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Our CAUSE it’s OCTOBER or Cause of the Month is
THE NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY NDSS
"LOVE DOESN'T COUNT CHROMOSOMES"
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to being the national advocate for the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions 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. NDSS is focused on four areas of programming: community support programs, the NDSS National Policy Center, public awareness initiatives and the National Buddy Walk® Program that celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.
NDSS has several Resources to help the Down Syndrome Community. Among them are the Helpline, local support, publications, therapies & development, wellness, education, aging matters, research and NDSS en Español among others.
NDSS has over 350 affiliate groups across the country. These affiliates are local parent support groups and other organizations that work on behalf of people with Down syndrome and their families. Through a toll-free helpline and email service, NDSS receives more than 10,000 requests a year for information on Down syndrome.
“When you judge someone based on a diagnosis you miss out on their abilities, beauty & uniqueness”
Link to the NDSS Facebook Page