President of the National Downs Syndrome Society (NDSS)
June 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Joyce welcomes Sara Hart Weir, president of the National Downs Syndrome Society (NDSS).Under Weir’s leadership, since December 2014,  NDSS was at the forefront of the passage of the landmark and historical Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE), Act, which will create tax free savings accounts for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.  For Weir, the advocacy surrounding the ABLE Act was a civil rights issue, as for the first-time ever, it puts a stake in the ground that individuals with disabilities can save money for the future, work, all while remaining on the necessary benefits that the Down syndrome community relies on.

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