NDSC Policy and Advocacy
The NDSC Policy & Advocacy Team is comprised of disability policy professionals who are experienced, well-connected, and highly regarded national subject matter policy experts and leaders. The Policy Team regularly consults with the engaged, experienced, and bipartisan NDSC Public Policy Advisory Council that represents a diversity of viewpoints and experiences. Recently, NDSC coalesced its large network of volunteer advocates across the country into the National Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition (NDAC), a grassroots advocacy service that is designed to educate individuals with Down syndrome, their family members and other allies about policy issues and give them the advocacy tools, techniques and information they need to effectively engage with their legislators to advocate for change. All NDSC members and NDSC Affiliate Program subscribers are welcome to join NDAC, regardless of advocacy experience.
NDSC recognizes the value of joining our advocacy efforts with other disability and human rights groups in both informal and formal partnerships. Currently NDSC participates in the following coalitions: Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination, National UDL Task Force, UDL Policy Council, ABLE National Resource Center and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
You can learn more about our Policy & Advocacy Team, and other NDSC staff members here