Play Groups

Our next meeting is coming up on Friday, November 17th! It is Thanksgiving season so we are having a Thanksgiving Potluck Social! Bring a dish to share if you wish and join us for a festive informal get together of our families, friends and colleagues. Catch up with old friends and meet new friends ! Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

When:Friday, November 17, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205
Who:   All ages and everyone is Welcome! Parents, caregivers and professionals (Please note that the children's room activities are available and appropriate for children ages birth to 5 only) 
RSVP: ****Registration is required for planning purposes*****. Please call (518) 738-0020 ext.3726 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please provide name, number of people attending, phone number and an email address.
Please note: Notice of change or cancellation will be sent only to participants who have registered.

The AIM HIGH Infants & Toddlers Parent Group is a collaboration between the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center and the Capital District/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center.

The meetings are held once a month. The purpose of this group is to provide parents an opportunity to participate in monthly informational seminars on a variety of health, education, social and recreational topics and to meet/network with other families. Parents can bring their children! We will have volunteers available, in an adjacent room, which will be set up with age appropriate toys and activities so children can play, socialize and meet new friends!

Our volunteers are fellow parents, professionals, and students from high school Best Buddies Clubs, who have experience working with children with disabilities and are looking forward to working with our children.

For more information, please call our office at (518) 738-0020 ext.3726 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also subscribe to our E-newsletter to receive up to date information about all our meetings and events. To subscribe to the E-newsletter, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our E-distribution list.

We look forward to meeting you!

Event Date 11-17-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 11-17-2017 8:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Special Olympics Information Session at December's AIM HIGH Parent Group Meeting Friday, December 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

We are excited to announce that Ryan Miller, Regional Director for Capital District and North Country Special Olympics New York  will present information about all the different programs and services offered through Special Olympics NY (SONY). SONY provides numerous services to individuals with intellectual disabilities at no charge. Discussion topics will include the following:

  • 2-10 year old programming (Young Athletes)
  • Team/competition opportunities for athletes ages 7 and up
  • Training for individuals with profound disabilities (MATP)
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Possible DSAHRC team

We will start off with a presentation that provides an overview of Special Olympics and end with a Question & Answer session

*****Holiday Refreshments will be served!***** Please feel free to bring a snack to share if you wish*****
When: Friday, December 15, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Due to the upcoming holiday this meeting will be held on the 2nd Friday (12/15/17) instead of the 3rd this month)
Where: Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205
Who:   All ages and everyone is Welcome! Parents, caregivers and professionals (Please note that the children's room activities are available and appropriate for children ages birth to 5 only) 
RSVP: ****Registration is required for planning purposes*****. Please call (518) 738-0020 ext.3726 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please provide name, number of people attending, phone number and an email address.
Please note: Notice of change or cancellation will be sent only to participants who have registered.

The AIM HIGH Infants & Toddlers Parent Group is a collaboration between the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center and the Capital District/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center.

The meetings are held once a month. The purpose of this group is to provide parents an opportunity to participate in monthly informational seminars on a variety of health, education, social and recreational topics and to meet/network with other families. Parents can bring their children! We will have volunteers available, in an adjacent room, which will be set up with age appropriate toys and activities so children can play, socialize and meet new friends!

Our volunteers are fellow parents, professionals, and students from high school Best Buddies Clubs, who have experience working with children with disabilities and are looking forward to working with our children.

For more information, please call our office at (518) 738-0020 ext.3726 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also subscribe to our E-newsletter to receive up to date information about all our meetings and events. To subscribe to the E-newsletter, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our E-distribution list.

We look forward to meeting you!

Event Date 12-15-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 12-15-2017 8:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

The AIM HIGH Infants & Toddlers Parent Group is a collaboration between the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center and the Capital District/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center.

The meetings are held once a month. The purpose of this group is to provide parents an opportunity to participate in monthly informational seminars on a variety of health, education, social and recreational topics and to meet/network with other families. Parents can bring their children! We will have volunteers available, in an adjacent room, which will be set up with age appropriate toys and activities so children can play, socialize and meet new friends!

Our volunteers are fellow parents, professionals, and students from high school Best Buddies Clubs, who have experience working with children with disabilities and are looking forward to working with our children.

For more information, please call our office at (518) 738-0020 ext.3726 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also subscribe to our E-newsletter to receive up to date information about all our meetings and events. To subscribe to the E-newsletter, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our E-distribution list.

We look forward to meeting you!

Event Date 01-19-2018 4:30 pm
Event End Date 01-19-2018 8:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

The AIM HIGH Infants & Toddlers Parent Group is a collaboration between the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center and the Capital District/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center.

The meetings are held once a month. The purpose of this group is to provide parents an opportunity to participate in monthly informational seminars on a variety of health, education, social and recreational topics and to meet/network with other families. Parents can bring their children! We will have volunteers available, in an adjacent room, which will be set up with age appropriate toys and activities so children can play, socialize and meet new friends!

Our volunteers are fellow parents, professionals, and students from high school Best Buddies Clubs, who have experience working with children with disabilities and are looking forward to working with our children.

For more information, please call our office at (518) 738-0020 ext.3726 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also subscribe to our E-newsletter to receive up to date information about all our meetings and events. To subscribe to the E-newsletter, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our E-distribution list.

We look forward to meeting you!

Event Date 02-16-2018 4:30 pm
Event End Date 02-16-2018 8:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Please note: For the month of April 2018 this meeting will be held on the 2nd Friday instead of the usual 3rd due to availability of the meeting rooms.

The AIM HIGH Infants & Toddlers Parent Group is a collaboration between the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center and the Capital District/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center.

The meetings are held once a month. The purpose of this group is to provide parents an opportunity to participate in monthly informational seminars on a variety of health, education, social and recreational topics and to meet/network with other families. Parents can bring their children! We will have volunteers available, in an adjacent room, which will be set up with age appropriate toys and activities so children can play, socialize and meet new friends!

Our volunteers are fellow parents, professionals, and students from high school Best Buddies Clubs, who have experience working with children with disabilities and are looking forward to working with our children.

For more information, please call our office at (518) 738-0020 ext.3726 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also subscribe to our E-newsletter to receive up to date information about all our meetings and events. To subscribe to the E-newsletter, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our E-distribution list.

We look forward to meeting you!

Event Date 04-13-2018 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-13-2018 8:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free