The NDSC joins other local and national Down syndrome organizations in condemning the tragic death of Ethan Saylor, and are working together to uphold the human and civil rights of people with Down syndrome and their families. Our interactions with the U.S. Department of Justice are ongoing, and we will continue to demand an independent inquiry around this case.
We are also committed to the creation of training materials for police departments and first responders across the country, and will work to develop and disseminate those materials. Per our efforts to develop and/or distribute best practices training, we would like to collect materials that our affiliates or others have developed. If you have such materials and wish to share them, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of someone or a group who has such materials, please let us know and we will be happy to follow up with them directly.
David Tolleson, Executive Director