NDSS DS-Ambassadors Program

The DSAGC collaborates with the National Down Syndrome Society in a nationwide advocacy initiative called the NDSS DS-Ambassadors program.  DS-Ambassadors are volunteer advocates of all abilities committed to taking part in the democratic process by serving as liaisons between the NDSS and their Congressional Delegations.  The overarching goal of this program is to build long-lasting relationships with US Senators and US Representatives to continually raise awareness, educate and advocate for public policy solutions that benefit the Down syndrome community at the federal level.  The following are some key objectives for the DS-Ambassadors program:

  • Strengthen and organize the Down syndrome community’s grassroots advocacy network across the US.
  • Be more effective on Capitol Hill by building relationships in Washington, DC with Members of Congress and their staff.
  • Engage more affiliates and advocates to provide valued input and feedback to NDSS on our advocacy efforts, programs and key initiatives.
  • Grow the DS-Ambassadors program to 535 DS-Ambassadors – one for each Senator and Representative.

NDSS Ambassador Program Powerpoint

To learn more about this program or to become a NDSS DS-Ambassador, please contact Ginny Sessions, NDSS Grassroots & Development Programming Manager, at gsessions@ndss.org.