Education Program

The National Down Syndrome Society’s (NDSS) Education Program works to develop a continuum of systems-level supports for students with Down syndrome and their families. We believe access to an education is a civil right, and the opportunity to learn is the key to a fulfilling life and the foundation of an equitable society. In pursuit of our mission to advance inclusive education across the country, the NDSS education team provides resources, programming, and supports for families, educators, and advocates. We work to influence policy at the federal, state, and local levels to ensure that people with Down syndrome can access the education to which they are entitled and that the quality of that education is continually improved.

Boy in cap and gown

“Disability has a history of segregation, why do we have to repeat it?”

– David Egan, NDSS Inclusive Education Task Force Co-Chair

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