Mission of DSSRI

~~The Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island (DSSRI) is dedicated to promoting the rights, dignity and potential of all individuals with Down syndrome through advocacy, education, public awareness, and support. We offer membership meetings (open to the public), e-newsletters, print resources, public awareness activities and conferences, as well as support and personal guidance on educational and medical issues.

Public Awareness & Advocacy

~~DSSRI also serves as a resource for professionals interested in parental concerns. We provide speakers to schools, colleges, professional organizations and civic/fraternal groups. DSSRI also advocates in the service system and in the community for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. DSSRI is affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS).

Board of Directors


Claudia M. Lowe,
Coordinator

Kevin Alviti,
President


Robert Castagnaro,
Vice President


Patricia Peacock,
Secretary


Gail Doyle,
Treasurer


Clifford Bannon
Marilyn Blanche
Saadia Cicerone
Dianne DeCristofaro
Katherine Lowe
Bob Macaux

Shelley Miller


Down Syndrome Society of RI
4635 Post Road, Suite 5
East Greenwich, RI 02818
401-463-5751


Information and Parental Support

~~DSSRI provides information and support on medical and educational issues associated with raising a child with Down syndrome. We share this information with parents, family members, professionals and other individuals through informational meetings with speakers and panels, newsletters, a comprehensive library, conferences and special events. About 500 individuals and organizations receive our newsletters. DSSRI also provides support on an individual, parent-to-parent basis. DSSRI provides a free New Parent Package, which includes books about Down syndrome, pamphlets, newsletters, and DSSRI membership information. The New Parent Committee provides in-person and telephone support, and hosts social activities where new parents can network with other parents. We also have other up-to-date resources available upon request.

Mission of DSSRI

~~The Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island (DSSRI) is dedicated to promoting the rights, dignity and potential of all individuals with Down syndrome through advocacy, education, public awareness, and support. We offer membership meetings (open to the public), e-newsletters, print resources, public awareness activities and conferences, as well as support and personal guidance on educational and medical issues.

Promoting the rights, dignity and potential of all individuals with Down syndrome...

4635 Post Road,  Suite  5

   Warwick, RI 02818

  401-463-5751

 

 Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island