The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York New York 10012

Buddy Walk® on Washington Overview

During the NDSS Buddy Walk® on Washington, advocates meet with members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill to advance education, research and healthcare for people with Down syndrome. The experience is perfectly suited for self-advocates, family members, professionals, affiliate leaders and members and anyone else who wants to make a difference for people with Down syndrome.  In recent years, the conference has drawn more than 300 advocates from almost 40 states. 

NDSS trains and prepares all advocates by hosting a series of educational webinars and issues electronic training materials for all attendees in advance of the Buddy Walk® on Washington. At the Buddy Walk® on Washington, NDSS hosts an interactive advocacy training session and presents its annual Champion of Change awards.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • My Great Story
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors