2018 Buddy Walk® Organizers Conference

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 […]


NDSS Teacher Flips Desk

Statement on Teacher Arrested for Flipping Desk

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 […]


NDSS United Airlines Flight LA to DC

United Flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.

October 17, 2017 Yesterday, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, became aware of a situation that occurred on a United flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport involving an individual with Down syndrome. We immediately reached out to the Cross […]


NDSS NYC Marathon Charity Racing

2017 TCS New York City Marathon

Run for Down Syndrome and Add Gratitude to Your Miles! The National Down Syndrome Society was thrilled to be selected as an Official Charity Partner for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. NDSS had an amazing first year participating in one of the largest marathons in the country.  Our team of athletes ran through New York City’s […]


NDSS Law Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Society Launching National Campaign To Spotlight Laws That Hinder Fulfilling Lives For Individuals With Down Syndrome:

October 3, 2017 The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, will bring community leaders, self-advocates, parents and employers to the nation’s capitol to launch its latest campaign – “Law Syndrome.” “Law Syndrome” addresses the challenges people with Down syndrome confront when they want to follow their career […]


NDSS New Board Leadership

National Down Syndrome Society Announces New Board Leadership

October 2, 2017 The National Down Syndrome Society, the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, announced its new leadership at its annual Board of Directors meeting today in Washington, D.C. NDSS named F. Gordon Spoor as the 2017-2018 board chairman after his previous service as vice chairman. Spoor has a 40-year […]


NDSS Stands with FL

NDSS Stands with Florida

September 11, 2017 The measure of a community is not by how high it stands in times of peace, but how it rises in the face of tragedy. First, it was Hurricane Harvey that brought with it floods that have displaced hundreds of thousands of Americans. Today, it is Hurricane Irma, which has bestowed an […]


NDSS Loves Texas

NDSS Loves Texas

August 31, 2017 Our NDSS team has reached out to our local affiliates and Buddy Walk® locations in the Texas communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The needs of our families are each different and unique. NDSS is dedicated to assisting our Texas families and has created a fundraising page to support our affiliates and […]