“The National Down Syndrome Congress was founded in 1973 and is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. They provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome.” Please visit their website at www.ndsccenter.org for more information.
“The National Down Syndrome Society was founded in 1979 and it’s mission is to be 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.” Please visit their website at www.ndss.org for more information.
“The mission of the LuMind Foundation is to stimulate biomedical research that will accelerate the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down syndrome so they participate more successfully in school, lead more active and independent lives, and avoid the early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Please visit www.lumindfoundation.org for more information.
“The mission of Down Syndrome Education USA is to improve developmental and educational outcomes for children with Down syndrome. We focus on delivering measurable improvements in speech and language, reading and literacy, and number and math skills, memory and cognition, social development and educational attainment.” Please visit www.dseusa.org for more information.
“The mission of Research Down Syndrome is to fund and support scientific research directed towards the development of safe and effective drug therapies that will improve memory, learning and communications in persons with Down syndrome and address the increased likelihood for Alzheimer’s disease.” Please visit www.researchds.org for more information.
“Our mission is simple…To assist and support, through fellowship and action, the fathers and families of individuals with Down syndrome.” DSAHR has a local chapter of Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome and the group meets monthly. Please visit www.dadsnational.org for more information.
“The International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) is dedicated to helping and advocating for individuals with Down syndrome from conception and throughout life. We promote the dignity and respect of individuals with DS and assist the families who love them. We provide support, education and connection to other families as well as to local resources. The IDSC operates and advocates independent of any political cause or religious affiliation and we welcome all to our community.” Please visit www.theidsc.org for more information.