Kayla’s Korner

Kayla’s Korner is here! Are you ready? Kayla’s Korner is a podcast where Kayla McKeon, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy at NDSS, interviews VIPs, Members of Congress, members of the NDSS Board of Directors, and fellow self-advocates on their perspectives on life, experiences, and careers. Tune in to Kayla’s Korner every Tuesday!  

NDSS Letter From Sara Hart Weir and Gordon Spoor

Letter from Sara and Gordon This year, NDSS’ number one priority was the ABLE to Work Act, which helps build upon the success of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act to incentivize employment by allowing ABLE beneficiaries to earn a federal tax credit to contribute toward their ABLE Accounts. We […]


Join #TeamNDSS at The 20th Annual FLYING PIG MARATHON in Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s the largest weekend party in town, and you can be part of it! There is a race for everyone, including kids races. If you race with us, we will send you a code for a special discount on the following races: Marathon, […]

Kayla Speaks at State of Art Conference

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

NDSS Gala and Auction Night


Register for the 32nd Annual Gala & Auction 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. This year we will once again extend the celebration with an after party! Following the Gala & Auction, join […]

2018 NDSS Down Syndrome Adult Summit

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.

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 […]