Tell Your Employer

The reality of competitive business these days is that employers have to stay focused on… well, business. That means that if they don’t already know someone with Down syndrome, they probably never gave the idea of hiring someone much thought. And if they did, where would they start?

Fortunately, we have information that will educate, inspire and ultimately take the fear out of what might seem like a daunting prospect – hiring someone with Down syndrome. Whether you work at a university or preschool, a fast food restaurant or a financial services center, help open your employer’s eyes to the power of people with Down syndrome in the workforce.

Sample Email

Below is a sample email you can use to tell your employer that hiring someone with Down syndrome and intellectual/developmental disabilities makes good business sense.




I know how busy you are, but I came across a campaign recently that I thought you’d be interested in. It’s called Your Next Star and it shows that people with Down syndrome and intellectual/developmental disabilities are ready and able to work.

It turns out that workers with disabilities typically show more loyalty, lower turnover, and have identical job performance ratings as their non-disabled peers.

Check out for a video that’s getting a lot of attention. Maybe our company could benefit from hiring someone with Down syndrome or an intellectual/developmental disability. If you think so too, the website will give you just one simple step to get started.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to look.

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