The NDSS Advocacy & Public Policy team supports the mission of NDSS by advocating for federal, state, and local policies that positively impact people with Down syndrome across the country.
NDSS accomplishes this by doing the following:
- Working with Congress and federal agencies to develop and improve laws, regulations, and other policies by executing a comprehensive legislative agenda supporting people with Down syndrome.
- Training and educating self-advocates, parents, and others to advocate for legislative priorities.
- Organizing and participating in national coalitions that support and help advance the Down syndrome legislative agenda in Washington D.C.
- Leading national and statewide advocacy programs.
The NDSS Advocacy & Public Policy team works closely with the Congressional Task Force on Down Syndrome, which is made up of U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators who seek to educate other Members of Congress and their staff about Down syndrome.