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Ryan Rotundo
Manager of Employment Programming
National Down Syndrome Society
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Ryan Rotundo is the Manager of Employment Programs at the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) where he develops resources, programs, and partnerships to advance employment opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome. Ryan brings more than a decade of experience as a high school special education teacher, with a focus on preparing young adults for positive post-secondary transitions. He also has experience developing curriculum to support siblings of individuals with Down syndrome, has worked as a Direct Service Provider, and continues to share his experience as a guest lecturer and speaker. In 2018 Ryan was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to the North Caroline Council on Developmental Disabilities, and in 2019 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Buncombe County Schools, in partnership with Arc of Buncombe County. Ryan holds an undergraduate degree in special education from UNC – Greensboro and a master’s degree in public administration from UNC – Chapel Hill.