Advocacy Resources

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC)
A leading advocacy organization serving individuals with Down syndrome in Massachusetts.

Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN)
A Massachusetts-based non-profit with national reach and impact, providing information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)
NDSC initiatives largely echo those of the NDSS. Additionally, Community Policing Education is a priority. The site also includes tools for family advocacy.

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
The NDSS has a series of US national legislative initiatives focused on health, education, employment, & economic self-sufficiency.

Global Down Syndrome Foundation
A leading global, non-profit organization with advocacy initiatives that include outreach to members of Congress and award recognition for outstanding Down syndrome advocates.

Jerome LeJeune Foundation
This international foundation’s advocacy program is focused on the fundamental human rights of people with Down syndrome.

Saving Downs International
This New Zealand-based international organization is focused on social justice advocacy for people with Down syndrome, specifically anti-discrimination and anti-eugenics.

U.S. Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus
This bipartisan group seeks to advance legislation that will benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

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