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The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.

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Adult Summit in Cincinnati

The NDSS Adult Summit covers aging and Down syndrome through a whole-person, comprehensive approach. Content will overlap ages and subject areas, providing attendees with information and practical resources. This conference is a great educational opportunity for individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities, family members, and professionals.  

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NDSS Scholarships

NDSS offers various scholarships annually for individuals with Down syndrome to pursue their dreams! Learn more and apply today.

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