April Newsletter
The National Down Syndrome Society
How are you doing? We’ve been thinking about all our NDSS families during the past few weeks. We want to thank all the individuals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for your hard work and tireless dedication during these unprecedented times. Our team is working diligently to ensure our COVID-19 page is up to date with helpful resources. Read on to learn more about what NDSS has been working on, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything. We are here to support you.
NDSS joins national consortium to provide useful information surrounding COVID-19 & our community. The unprecedented spread of COVID-19 presents the world with a unique challenge and calls for a united response to better understand its impact on the Down syndrome community. We believe this Q&A is an important resource for individuals with Down syndrome and their families, and we will provide updates as we learn more.
Read the Q&A
 Statement on COVID-19 Treatment Discrimination
As the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, NDSS will continue to work with disability advocacy groups to protect the civil rights of those with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Please let us know if you or someone you know with Down syndrome or other disabilities has faced discrimination due to scarce COVID-19 resources.
Read our statement
Additional COVID-19 Resources
NDSS is proud to provide comprehensive COVID-19 information for our families including tips for homeschooling and helpful suggestions about how to stay healthy during the pandemic. 
View our COVID-19 resources
NDSS Scholarships
Despite all the worry many of us are feeling, there is still so much positivity being spread! NDSS will continue to spread happiness on our social media accounts and through our programs, and is proud to offer scholarships to self-advocates. Learn more about the scholarships that are currently available and apply today.

Additionally, help us spread happiness across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using the hashtag #NDSSspreadshappiness
Check out our scholarships
Self-Advocate Spotlight
Our board member John Cronin and his dad Mark are used to spreading happiness at John's Crazy Socks. Now more than ever, they know the importance of laughter! John and Mark broadcast live on Facebook each evening at 7 p.m. eastern time. John tells jokes and dances a little and the two have been known to break into song. Mostly it is a father and son talking about their day and lives. Tune in to join in on the fun!  
Tune in

We are so grateful to those who continue to support NDSS during this difficult time. If you are able, please consider making a donation today. Your gift ensures we can keep providing resources and support to the community.

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