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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One Sibling's Act Leads to Change

One Sibling's Act Leads to Change stars 9-year-old Trent Briggs and his 12-year-old sister Megan. When he discovered that Scholastic Dictionary had used the word "retarded" in its definition of Down syndrome, Trent took action. He wrote to Scholastic and asked them to change the definition using the term "intellectual disability" instead. Trent and Megan show the rest of us how one person can inspire another to create positive change.


The NDSS My Great Story Video Project features 10 short videos based on submitted stories to the NDSS My Great Story public awareness campaign.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors