Communicator 2012
More Alike_____________________________________________________
The NDSC Communicator   
________________________________________________ July, 2012
in this issue
We're in Washington, DC!
Vote to Support our More Alike Campaign
Convention From Your Couch
And Another Thing or Two
We're just about ready in Washington, DC!

If you're coming to the convention later this week - we'll see you there!


NDSC staff and our board of directors are hard at work at the Marriott Wardman Park, getting everything ready for your arrival. We can't wait to see you in just a few days!


With more than 400 advocates signed up to participate in our Day on the Hill, and close to 3000 people expected over the convention weekend, Washington, DC won't be the same when we're done!


Stay tuned after the convention to find out the location and dates for next year's Causecation!

Help Us Out - Non-Profit Video Contest - Vote for NDSC

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Help the NDSC continue to show the world how people with Down syndrome are More Alike Than Different


We are a finalist in Encyclomedia's non-profit video contest, which will award a fully-produced video to a local organization...but we need your votes to move on to the next round. Visit, and cast your vote for the National Down Syndrome Congress.


The contest closes July 30, so don't wait! Help us create a new video for the popular More Alike campaign, by asking your friends to vote for us, too!

Missing This Year's Convention? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  

Convention from your Couch

For the first time in our 40 year convention history, we will be live streaming selected plenary sessions and workshops. That means you have the opportunity to share in the convention experience from your own home! 


Register now for our "Convention from Your Couch". NDSC members will pay $35.00 for access to the content; non-members will pay $70.00.


View the schedule here:


The online sessions will be available for viewing through June 30, 2013. So, even if you can't watch live, you can sit down at your computer anytime over the next year and learn from the best.

And Another Thing or Two...

1. Many of our members and friends came to know us as "the convention people". Don't forget - we're around all year long, to answer your questions and help you find resources that will benefit the people with Down syndrome in your life. Call 800-232-6372 or email anytime!

2. It's so important to make connections with people who live near you. If you're not involved with your local parent organization now, go ahead and make that call, or visit their website so you can attend their next event. Here's a list of our parent group affiliates. Find the one near you!

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