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Join NDSC or Renew Membership

We are the National Down Syndrome Congress, known around the world as NDSC. We are the leading national resource of support and information for anyone touched by or seeking to learn about Down syndrome, from the moment of a pre-natal diagnosis through adulthood. NDSC is a member-sustained 501(c)3 organization composed of self-advocates, parents, siblings, grandparents, educators, physicians, therapists, other professionals, friends and supporters. We have members from diverse demographic backgrounds in all 50 states and many countries, all committed to serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Our programs, including our Annual Convention and Self-Advocates network, provide individuals with Down syndrome the opportunities and respect they deserve so they can live the life of their choosing.

We invite and encourage you to become a member of NDSC, where making a choice to get involved can make a difference in the lives of people with Down syndrome and those who love them.

Annual Individual Membership

By joining the NDSC, you gain access to an extensive community of families, self-advocates, and caregivers who face similar daily challenges, with the opportunity to learn from and support each other. Members have access to the newest and most accurate information on Down syndrome from the professional and medical community

By joining, you can make your voice heard on important legislative issues and support an organization that has been making a positive impact on people with Down syndrome locally, nationally, and globally since 1973.

Join or Renew Individual Membership

To join as an individual or to renew your individual membership, please complete the form below.  Individual memberships begin at $50 annually.  If you wish to make an additional donation, please use the “other” button and make a note in the “comments” section indicating your membership level and donation amount.  Thank you!


Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership include:

Member pricing for the NDSC Annual Convention
Mailed Quarterly Newsletter, Down Syndrome News
Mailed Annual Report
NDSC Monthly E-News
“Ages & Stages” E-News (targeted information sent via email throughout the year)
NDSC National Advocacy

Cornerstone Member……………………………$50.00
All items listed above
1 Voting Member welcome at the NDSC Annual Meeting held at the Annual Convention

Trendsetter Member……………………………$150.00
All items listed above, and
1 Voting Member welcome at the NDSC Annual Meeting held at the Annual Convention
Name will appear in the NDSC Annual Report
NDSC Annual Gift, designed by a NDSC self-advocate

Community Trailblazer Member………………………$500.00
All items listed above, and
1 Voting Member welcome at the NDSC Annual Meeting held at the Annual Convention
Name will appear in the NDSC Annual Report
2 NDSC Annual Gifts, designed by a NDSC self-advocate
Certificate with recognition of your Community Trailblazer Membership
Name recognition at our Annual Convention

Join with us in the national effort to enhance all aspects of life for persons with Down syndrome!

More Than 45 Years of Caring and Serving

Often, a family’s first interaction with the NDSC comes from a phone call as a new or expectant parent. This can begin a lifelong relationship with the NDSC, as our programs and resources are available to individuals with Down syndrome and their families at every step of the way. Our services are available in both English and Spanish.

Find out information on our other programs here:
National Awareness Campaign
NDSC Annual Convention
Policy & Advocacy

Lifetime Membership

Learn about our Lifetime Membership, for persons 65 and over.

Affiliate Organization

If you are with an Affiliate Organization, and would like to subscribe or renew your Affiliate Program subscription, please click here.