Lawmakers Introduce Federal Legislation To Prevent Organ Transplant Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  NDSS MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Sagan media@ndss.org 202-848-5409   Lawmakers Introduce Federal Legislation To Prevent Organ Transplant Discrimination   Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2020) – The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, applauds the introduction of the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act to uphold the rights of qualified organ transplant candidates who have a […]


An Open Letter to CEOs for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

(October 30, 2020) FROM THE CEO COMMISSION: To our fellow CEOs, in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month:   Throughout the past 10 years, working-age people with disabilities have participated in the workforce at an average rate of 18.1%, as compared to an average rate of 64.6% for those without disabilities.1&2  The disparity is especially remarkable […]


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Fourteen of the Nation’s Largest Disability Organizations Join Together

FOURTEEN OF THE NATION’S LARGEST DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS JOIN TOGETHER TO ENCOURAGE DISABILITY COMMUNITY TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 3RD NEW YORK (October 26, 2020) – Fourteen of the nation’s largest disability organizations have joined together to urge all Americans who care about issues related to disability to vote on November 3rd. These organizations today released the […]


The National Down Syndrome Society and Voya Cares® announce the Go Orange campaign’s entrepreneurs with Down syndrome grant winners

New York, NY (October 15, 2020) The National Down Syndrome Society and Voya Cares® announce the Go Orange campaign’s entrepreneurs with Down syndrome grant winners Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and Voya Cares® have awarded $55,000 in grants to four entrepreneurs with Down syndrome. The grants are […]


National Down Syndrome Society Announces New Board of Directors Leadership and Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NDSS Contact:   Michelle Sagan   media@ndss.org 202-848-5409  National Down Syndrome Society Announces New Board of Directors Leadership and Members  New York, NY (Sept. 28, 2020) – The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, is pleased to introduce their newly elected board chairman, executive committee and board members.     At the […]


NDSS & Voya Cares® to provide $55,000 in grants for entrepreneurs with Down syndrome 

      New York, July 29, 2020   The National Down Syndrome Society and Voya Cares® to provide $55,000 in grants for entrepreneurs with Down syndrome  Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and Voya Cares® are collaborating to provide financial support to entrepreneurs with Down syndrome to raise awareness of the need […]


COVID-19 Legislative Alert

Legislative Alert May 19, 2020 Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. Thanks to the thousands of advocates who contacted their Representatives about including our community’s priorities in the next COVID-19 relief package! This $3 trillion public health and economic relief package includes […]