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!   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 an official charity partner for […]


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 a great colleague and has been an unbelievable advocate for NDSS for over a decade. We all know she […]


2019 New York City Buddy Walk®

The 25th Annual New York City Buddy Walk® will take place on Saturday, September 14, to honor and celebrate individuals with Down syndrome in our communities. This event is focused on raising awareness and funds for NDSS programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.   Register for the 2019 New York City Buddy […]