Three Down Syndrome Resources Collaborate on Prenatal Testing Issues
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“Working with NDSC and NDSS has been so exciting. As a parent, it is heartwarming to see so many excellent organizations coming together working on important global issues that affect hundreds of thousands of people,” said Michelle Sie Whitten, executive director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. “Besides NDSC, NDSS, and Global, we now have Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, and so many others. I honestly believe that today, more so than any time I have seen in the past, there is such a wonderful sense of passion, purpose, and professionalism in the Down syndrome community. When you put those three ‘p’s’ together, the impact we are having is truly astounding.”
NDSC, NDSS and Global all have important information about prenatal testing and facts about Down syndrome on their websites. To view that information, please visit:
Founded in 1973, the National Down Syndrome Congress is the oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. A 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy organization, the NDSC provides free technical support and information about issues related to Down syndrome throughout the lifespan, as well as on matters of public policy relating to disability rights.
Since 1979, the National Down Syndrome Society has worked to promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. NDSS has about 350 affiliates nationwide. The NDSS National Policy Center works with Congress and federal agencies to protect the rights of people with Down syndrome, and educates individuals to advocate on local, state and national levels.
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy.