Summer Sundays are always happy days! We are looking forward to an exciting week here at NDSS! Do you have any big plans for this week?
Tuesday means that it’s not Monday anymore!!! 💫 What are some goals you have for today?
We are so excited to announce Kandi Pickard as our new President and CEO! Congratulations, Kandi - we are so lucky to have you! We know as a leader and parent in our community you will continue to expand our organization and help us achieve great things.
Our 2019 CARING with Congress was an incredible success! With over 100 people in attendance, we want to say thank you to all of the family members, NDSS supporters, and Members of Congress who were vital in ensuring that this year’s CARING was a fun-filled night. We can’t thank you enough for your steadfast support as you walk alongside us in the fight for the rights and inclusion of our friends and family with Down syndrome. Here’s to another great year of new friendships, new legislation, and new success!
If you’ve ever wanted to see YOUR picture featured in Times Square, you still have until midnight tonight to submit your favorite picture of yourself laughing, dancing, adventuring, or doing whatever else makes you happy! Swipe to see some of our incredible submissions, and get ready to be inspired! The link is in our bio!
We have good friends and good snacks...what more do you need? Join the fun, maybe grab an ice pop, and invite a friend to follow us!
Posted @withrepost • @pickard05 PLAY day in @clevelanddotcom! So much fun learning about healthy habits and baseball drills with my friends Sawyer and Abby! Big thank you to @shane_bieber and the @indians for an incredible day! Always great to share the day with our partners @thethf @henryschein @insidepbats @rudermanfdn! See you tomorrow at @kcroyals! @ndssorg #letsplayball
Throwback to last week when @louisiana_gov signed Evie’s Law! Named after @extraevielove, this bill prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability for organ transplants! 💙💛 Thank you to the AMAZING members of the Down syndrome community across Louisiana who helped pass this bill that improves the quality of life of people with Down syndrome!
Congrats to Elliot who was in his 3rd Grade Spelling Bee! His mom is a member of #TeamNDSS and Run for 3.21 veteran!🏃♀️🥇 Although he didn’t take home the trophy🏆, he is one of the top spellers in his grade! 🌟💥
Ashley Helsing, NDSS Director of Government Relations, traveled to WA to celebrate the signing of a bill that bans organ-transplant discrimination for individuals with intellectual disabilities! NDSS was thrilled to work with advocates in WA to pass this crucial legislation Visit https://bit.ly/2I5YgEq to learn more about how you can change the laws in your state!
Posted @withrepost • @sarahartweir Thank YOU @nycgigisplayhouse for such an incredible honor! 🥇 It’s been a privilege advocating along side @johnscrazysocks 🧦 and being part of collaborations like @nycgigisplayhouse + @ndssorg. Here’s to lots more advocacy ahead in #Kansas 🌻, across the country 🇺🇸 and the globe 🌎!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our First Annual @j_crowd80 NDSS All-Star Clinic at Duke on Saturday! 🌟🏈We are so grateful to work with @j_crowd80 to make this event a reality! 💙💛 📸: @_joshuamacphotography_
Where will the 3rd #NDSSAdultSummit be? Swipe to find out! 🌵🔜
Self-advocates taking a few minutes to tell the whole room what self-advocacy means to them! So inspiring! #NDSSAdultSummit
Amazing Day 1 at the #NDSSAdultSummit!
Laurie VanderPloeg, Director for the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), closes out the #NDSSAdultSummit Day 1! (Visit our FB page to rewatch the FB LIVE recording!)
So many happy memories being captured this weekend! Be sure to tag @ndssorg & use #NDSSadultsummit to share w/us your 📸
We may be talking about adults this weekend, but we all get 😻 when we see babies! #NDSSadultsummit
Full house for the #ndssadultsummit lunch & awards!
Meeting so many advocates! #ndssadultsummit
Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend at the #ndssadultsummit
We are expecting more than 400 participants this year at the #ndssadultsummit
Our #NDSS DC team wishes you a happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️ We are sending you lots of love for supporting the Down syndrome community every day! 💙💛🎉
We have a contest you will L❤️VE happening on our Facebook this #ValentinesDay! Head to our page to get in on the SWEET fun! 🍭 . . . . #downsyndrome #ndss #love
We need YOUR help to END #LawSyndrome.❌ Check out our 40th Anniversary video📽️ which shows how self-advocates are fighting back against prejudice. Watch the video now: Link in Bio
We are having a terrific time at our Buddy Walk® Conference in New Orleans! Thank you to all of our hard-working Organizers!
Sean is the @ndssbuddywalk. YOU are the @ndssbuddywalk! #Repost @sean_from_born_this_way ・・・ I’ve been to 32 Buddy Walks in 10 States so I wanted to do a shirt that says “I Am The Buddy Walk” and @ndssorg was cool and let me do it with their new Buddy Walk logo and it’s on my website now I did a big reveal at the Buddy Walk Conference last night in New Orleans @ndssorg @sarahartweir #buddywalk #buddywalkconference
We are having a remarkable evening here at #C21Nola with our partners at @dsagno! Our self-advocates are busy showing our guests that they are Ready, Willing and ABLE to work. 🎉🍽 #LawSyndrome #DSWORKS
Our self-advocates are the backbone of this unique dining experience at #C21NOLA! Each are Ready, Willing and ABLE to work! It is time 🕰 to end #LawSyndrome once & for all!
It’s go time! 🎉 We are thrilled to officially kick off our #C21NOLA event. Be sure to keep up with NDSS on Facebook to follow along; we will be going LIVE later this evening 🍽 #LawSyndrome #DSWORKS
The tables are filling up at #C21NOLA. The evening will be packed with inspiring conversations from local VIPs, distinguished guests, and industry leaders. 🙌🏼 🍽 #LawSyndrome #DSWORKS
Our local NOLA self-advocates are ready to go! Be sure to stay tuned to see how the evening unfolds. #C21NOLA #DSWORKS
The doors 🚪of the #WWIIMuseum are about to open for #C21NOLA. Our self-advocates are excited to show our guests that they are Ready, Willing and ABLE to work! 💙💛 #LawSyndrome #DSWORKS
Guess what is happening tonight? #C21NOLA will soon open its doors!
We can’t think of a better place to host our 2019 @ndssbuddywalk Organizers Conference but NOLA! ⚜️ #Repost @ndssbuddywalk ・・・ @ndssorg is excited to be in New Orleans with our #BuddyWalk Organizers celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Buddy Walk® Program 💙💛We’re unveiling our new Buddy Walk® handbooks, video training and logo!
We want YOU to celebrate #WDSD2019 💛💙 in a healthy way with NDSS! Our Racing for 3.21 event is a FREE virtual race that allows you to raise awareness at any time ⏱, any place 🏞, at any pace! 💥 Are you signing up? 🙋♀️🙋♂️ https://www.classy.org/event/racing-for-3-21-on-world-down-syndrome-day-2019/e197599
NDSS was a proud sponsor of @kcdsg Keys to Success conference today! Our team gave updates on the research being done in the Down syndrome community! 💉💛💙
#Repost @sarahartweir ・・・ @ndssorg was VERY proud to be present to the U.S. Helsinki Commission today... on the topic — A TRULY INCLUSIVE SOCIETY: ENCOURAGING THE ABILITY IN DISABILITY 🇺🇸🏛⭐️ “At the National Down Syndrome Society, we believe that no matter your differences or abilities you should have a fair shot at the American Dream...” ⭐️❤️🇺🇸🏛 #Downsyndrome #endlawsyndrome #humanrights
The #ndsstribe is enjoy some quality team bonding on our train back from the @ndssbuddywalk #NYCBW2018!
Just SOME of the 500+ people with Down syndrome featured in our Times Square Video today! THANK YOU @clearchanneloutdoor for donating mint 1 BUT 2 screens to us. Now... on to Central Park!!!!!
Time is RUNNING (pun definitely intended) out to register to run the @marinecorpsmarathon with #TeamNDSS! Check out the link in our bio to learn more! 🏃♀️🏃♂️ #RunwithNDSS #MCM