Policy Program Summary

Legislation, Regulation, and Technical Assistance: The NDSS Advocacy & Public Policy team works directly with legislators and administrators to make sure their work is increasingly inclusive of the Down syndrome community and progressively beneficial.

Community Empowerment: The NDSS grassroots advocacy program works hand-in-hand with our national network of local affiliates and the support of our community-based advisory committees. 

Collaboration and Intersectionality: NDSS takes collaboration and cooperation very seriously and proactively partners not only with other Down syndrome groups, but also organizations and individuals whose reach extends beyond Down syndrome-specific advocacy. We know that to improve systems of support for our community, we have to recognize we are part of a larger one.