Down Syndrome Society of


2021 Buddy Walk!


Sunday, October 3rd

10:00am - 2:00pm

Goddard Memorial State Park

1095 Ives Road

Warwick, Rhode Island 02818

Join the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island, Inc. as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2021 DSSRI Buddy Walk® & Fall Harvest Festival. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today! Help us spread the word; all are welcome for our day of celebration!

If you can not participate in this event but would like to make a donation to the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island, Inc., please click here to make a donation on our Buddy Walk site.

Registration fees:

Adult Walker - $15 (adult registration with Fall Harvest Festival admission and t-shirt included **)

Child Walker - $10 (registration for ages 17 and under with Fall Harvest Festival admission and t-shirt included **)

** Must register before September 17th to receive a t-shirt.


Rhode Island Statehouse recognizes World Down Syndrome Day

PROVIDENCE — On Thursday, March 21, Rhode Island Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello joined the entire House of Representatives in welcoming the Feole family and officially commemorating the date as World Down Syndrome Day in the State of Rhode Island.

Observed globally each year on the 21st of March, World Down Syndrome Day recognizes and celebrates all people with Down syndrome and is a day to raise public awareness and continue to advocate for their rights, inclusion and well-being.

Speaker Mattiello shared before the House of Representatives that earlier in the day he visited with the Feole family — whose young son Vincenzo has Down syndrome — and said that it was an honor to have them at the statehouse.

“It was one of those heart-filling events. They are a beautiful family,” he said.

Click here to watch the video!

(Scan to minutes 13.20-20.10)