Lending Library

The Lending Library, located at the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center (DSAHRC), has a wide variety of books available to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and professionals that address all aspects of education for students with Down syndrome including reading, mathematics, communication skills, speech and language development and inclusive education. Books are loaned out for 4 weeks at a time.

Leveled Books:

The resource center has a library of fiction and non-fiction text books that are used to teach students reading and develop literacy skils.These books are leveled using the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system.

The Library also has Reference Books and Software for use in the office.

Please feel free to stop by the office and browse the selection of books and other materials. Or, if you would like a book mailed to you, just let us know!

For a complete listing of materials available, call the DSAHRC at (518) 438-1113 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Parent to Parent Handbook: Connecting Families of Children with Speical Needs


In this comprehensive book, the authors share with you the ins and outs of developing and maintaining a strong, local Parent to Parent program that individually matches "veteran" supporting parents with those who are new to the challenges of caring for a child with a disability. Drawing on research about Parent to Parent groups and best practices in program development and training, you'll get the basics of setting up your own program, including guidelines for finding, preparing, and matching supporting parents with newly referred parents, ideas for organizing and incorporating your program, and evaluating its effectiveness, tips on accessing funding and promoting your program throughout the community, and useful forms and extensive lists of contacts and resources to get you started.