Thursday, July 19, 2012

NDSC Convention Schedule for Thursday 7/19

Thursday's Itinerary for the NDSC Convention in Washington, DC.

There are 2 main events planned for today.

NDSC Day on the Hill

In this important election year, WE are making a difference — more than 400 people have registered to be part of what’s expected to be the largest advocacy effort ever in our nation’s capital focused specifically on Down syndrome. Participants will have the opportunity to influence public policy that affects people with Down syndrome and their families. The day will start with meeting in the Capitol where we will be recognized by Congress and then advocates will continue on to their individual state meetings with Congress members to support the following legislative priorities.
  • Cosponsor the Trisomy 21 Research Centers of Excellence Act (H.R. 2695/S.1840) and the Trisomy 21 Research Resource Act (H.R. 2696/S.1841).
  • Cosponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 1381/S. 2020).
  • Cosponsor the Transition toward Excellence, Achievement and Mobility legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives (including the TEAM-Education Act, H.R. 602; TEAM- Empowerment Act, H.R. 603; and TEAM-Employment Act, H.R. 604) and consider championing the introduction of a companion legislative package in the U.S. Senate.
  • Cosponsor the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (H.R. 3423/S. 1872) to ensure the creation of tax-advantaged savings vehicles for individuals with disabilities.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation's Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala
  • Featuring Dr. Huntington Potter Director of Alzheimer Disease Research, Department of Neurology & the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Preview featuring models with Down syndrome
  • Attendence from members of Congress supporting people with Down syndrome
  • Performances by Scott Grimes and Bob Guiney
  • This is at a different location than the NDSC Convention
Also, NDSC Convention Registration opens 7-9 PM

See the NDSC Convention website for all official details.

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