The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017


Board Chair: Captain Robert P. Taishoff, JAGC, USN (ret) 

Captain Robert P. Taishoff, JAGC, USN (ret) is the CEO of Annapolis Yacht Sales and Service.  Before this he served on active duty as the Director of the Appellate Defense Division for Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity, managing Navy and Marine Corps attorneys and civilians who represent service members with cases on appeal at the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court.

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President: Sara Hart Weir

Sara Hart Weir, MS, is the President of the National Down Syndrome Society. A Kansas native, Weir's passion of fighting for the human rights of all people with Down syndrome stems from her experience as a peer mentor and friend to a young woman with Down syndrome, Kasey, over two decades ago. As NDSS’ President, Weir oversees the organization’s mission, vision and administration, which is the largest nonprofit in the United States dedicated to advocating for people with Down syndrome and their families. 

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