NDSS empowers individuals with Down syndrome and their families by driving policy change, providing resources, engaging with local communities, and shifting public perceptions.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
NDSS celebrates October in a different way each year and we invite you to get involved and spread the word. Use #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth to post on social media, and don’t forget to tag NDSS so we can share your post!
The first Barbie with Down syndrome
On April 25, 2023, Barbie® introduced its first doll with Down syndrome, a step to further increasing disability representation in the toy aisle. NDSS had the opportunity to advise Mattel to ensure the doll reflected characteristics and symbols of Down syndrome.