Law Syndrome affects 100% of people with Down syndrome.

 It’s a series of antiquated laws that impede the pursuit of a career or living independently without risking Medicaid benefits.

Help us fix the law and end #LawSyndrome

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THE BILL

We are working on legislation that allows those with Down syndrome and other disabilities to:

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Seek competitive employment opportunities by increasing income limitations and ending sub-minimum wage practices

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Work and live where they desire by creating a more portable Medicaid program with greater flexibility

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Benefit from more job opportunities driven by new tax incentives that small businesses and corporations will receive when hiring someone with Down syndrome or another disability

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Achieve economic-self-sufficiency from the expansion of successful disability programs like the National ABLE Program

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SHOW SUPPORT

Support the movement by posting a photo to social media with your fingers crossed – a symbol of hope that represents the intertwined 'law and life' we’re trying to decouple.

STORIES

How #LawSyndrome is affecting the Down Syndrome community.  

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Jon Stoklas

Despite winning gold medals, John Stoklas can’t hold a full-time position without putting his Medicaid at risk. Having no healthcare simply isn’t an option for an athlete. 

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AnnaRose Rubright

Before college, Law Syndrome made saving for AnnaRose’s tuition difficult. After college, it makes it almost impossible to say yes to the job she’s worked so hard for.

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Justin Stacy

While Justin’s brother followed his dreams into the NFL, Justin himself won’t be able to pursue his dream job because of Law Syndrome. 

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Isla Newton

Isla won’t feel the effects of Law Syndrome until she turns 18; but when that happens, she’ll face issues with pursuing education, employment and her own independence.