Welcome to the NDSC

Founded in 1973, the National Down Syndrome Congress is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. We provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome.

Adopted in Denver, 2013, this resolution gives voice to our self advocates, letting the world know what is important to them.

Thank you to Viviana Fernandez and Carlos Christen for bringing this video to life, and to the amazing self advocates who appear in it: Laurie, Jamila, Jessica S., Jessica M., Sujeet, John T., Kevin, Chris, Matias, Meredith, Tony, Rachel, Michael, Benjamin, Sydney, Bobby, Breonna, Pedro, Jenny, and Thalia


Find or start a 321 Dance!™ near you!
321 Dance!™ is a pledge-based fundraising and awareness event in which participants have the opportunity to dance to make a difference.People can sign up to participate in a dance as an individual or as part of a team (family, corporate, affiliate, church, etc.). Participants ask their friends and family to support them in the dance by making pledges.

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