Speaker Spotlight: Deborah Tomai

Deborah was desperate to find some kind of community for children with Down syndrome and their parents after the birth of her son Ben in 2011.  Her efforts lead to meeting with seven families that would go on to co-find the Rio Grande Valley Down Syndrome Association. They first met in March of 2012 and organized themselves as a preschool playgroup.  Today the RGVDSA is thriving with families, from newborns to adults.  Its mission is to build relationships, advocacy, and support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

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