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Self-Advocates * Parents * Family Members * Friends  


"Story" Submission Deadline EXTENDED

Submit Your Story by Feb. 4th


27th Annual Conference
"My Great Story"
Submit and Share Your Story TODAY!

How to submit your story:

1. Visit www.ndss.org/stories

2. Click the Submit Bookmark (top right of book)

3. Enter your Great Story (keep to 500 words or less)

4. Upload image to go with your Great Story


The MDSC is integrating the National Down Syndrome Society's "My Great Story" public awareness campaign into this year's conference theme because your stories inspire people every day! "My Great Story" seeks to ignite a new way of thinking about people with Down syndrome by showcasing and collecting inspirational stories told by people with Down syndrome, their family members, friends, colleagues, employers, and many others. 


 We want to hear from EVERYONE that has a story to tell about an achievement, goal, dream, or something that makes you proud. Please tell us how your loved one with Down syndrome has inspired you with their everyday triumphs and remarkable accomplishments.



Some stories will be selected and used to introduce a workshop that may relate to a session topic.  


Note: The various ways we will share your story include but are not limited to pre-conference promotion, event displays, MDSC publications, etc.  

Some of the exciting new NDSS Online Storybook features include:


* Each story now has its own unique link, so you can spread the word about the campaign and share your story with friends and family!


* NDSS has integrated a new commenting feature, so that those who read your

story can share their thoughts with you, and you can comment on other stories

in the collection.


* Each story has a voting feature, so your readers can demonstrate which

stories are their favorites. Each week, the stories with the most votes will

featured as the My Great Story of the Week on the NDSS website and social

media outlets. You can use your unique link to spread the word and let people

 know to vote for your story!


* When submitting a story, you now have the opportunity to share how you

heard about My Great Story, and give credit to a specific person or site if you choose.


* In addition to the categories already available within the collection,

which include family, friends, hobbies, education, work and many others,

a new Holiday section has been added to the site which will be adapted

to fit the appropriate season and will be updated throughout the year.




* Extented Submission Deadline *

The NDSS must receive your story by:  Friday, Feb. 4th




Please email aortiz@mdsc.org with any questions.


MDSC Mission:
To ensure individuals with Down syndrome in Massachusetts are valued, included, and given the opportunities to pursue fulfilling lives by providing information, networking opportunities, and advocacy for people with Down syndrome and their families, educators, health care professionals, and the community-at-large.


Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress
P.O. Box 866
Melrose, MA 02176