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Ms. Madeleine C. Will

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Vice President of Public Policy

Phone: (202) ***-****  
Local Address:  Washington D.C. , District of Columbia , United States
National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway 8Th Floor
New York , New York 10012
United States

Company Description: The National Down Syndrome Society is a nonprofit organization with more than 250 affiliates nationwide representing the more than 400,000 Americans who have this...   more

Employment History

  • Founder and Chief Policy Officer
    National Down Syndrome Society
  • Chief Policy Officer
  • Advocate and the Co-Founder
  • Director
    National Policy Center of the National Down Syndrome Society
  • Vice President of Public Policy and Director
    National Policy Center of the National Down Syndrome Society
  • President and Chief Operating Office
    Childlink International
  • Chairperson
    President's Committee for People

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A. , history
    Smith College
  • M.A. , history
    University of Toronto
145 Total References
Web References
Staff Directory, 28 April 2012 [cached]
Madeleine Will, Director, National Policy Center
National Down Syndrome Organizations, 10 July 2015 [cached]
Madeleine Will
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Madeleine Will CPSD Co-Founder and Executive Committee Chair
APSE: Assocation of People Supporting Employment First [cached]
Long-time advocate and the co-founder of the CPSD, Madeleine Will, opened the briefing by sharing the history of the disability rights movement and how government programs ensure a cycle of government dependence.
National Down Syndrome Society - Policy Center Staff - Page 2, 6 Nov 2010 [cached]
Madeleine Will, Director of the Policy Center Madeleine Will has been an advocate for people with disabilities for three decades. She has led efforts to establish services nationally for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. In addition, she has promoted the concept of inclusive general education classrooms for students with disabilities and helped and to create transition and supported employment programs. In 2004, Ms. Will was named Director of the National Policy Center of the National Down Syndrome Society. From 2002 to 2006, Mrs. Will was Chairperson of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID). The PCPID is a Federal Advisory Committee whose members are appointed by the President of the United States. From 1989 to 1997, Mrs. Will worked as director of Childlink International, a nonprofit focused on developing community-based services and supports to people with disabilities in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Bulgaria. In 1983, Mrs. Will was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). She assumed responsibility for management of three principal components of the DOE: Office of Special Education, the Rehabilitative Services Administration, and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. In 2004, Ms. Will received the Presidential Award for Moral and Policy Leadership from the American Association for Mental Retardation. She has received many other professional honors and special awards, including: The ARC "IDEA Hero Award"; Smith College Medal (1989); Temple University Outstanding Educator Award (1987); Federal Management Award (1986); U.S. Department of Education Secretary's Special Citation (1984). Ms. Will received a B.A. in history from Smith College. She also pursued graduate studies at the University of Toronto and has an M.A. in history. Mrs. Will is the parent of three children. Her son, Jonathan, has Down syndrome.
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