS®

    Learn more about how you can support #DSWORKS® as an individual, affiliate, government entity, service provider, support organization or business.

  5. Small Businesses Owned by Individuals with Down syndrome

    NDSS supports self-employment as an employment path for people with Down syndrome. Learn more about small businesses owned by people with Down syndrome.

  6. Submit Your Success Story

    We want to hear about your #DSWORKS® employment success story! These stories are a chance for self-advocates, family members, employers, job coaches and others who are helping make employment a reality for individuals with Down syndrome to share their employment experiences.

  7. #DSWORKS® Success Stories

    Read and be inspired by the employment success stories of people who are making employment a reality for people with Down syndrome.

  8. #DSWORKS® Employment Conference

    Join us at the first annual NDSS #DSWORKS® Employment Conference! It is a half-day interactive conference, where we will breakdown the intricacies of looking for and attaining employment.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors