The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017

Advocacy Programs

Featured ImageNDSS leads state of the art national advocacy programs to support all Down syndrome advocates across the country. Our national programs are designed to support all advocates for people with Down syndrome by recognizing there are varying levels of volunteer advocacy involvement.


    NDSS DS-AMBASSADOR™ ProgramNDSS leads a national initiative called the NDSS DS-AMBASSADOR™ Program to support the organization’s federal legislative efforts to advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in all 50 states.

  2. NDSS Government Affairs Committee (GAC) Program

    NDSS Government Affairs Committee (GAC) ProgramThe aim of the NDSS Government Affairs Committee (GAC) Program is to help Down syndrome support organizations, parents, and self-advocates across states to join forces with NDSS to achieve positive systems change for individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities at state and local levels of government.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors