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 Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island

4635 Post Road,  Suite  5

   Warwick, RI 02818

  401-463-5751

 

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


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.

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.

Board of Directors


Kevin Alviti

Marilyn Blanche

Joanne Burger

Robert  Castagnaro

Saadia Cicerone

Jeff DiMillio

Gail Doyle

Ashley Farnham

Stephanie Kaczmarzyk

Rhonda Leander

Katherine Lowe

Bob Macaux

Nancy Seifert

Patricia Peacock


Claudia M. Lowe, Coordinator

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).

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.