NDSC is located in Atlanta but is a national organization with board members from all across the country. They have a great website, a fantastic national public awareness campaign (“We’re More Alike Than Different”), publish a newsletter and other informational materials, and hold a national convention for families and self-advocates every summer. The NDSC convention in 2010 will be in Orlando, Florida in July 2010.
NDSS is located in New York, NY and has a National Policy Center in Washington, DC. NDSS has a variety of education, research, and advocacy programs and oversees Buddy Walks across the country.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical care, Education and Advocacy.
NADS is located in Wilmette, Illinois and serves the greater Chicago area.
AIA is an organization of affiliate members (local Down syndrome associations) that has developed a Steering Committee and is working on the development of a Down Syndrome Trade Association. The group holds conferences for Executive Directors and Board Members and is devoted to sharing best practices. The next conference will be in Kansas City, Missouri in March 2010.
Association for Children with Down Syndrome
ACDS's primary headquarters is located in Plainview, New York with a second facility in Levittown, New York and serves families in those areas.
Downsyn.com is a resource for those who love someone with Down syndrome.
IMDSA is designed to provide support, information and research to any family, individual or professional whose life has been affected by mosaic Down syndrome.
Message board for Spanish speaking families effected by Down syndrome.
Official website for the global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.
Educational resource for families facing a diagnosis of Down syndrome.