21st Annual Capital Region Buddy Walk



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This year's 21st Annual Capital Region Buddy Walk is extra special for all our loved ones with an extra copy of the 21st chromosome!
To celebrate this special anniversary, this year's Buddy Walk will be a
Fall Festival!

It will be a fun-filled day for everyone!
Our Theme this year is
Recognizing the Achievements of All Individuals with Down Syndrome!

We thank our community for your support of the Capital Region Buddy Walk for the last 20 years and also for your support of the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center!

Without your support we would not be able to offer the valuable and needed services, listed below, to our community

  • Welcome Baby Program
  • Down Syndrome Awareness and Training programs
  • Individualized Educational Consultation Services to families and schools
  • Monthly meetings and informational seminars for all ages and topics
  • Social & Recreational programs
  • Self Advocates program
  • Aim High Scholarship
  • and much more.....

We are proud to share some stories with you....

From my very first contact with the DSAHRC, I knew we were in good hands. Having the support and knowledge has been a tremendous help in navigating through this journey. Namita has been there to listen, offer advice and advocate with me at school district meetings. Some of my best friends are other moms from this wonderful community. Thank you Aim High for all you have done, and continue to do for us and all of the other families! We are truly lucky to have you. – Alyssa Stagliano
The DSAHRC has been an incredible source of strength to our family since the birth of our son Oliver. We were contacted and welcomed into the local Down syndrome community almost immediately after his diagnosis. They were extremely supportive during our adoption of our son Oscar who also has Down syndrome and was orphaned in China after his birth. The DSAHRC has been extremely helpful while we navigated our way out of early intervention and into the preschool world. They were always available to answer questions and offer support and advocate for us on the spot. As we transition from pre-k to kindergarten they were able to offer one on one advice and support in regards to each of our sons individual education plans and helped us to come up with appropriate goals to help them be as successful as possible. It's amazing to have the support and guidance of professionals who understand the challenges that we face on a day to day basis and it's empowering to know that they have our best interest in mind always. – Caroline Stallmer

We hope that you will participate again this year and help us highlight the many achievements of our loved ones with Down syndrome and spread the positive message of acceptance and inclusion of all individuals with Down syndrome.

Many Thanks to our 2017 Capital Region Buddy Walk Committee !
Our dedicated committee members are:

Rebecca Criscone - Chair
Kirin Buckley
Sandra Gomez-DeTuya
Yunhee Lee
Sruthi Muralidharan
Gayle Pliscofsky
Heather Smith
Alyssa Stagliano
Erica Wilson

Various Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this year's Capital Region Buddy Walk. Please click below for our complete sponsorship packet

Sponsorship Packet
Please share sponsorship packets with businesses or organizations that may consider a sponsorship.

Do you have products or services you would like to promote at this year's Capital Region Buddy Walk. We encourage you to consider a vendor table at the Buddy Walk. Please click below for our Vendor Application.
Vendor Application

For any questions about the 21st Annual Capital Region Buddy Walk or our services please call our office at (518) 738-0020 ext. 3726 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-14-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 10-14-2017 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
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