NDSC E-News ~ February 2023


Mission Moment
with NDSC Executive Director Jordan Kough

Registration Open Now for NDSC All Kinds of Heroes Golf Classic!

Join us on April 24 at Bear’s Best Atlanta Golf Course for a fun-filled day on the course!

Basic Golfer registration includes: 

  • 18 holes of golf at the fabulous Bear’s Best Atlanta Golf Course
  • Golf cart with a stocked cooler
  • Use of Bear’s Best Atlanta practice facilities
  • Lunch, snacks, and unmatched concierge service on the course
  • NDSC 7th Annual NDSC Golf Classic tumbler
  • Unlimited beverages (both adult and non-alcoholic)
  • Player goodie bag
  • 4 Hole-in-One prize opportunities
  • Electronic scoring app
  • Post-tournament awards & cigar social


NEW this year – the Premium Golfer Experience – includes everything in the Basic Golfer fees PLUS:

  • 1 Mulligan ($10 value)
  • 1 Fireball + Fireball airplane bottle ($10 value)
  • 1 Long Drive Challenge Entry ($10 value)
  • 1 Closest to the Pin Challenge Entry ($10 value)
  • 5 Raffle Tickets ($20 value)
  • 1 Forward Tee Pass ($10 value)

So, you don’t golf? That’s OK, everyone, everywhere, can get in on the fun when they purchase Fireballs!  On event day Jackson EMC will raise the Fireballs high in a bucket truck, then you can watch live as they fall to the green below.  The Fireball that lands in or closest to the hole will win the 50/50 cash prize.  The winner does not need to be present. The more we sell, the more you can win!

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Local & National Network Update

We are updating our website to ensure local individuals can connect and become involved in your organization. If you are a local or national organization that would like to be listed in our network or update your current info please take a few minutes to submit your current details.

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Announcing our Congressional Policy Agenda for the 118th Congress

The 118th Congressional Policy Agenda includes a focus on education, employment, Medicaid and Long-Term Services and Supports, and Social Security policies impacting people with Down syndrome.  Other policy priorities include policies pertaining to civil rights, family support, financial security, healthcare, housing, increasing research funding, and increasing accessibility in the transportation sector.

Read Agenda

Marissa Erickson

Marissa Erickson, 31 of Alameda, California, loves the freedom of making her own schedule, earning competitive wages, and traveling to different film and set locations…

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NDAC Reaches 700 Members

The NDSC National Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition (NDAC) had a major achievement with the addition of the 700th NDAC Member!  We value the commitment and collective volunteer efforts of all 700 NDAC members. NDAC is NDSC’s Grassroots Advocacy program. NDAC allows us to bring together advocates of all abilities from across the country. As constituents, NDAC members are an essential link to federally elected officials. If you would like to make an impact on policy, NDAC is for you.



Kayla Schadegg

You may know featured NDAC member Kayla Schadegg from her “Strong Over Wrong” platform. Kayla joined the Down syndrome community when her daughter Kerrigan was born with Down syndrome six years ago…

Keep Reading & Watch Kayla’s Video

Job Opening

Resource Support Staff

Serve as the main point of contact for the NDSC Community and provide support for programs and resources.

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Website Spotlight

LP Online

LP Online™ is an online learning community based on The Learning Program™ which serves as a platform for sharing strategies, resources and activities to improve academic outcomes for students with Down syndrome.

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 8 – NDAC Quarterly Call | Sign up to be an NDAC Member to receive the link!

Feb. 11 – Techniques for Success Conference | In-Person in Ellicott City

with the Techniques for Success, DSAMD, DSNMC and FRIENDS

Feb. 27 – Ages & Stages Webinar | T1: Behavior Fundamentals: Learn to Acquire a Behavioral Spidey-Sense with Dr. Solandy Forte

Mar. 7  – Ages & Stages Webinar | Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom: Simple Shifts for Lasting

Change with Stephanie Dalfonzo

Mar. 21 – Convention Registration Opens 

Mar. 27  Ages & Stages Webinar | T2: Using Behavioral Strategies that are at the Palm of your Hand with Dr. Solandy Forte

Apr. 17-19 – 2023 Down Syndrome Advocacy Conference | In-Person at Hilton, Crystal City Reagan National Airport

with the National Down Syndrome Society, Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, LuMind IDSC Foundation, and GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc.

Apr. 24 – 7th Annual All Kinds of Heroes Golf Classic | In-Person

Apr. 24 – Ages & Stages Webinar |  T3: Tips to Promoting Independence at an Early Age with Dr.Solandy Forte