Join us in our mission to benefit the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.

As part of our mission, we promote awareness and advocacy through events, programming and with the help of other like-minded people and organizations. We are committed to advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and we recognize that there are two types of advocacy: personal advocacy and systems change. These are vital to fulfilling our mission of benefiting the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families and we work to promote both opportunities within our community.

One way we keep members aware of current issues and the many different training sessions around the area is through our biweekly Friday email news. If you would like to receive email from us, click here to sign up.

To learn more about advocacy, please visit these websites:

Position Statement on Self-Determination For People with Down syndrome

How one child with Ds is ABLE to say what she feels and not worry about what others think – who has the disability?

System Change Advocacy NDSS Advocacy Guide

The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Fin your elected officials

Adoption Awareness