Kayla McKeon, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy, speaks at the State of Art Conference in Syracuse, New York. Kayla spoke about her job at NDSS and #DSWORKS. Watch the Video
The National Down Syndrome Society is pleased to announce its 32nd Annual Gala & Auction will take place March 8th, 2018 at Gotham Hall in New York City. NDSS is proud to honor the fashion retailer, LuLaRoe, as our 2018 NDSS Gala & Auction honoree. LuLaRoe is a forward-thinking, innovative fashion company with a network of […]
In addition to our annual advocacy conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10 and 11, 2018, NDSS is excited to announce its new (and annual) NDSS Down Syndrome Adult Summit, which will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 9 and 10, 2018 leading up to our 2018 Annual Buddy Walk® on Washington.
NDSS held their first annual DC golf outing on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, VA to help raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the value of individuals with Down syndrome in our community.
The Buddy Walk® Organizers Conference is an annual conference held by the NDSS Buddy Walk® Team. The Conference brings together Organizers and leaders from across the country to educate, advocate and celebrate Down syndrome. Topics range from volunteer management, engagement, fundraising, and leadership, but vary year by year. This year’s Conference will take place at the […]
April 10 and 11, 2018 The 2018 NDSS Annual Buddy Walk® on Washington is an annual two-day advocacy conference that brings the Down syndrome community together to advocate for legislative priorities that directly impact the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families. During the first day of the conference, advocates receive training. They head […]
October 24, 2017 The National Down Syndrome Society, the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, was saddened to hear of the allegations that a special education teacher in Florida flipped the desk of a non-verbal student with Down syndrome while she was sitting in it. We thank the Escambia County School […]
Meet an Athlete Ambassador
Kevin started running to demonstrate life-long health to his children. His hope is that both his son, who has Down syndrome, and his daughter, who does not, will join him. Kevin joined Team NDSS to support and bring awareness to advocating for people with Down syndrome. He runs to bring awareness to the fact that people with disabilities are the largest and most underrepresented minority group in our country.— Kevin Ashton