Promoting the value and dignity of persons with Trisomy 21.

National Resources

Additional website information on DS:

National Down Syndrome Society


National Association for Down Syndrome


National Down Syndrome Congress




This new site hopes to provide all sorts of resources nationwide for families of those with disabilities.



The Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities offers paid summer internships at many of America’s leading corporations.  These companies are members of the National Business & Disability Council and are proactive in recruiting qualified people with disabilities.  To be considered for an internship, a student must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student with a disability, who has completed at least 60 credits, and is maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.  More information can be found on the web site at .  Please note:  The application deadline for 2009 program is December 31, 2008.

In addition, the following is important information about a FREE service to your students and graduates with disabilities:   The National Business & Disability Council’s National Resume Database, which was developed with the goal of bringing together top talent with disabilities and America’s top employers in both the private and public sector.  This service is provided free of charge to job seekers with disabilities and is open to applicants who have earned or are expected to earn a two or four year degree within the next six months or have completed equivalent technical training.   Log onto  and click onto Job Seekers. For more information, contact me at 516.465.1519 or email me at

Laura M. Francis

Manager of Corporate Services

National Business & Disability Council at Abilities!

201 I. U. Willets Road

Albertson, NY  11507-1599

516.465.1519 (V)

516.465.3730 (F)

516.747.5355 (TTY)