Childhood Letter of Introduction

Thank you for visiting this section of our website. The information provided in this section will likely provide you with up-to-date facts about Down syndrome. We are fortunate to have an organization right here in the Capital District that provides information and support to parents, professionals and individuals who seek information on issues about Down syndrome.

The Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center (DSAHRC) is a not-for-profit organization with a Board of Directors, a professional staff, and families and professionals committed to increasing opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome. The purpose of DSAHRC is to enlighten and encourage the broader community to recognize the individuality, uniqueness, and capabilities of individuals with Down syndrome, and to reflect the hopes and dreams of those individuals and their families.

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Monday, 15 August 2011 17:51

Thoughts From the Middle of the Night

When my son Evan was born and I was told he had Down syndrome, I did not cry for a long time.  Then, as I was waiting for my daughter to visit us in the hospital, I saw a girl a few years older with her little brother walking hand in hand to the viewing window of the nursery, and I could not hold my tears back.  I knew that my daughter would never walk her little brother that way.  I knew he would never experience the small pleasures of life I always took for granted.  In those minutes, my heart was broken, and I was overcome with sadness for both my children.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 16:11

Welcome to Holland

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this...

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide- books and make your wonderful plans. The coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.

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