External Resources

National Resources

The following national resources are partners with the NDSC on various projects and initiatives each year.

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) is a trade organization which works to support and advance the growth and service capabilities of its member local and regional Down syndrome organizations. It serves to be the conduit of value-driven training, programs, best practices and support for its members.

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
PO Box 2122
Bismarck, ND 58502

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF) is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy.

Global Down Syndrome Foundation
3300 East First Ave.
Suite 390
Denver, CO 80206

The International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) is a valuable partner in the quest to ensure that women have access to free, accurate information about Down syndrome, so that they can provide truly informed consent when considering pregnancy-related screenings and diagnostic tests.

International Down Syndrome Coalition

The International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) provides support, information and research to any family, individual or professional whose life has been affected by mosaic Down syndrome.

International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association
PO Box 354
Trenton, OH 45067
888-MDS-LINK (888-637-5465)

The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN) is a non-profit program that offers support and information to parents whose child has received a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and may be considering an adoption plan. They offer a listening ear and information, and keep a registry of families from all over the United States who are interested in adopting a child with Down syndrome within the US. NDSAN is a non-profit program and charges no fees for their services.

National Down Syndrome Adoption Network
644 Linn Street, Suite 1128
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Birth Parent Line: 513-213-9615
Adoptive Parent Line: 513-709-1751

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012