History

National Down Syndrome Society Founded 1979

Carson Goodwin was born to Barton and Betsy Goodwin in 1978. Upon learning she had Down syndrome, the Goodwins dedicated themselves to gathering information and creating opportunities for Carson and other individuals with Down syndrome to grow and learn. Betsy collaborated with her close friend, Arden Moulton, and on June 20, 1979, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) gained official nonprofit status.