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.
NDSC Blog: Check our blog for the latest news, events and information. Read more
Planning to attend the NDSC Convention: Sign up today to participate in the 321 Dance! in Indianapolis.
The NDSC E-News: Start receiving our monthly electronic newsletter – Subscribe here.
Down Syndrome News: Read our Spring 2014 issue online! You’ll see part one of Libby Kumin’s article on speech intelligibility, as well as book reviews and a beautiful story about raising our expectations (in English and Spanish). Share with your friends and family; your child’s teachers and therapists…Click here to View News.
You can read archived issues of our monthly Down Syndrome E-News and Governmental Affairs Newsline at this link.