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2016 Public Forums on the Concerns of Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families:

Monday, July 25th:
4-6 P.M.: Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St., Bristol
Hosted by the RI Statewide Independent Living Council and the National Federation of the Blind

4-6 P.M.: Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick
Hosted by the Ocean State Center for Independent Living

Tuesday, July 26th:
4-6 P.M.: Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Rd, Kingston
Hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter

Wednesday, July 27th:
4-6 P.M.: Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland
Hosted by the Rhode Island Department of Health

Thursday, July 28th:
4-6 P.M.: Middletown Library, 700 W. Main Rd, Middletown
Hosted by Opportunities Unlimited for People with Differing Abilities

4-6 P.M.: Jesse M. Smith Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville
Hosted by Bridgemark

Friday, July 29th:
3:30-5:30 P.M.: North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence
Hosted by Perspectives Corporation