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Policy & Advocacy Newsline ~ March 26, 2019

NDSC Senior Policy Advisor, Stephanie Smith Lee, Speaks in Trinidad and Tobago for World Down Syndrome Day Conference NDSC Senior Policy Advisor, Stephanie Smith Lee, spoke in Trinidad and Tobago last week at the UN World Down Syndrome Day Conference. The conference is hosted in part by one of our NDAC Group members, Down Syndrome […]

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NDSC E-News ~ January 2019

NDSC’s Mission Moment – Reflecting on 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019 with Executive Director David Tolleson  Happy New Year! This year is off to a great start, as NDSC recently received a grant of $500,000 over three years to expand our ongoing work in rural, tribal, and urban outreach, and to take our renowned […]

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Policy & Advocacy Newsline ~ December 20, 2018

Texas Court Rules Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) is very concerned by the recent ruling issued by a federal judge in Texas in the case Texas v. United States, which struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as unconstitutional. The Texas court ruled that the ACA’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, […]

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Heather Sachs

Staff & Consultants Heather Sachs, J.D. Policy & Advocacy Director Heather@NDSCcenter.org Heather Sachs is the Policy & Advocacy Director for the National Down Syndrome Congress. She works with members of Congress and their staff, federal agencies, other national disability and civil rights organizations, and state and local advocates to educate them about policy issues that […]

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Advocacy Trainings

Advocacy Trainings NDSC Advocacy Training Boot Camp From Your Couch Saturday, June 27,  1:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) A FREE event! Aimed at beginner advocates, this is a great opportunity to get the advocacy training you have been wanting but didn’t have time to squeeze in during the NDSC Annual Convention. This virtual NDSC Advocacy […]

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NDSC E-News ~ November 2019

With NDSC Executive Director, David Tolleson I do love autumn. The changing of the leaves, the crisp sunny days, football games, and the beginning of the holiday season with the choirs and carols, food, lights, and decorations.  Those once a year television specials and memories of holidays past with loved ones, some still here and some […]

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Policy & Advocacy Newsline ~ January 21, 2019

New Congress, New Opportunities The 116th Congress convened on January 3, 2019. The House of Representatives shifted from Republican to Democratic control, and there are over 100 new Members of Congress. We are optimistic that the change in control of the House, which has led to a divided government (as opposed to one party controlling […]

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NDSC Position Statements

NDSC Position Statements The NDSC Policy & Advocacy Team is comprised of disability policy professionals who are experienced, well-connected, and highly regarded national subject matter policy experts and leaders. The Policy Team regularly consults with the engaged, experienced, and bipartisan NDSC Public Policy Advisory Council that represents a diversity of viewpoints and experiences. The following […]

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Education Resources

Education Resources How will my child compare to his or her classroom peers? A child with Down syndrome has unique educational needs to be addressed. The efforts of the NDSC, together with the larger disabilities community, have made great strides toward securing quality education for all people with cognitive disabilities. Increasingly, school systems are adopting […]

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