For nearly two years, Lyft has partnered with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote greater independence for people with Down Syndrome. Last month, we were honored to receive an award at the NDSS’ annual gala for working to transform the way the developmentally disabled community gets around.
Before Lyft, a lack of safe, reliable options often made transportation difficult for this community. Now, Lyft makes it easier for anyone to get a ride within minutes, helping those with Down syndrome and other disabilities get to school, to work, and to their social activities — especially in communities that lack public transit.
31-year-old Sara Wolff can testify to this.
As a board member of the NDSS, and a person with Down Syndrome herself, Sara recently used Lyft while she was in Washington, D.C., advocating for the ABLE act. Our rides allowed her to meet with members of Congress about the bill, which was recently signed into law by President Obama and will help reduce expenses like college tuition, healthcare, housing, and transportation for people with disabilities.
There are thousands of adults with disabilities just like Sara, who benefit from having transportation options like Lyft. We want to thank the NDSS for their outstanding work to ensure that everyone has access to safe and reliable transportation options, and we’re proud to be their partner.