National Media Award — The Crash Reel, HBO Films
Through this wonderful film, audiences worldwide have been able to “meet” an ordinary family thrust into extraordinary circumstances.
Education Award — Just Like You – Down Syndrome
For promoting inclusion and acceptance in the community and for educating professionals who want to teach inclusive values within the school setting.
Pueschel-Tjossem Memorial Research Award — Marilyn Bull, Indianapolis, IN
For clinical work, research and leadership in the development and publication of the Down syndrome healthcare guidelines.
Christian Pueschel Memorial Citizen Award — Megan Layton, O’Fallon, MO
For enhancing positive public awareness of Down syndrome by embodying the “More Alike Than Different” message.
Exceptional Meritorious Service Award – Bernie Veldman, South Bend, IN
For the invention of the SureStep orthotic system which has improved walking patterns for individuals with Down syndrome throughout the world.
National Parent Group Award — Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
For providing significant resources, both educational and social, that DSAJ provides to families in their area; and for guidance and participation on the NDSC Partnership Alliance.
Convention Service Award — Down Syndrome Indiana
In appreciation of outstanding support of of the 2014 NDSC Convention
Employer of the Year Award — Walgreen’s, Deerfield, IL
For their initiative to hire and support employees with disabilities in their extensive network of retail stores.
President’s Award — Yvonne Maddox, Bethesda, MD
For leadership in the creation of the NIH Down Syndrome Consortium which launched DS Connect, the Down syndrome patient registry.
President’s Award — Patti Saylor, New Market, MD
For commitment to finding justice for Ethan and saving other families from a similar tragedy through tireless advocacy in Maryland, on Capitol Hill and beyond.
Board Service Award — Jose Florez, Boston, MA; Martine Hobson, Memphis, TN; Carol Mills, Northport, AL; Tony Piontek, New Iberia, LA; Brooks Robinson, Pittsburgh, PA
In appreciation for service to the NDSC