2020 NDSS 34th Annual Gala & Auction

The National Down Syndrome Society is pleased to announce its 34th Annual Gala & Auction will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, NYC. We hope you will be able to join us for an exciting evening as NDSS honors Voya Financial to thank them for their ongoing support of our mission […]


National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Leaves are falling, cool weather is approaching, and National Disability Employment Awareness Month is here! National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual holiday during the month of October. We recognize people with disabilities who are employed and discuss why employment should be an essential part of the lives of people with disabilities. The […]


Unique Dining Experience Serves Up Disability Awareness

  Individuals with disabilities prove they are ready, willing and able to work MINNEAPOLIS (September 27, 2019) — The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), partnered to advocate for equal rights for all individuals with Down syndrome through C21, a unique dining experience on Sept. 26 held at the Muse Events […]


LA Marathon & The LA Big 5K

Run for Down Syndrome and Add Gratitude to Your Miles!   Join #TeamNDSS for the LA Marathon & The LA Big 5K! Limited spots available, apply today!   Race and Registration Details: Date: March 7-8, 2020 Location: Los Angeles, CA Join #TeamNDSS for our first race on the West Coast! NDSS has been chosen as […]


Kandi Pickard Selected as the New NDSS President and CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     National Down Syndrome Society Names Kandi Pickard President and CEO Pickard Previously Served as a Local Buddy Walk Organizer, NDSS Executive and is a Parent in the Down syndrome Community. Her Focus will be on the Growing Adult Population in the Down syndrome Community   Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2019) […]


How a bill becomes a law- Washington State Organ Transplant Discrimination Legislation

How a bill becomes a law- Washington State Organ Transplant Discrimination Legislation May 9, 2019   Passing legislation is a long game. In a democracy, rarely do things happen overnight, even for something as obvious as banning discrimination in organ transplantation because the recipient has a disability. In August 2018, at the request of Congresswoman […]


Thank You and Let’s Go!

This has been a very bittersweet time for the NDSS Team. May 1 marked the beginning of a new chapter as Sara Hart Weir transitioned out of her role as President and CEO. First, Sara is my friend, a great colleague and has been an unbelievable advocate for NDSS for over a decade. We all […]