October is one of our favorite months of the year! Join us in supporting the Down syndrome community during this special month. In the 1980s, NDSS participated in the efforts to have October proclaimed “Down Syndrome Awareness Month,” or “DSAM,” and this designation continues today. It’s a month to raise awareness and celebrate the many abilities of our loved ones with Down syndrome. DSAM seeks to break down barriers and focus on promoting advocacy for people with Down syndrome. NDSS celebrates October in a different way each year and we invite you to get involved and spread the word. Use #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth to post on social media, and don’t forget to tag NDSS so we can share your post!
At NDSS, we envision a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities.
Your gift will support individuals with Down syndrome, their families and their caregivers through programs focused on:
providing comprehensive and accurate information and resources
creating systemic change through legislative advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels
promoting health and wellness throughout the community
facilitating access to education for all students
expanding employment opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome
Thank you for your generosity!