National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)


EIN: 13-2992567 | CFC Number: 11151

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National Down Syndrome Society

Our Cause

To empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families by driving policy change, providing resources, engaging with local communities, and shifting public perceptions.


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Our Impact

  • 2,000+ individuals received personalized support through our helpline and email on topics like education, employment, health, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, welcoming a baby with Down syndrome, and how to connect with local groups.
  • As a direct result of the NDSS policy team’s federal advocacy work on Capitol Hill, the Down syndrome community was explicitly included in the National Alzheimer’s Project Act Reauthorization and both the House and Senate introduced the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act with bipartisan support. (2023)
  • 4,000 parents, educators, and students were supported with 12 new education resources available for download on our website.


*Ranges calculated below based on payroll deductions from 24-26 total paychecks in a year.

How Your Workplace Donations & Matching Gifts Make a Difference:

$100 - $250

Total Annual Pledge

($5 - $10 per pay period)

$4.16 per pay period ($100 total) helps NDSS provide training so individuals with Down syndrome can advocate for policy change.


$250 - $650

Total Annual Pledge

($15 - $25 per pay period)


$780 - $1300

Total Annual Pledge

($30 - $50 per pay period)


Our Stories

World Health Day 2024

March 7, 2024

World Health Day takes place on April 7th each year, marking the anniversary of when the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded. WHO selects a…

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Child Health Day

September 21, 2022

First celebrated in 1929, Child Health Day was enacted by Congress as a day to raise awareness about the fundamental necessity for programs to protect and…

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Awareness, Advocacy, and Inclusion

September 21, 2022

Observed in October each year, Down Syndrome Awareness Month was started by the National Down Syndrome Society in the 1980’s. By spreading awareness, advocacy, and inclusion throughout the…

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