Educational Services

Education Coordinator

We have an Education Coordinator available to assist families and professionals in developing Individual Education Plans and attend Committee on Special Education meetings.

Training Topics

We offer educational training seminars, support and materials to assist in navigating all of the following systems:

  • Early Intervention –Birth to age three
  • Pre-school Special Education- Age three to five
  • Kindergarten to age 21
  • Post Secondary Education
  • Transitional Services

Extra M.I.L.E. Program:

  • The Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center (DSAHRC) is excited to announce the Extra M.I.L.E. (Modifications to Improve Learning Excellence) Program for Students with Developmental Disabilities. This program is made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s Marjorie Rockwell Fund for the Disabled and Tearing Up the Turf for Timothy and and his friends with Down Syndrome Golf Tournament.
        The goal of this program is to create modified curriculum units at the primary and secondary level for students with disabilities to improve their access and mastery of the general education curriculum. Each unit will be provided to the school or family for their student or child as a color, hard-copy resource.
  • Extra M.I.L.E. Information & Request form can be found here.

DSAHRC Reading Tutorial Program

  • DSAHRC's Reading Tutorial Program offers 1:1 reading instruction to students with Down syndrome ages 5 through adulthood.
  • The fall tutorial sessions will begin between September 28 and October 1 and will run through December 7.
  • Please click here for complete information about the Reading Tutorial Program.

    If you would like to enroll your child in the program please complete the following Application, Reading Checklist (for first time applicants only) and the Student Availability form and send it back by 
    Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    Fax: (518) 738-0021
    US Mail: DSAHRC, 22 Corporate Woods Blvd., 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12211

  • 2018 Winter Reading Tutorial Student Application
  • Reading Checklist
  • Student Availability Form

Our other training topics are as follows:

  • IEP Tool Kit : Navigating the Special Education process
  • Team Approach to Inclusive Education
  • Advocacy from Day One
  • Down Syndrome Facts, Faces and Fallacies
Development of visual supports:

Providing visual support while educating individuals with Down syndrome greatly helps them participate in, and gain access, to the general education curriculum. Our offices are equipped with tools and computer software needed to develop visual supports and we can help in developing appropriate visuals for your children and students. For more information contact our Education Coordinator, Namita Modasra at (518) 738-0020 ext. 3726 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..