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Down Syndrome Society
of Rhode Island

100 Washington St Unit 325

West Warwick, RI 02893

T: (401) 463-5751
E: info@dssri.org

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Down Syndrome Society of

RHODE ISLAND

...for joining us, donating to our cause, and supporting our community. We are excited to announce, that thanks to your overwhelming support, we have exceeded our $50,000.00 goal for the 2019 Buddy Walk and Fall Harvest Festival. When we set this goal, we knew it was a stretch. We all worked hard to make this happen, much like our kids who push themselves to reach their personal goals.

 —DSSRI NEWS— 

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)

Normie Film Presentation

Monday, November 18, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

WARWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY

600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889

We welcome you to join us for an exclusive, one-night screening of the inspiring documentary film Normie

** Space is limited, registration is required for this free event **


2019 (NR) 74 min.
When Annemarie looks in the mirror, she sees Down syndrome. She hates it. To her, the diagnosis is a giant barricade keeping her from the independence and intimacy she desperately desires. She embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to understand what it means to be normal.
Check out the trailer here: normiefilm.com/trailer/

The screening will start promptly at 6:30pm in the Large Meeting Room at the Warwick Public Library, with a brief introduction by DSSRI. This event is open to family, friends, and the community! Refreshments and light snacks provided.

We can't wait to see you there!


** Space is limited, registration is required for this free event **

If you have questions, please email us at events@dssri.org.