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Recent News

This is the most recent news items from NDSS are in this section.

  1. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Passed in Senate Today

    After Eight Years, Congress’ Most Bipartisan Bill Passes Set for a Presidential Signing

  2. NDSS and DSANV Mourn the loss of Steve Beck

    Beck was a Longtime Down Syndrome Community Leader and Board Member - Both Organizations Honor his Legacy

  3. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Overwhelmingly Passed in US House of Representatives Today

    After eight years, Congress’ most bipartisan bill passes, setting it up for a Senate vote and then onto the President’s desk

  4. It's That Time of Year, #GivingTuesday is Here!

    Be #unselfie and support the National Down Syndrome on this global day of giving

  5. NDSS DS-Ambassadors Head to DC for the ABLE Act Vote

  6. NDSS Announces Leadership Transition

    Sara Weir to serve as Interim President

  7. Keep Up the Pressure to Bring ABLE to the Floor – Call Senate & House Leadership Now!

    We need you to make four easy phone calls, tweets and posts to ensure ABLE gets scheduled for a vote!

  8. TAKE ACTION NOW: Contact Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to Bring the ABLE Act for a Vote!

    We need your help TODAY!

  9. National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Receives the 2015 “Patient Organization of the Year” Award from the Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA)

    NDSS Receives the Abbey Award for its Advocacy Work on the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (S. 313/H.R. 647)

  10. Voter's Rights

    Individuals with disabilities can be excluded from the voting process due to state voter-competence laws or because election officials, poll workers or service providers impose their own voting requirements.

  11. Letter from Sara Wolff

  12. Last Week of Charitybuzz Auction Benefiting NDSS

    Don't miss out on these amazing auction items that benefit the National Down Syndrome Society! Auction ends October 28, 2014.

  13. Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2014

    October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month! There are many ways to celebrate and get involved. We encourage you to take action and raise awareness for people with Down syndrome this month!

  14. Toys“Я”Us and NDSS Team Up to Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

    Join Toys“Я”Us and NDSS for a Twitter Chat on October 14 to celebrate Down syndrome and the opportunity to win some great prizes from Toys“Я”Us!

  15. The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is Elated to Announce that a Bipartisan Agreement Has Been Reached to Move the ABLE Act Forward for a Floor Vote When Congress Returns

    NDSS Significantly Praises Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member Orinn Hatch (R-UT) of the US Senate Finance Committee, Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) of the US House Ways & Means Committee, and the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Congressional Champions for their leadership and dedication to advancing the ABLE Act

  16. NDSS Responds to Richard Dawkins' Comments

    The comments made by Richard Dawkins are symbolic of a way of thinking that is not consistent with what we know about people living with Down syndrome.

  17. 2014 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education

    NDSS sponsors an annual State of the Art Postsecondary Education Conference with George Mason University and other national organizations and federal agencies. This conference provides an opportunity for parents, students, researchers, college faculty, program staff, and representatives of schools and agencies to learn from one another and experts in the field and gain insight into how to develop and expand high-quality, inclusive postsecondary programs.

  18. National Down Syndrome Society named 2014 Brand of the Year

  19. ACE Cash Express Makes Generous Donation to the National Down Syndrome Society

    The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is proud to have been the recipient of a generous donation from Ace Cash Express during the company’s Give a Little Campaign.

  20. The National Down Syndrome Society Joins Disability Rights Florida in Advocating to #LetGarrettFight

    Garrett Holeve, a 24 year old man with Down syndrome, has been denied his rights to an equal opportunity to compete in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

  21. Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) Programs Update

    Great strides towards postsecondary education, life in the community and employment are being made through the TPSID programs. It is essential that the TPSID programs and NCC be continued at the current funding level.

  22. Letter from NDSS President, Jon Colman, to Iggy Azalea in Response to the Lyrics in the Song "Fancy"

  23. National Down Syndrome Society Announces New Board of Directors Leadership

    The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) announced its new board of directors' leadership positions and named Captain Robert P. Taishoff JAGC, USN (ret) as its new Chairman of the Board.

  24. Patti Saylor To Testify at Senate Hearing

    Saylor to Testify before US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

  25. US Senate Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell Team Up to Back the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)’ number one legislative priority before the 113th Congress

    Senators Robert Casey Jr. and Richard Burr announced that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have cosponsored the ABLE Act

  26. NDSS Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day 2014

    Here is a list of ways to get involved with World Down Syndrome Day 2014.

  27. NDSS 2014 Buddy Walk® on Washington

    National Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk® on Washington Attracted over 320 Advocates from Across the Country to Capitol Hill to Advocate for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

  28. NDSS Inaugural Art Competition Winners

    NDSS is proud to announce our winners for the Inaugural Art Competition! NDSS invited all individuals with Down syndrome in the United States to submit their artwork, new or old, in an expression of creativity and originality to the theme of Self Expression: A Day in the Life of You. We received amazing pieces of art and look forward to displaying the winners at the NDSS Headquarters (New York and Washington, D.C.), select DC businesses, and select Congressional Offices!

  29. NDSS Participates in #GivingTuesday

    This year, we'll be tweeting and posting about #GivingTuesday all day on Tuesday, December 3. If you’d like to join us and our Celebrity Ambassadors in the endorsement of NDSS and a worldwide day of giving back, please share our posts and tweet with our handle.

  30. Ethan Saylor Update on Advocacy Efforts

    NDSS and NDSC are pleased to share an update on our advocacy efforts around the tragic and senseless death of Ethan Saylor. This update provides an overview of the our recent Frederick Forum, the civil suit filed by the Saylor family, the new Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and our recent training webinar on Law Enforcement, First Responders, and People with Intellectual Disabilities.

  31. Andrew Lemoncello Breaks World Record While Raising Funds for NDSS

    Athletes Across the Country Join National Fundraising Team in Honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month

  32. NDSS Art Competition

    National Down Syndrome Society is pleased to announce the launching of our 1st NDSS Art Competition! We are inviting all individuals with Down syndrome in the United States to submit their artwork, new or old, in an expression of creativity and originality.

  33. "Get to Know Me" Poster and Lesson Plan

    Raise awareness about Down syndrome and promote inclusion in your school with the new NDSS poster and accompanying lesson plan.

  34. Remembering Dr. Siegfried Pueschel

    Raise awareness about Down syndrome and promote inclusion in your school with the new NDSS poster and accompanying lesson plan.

  35. Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Maryland

    NDSC & NDSS Commend Governor O'Malley for Establishing a Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Maryland: an important step to ensure what happened to Ethan Saylor never happens to another person from the Down syndrome community, however, we still call on the Governor to open an independent investigation into Saylor's tragic death

  36. Action Alert: Ethan Saylor

    Contact Governor O’Malley of Maryland to Demand an Independent Investigation Regarding the Death of Ethan Saylor

  37. The Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids® is Here!

    NDSS corporate partner Toys“R”Us once again publishes it's Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®.

  38. Aging and Down Syndrome: A Health & Well-Being Guidebook

    NDSS is pleased to announce the release of our new publication, Aging and Down Syndrome: A Health & Well-Being Guidebook, available online and in print.

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