Welcome to the Education page

All individuals with Down syndrome are lifelong learners just like every one of us.

It is very important to presume competency and have high expectations when educating individuals with Down syndrome. Research has shown that effective academic interventions and inclusive education are cornerstones of effective education plans for individuals with Down syndrome so they can attain their educational goals, be gainfully employed and be fully contributing citizens in the community.

Our services, here at the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center are devoted to helping individuals with Down syndrome get access to appropriate education, from birth to adulthood, so that they can reach their maximum potential.

Sunshine Fund

The Sunshine Fund was established several years ago to provide a gift of treats to our children (any age) when they are hospitalized.

If you know of a family that is interested in receiving this service, please contact the DSAHRC at (518) 738-0020 x3726 or info@dsahrc.org and provide the following information:>

  • Name and age of recipient
  • Nature of the hospitalization
  • Name and phone number of parent(s) or guardian(s)
  • Home address of recipient
  • It is also helpful if you have knowledge of any special wish items or areas of interest the hospitalized person has, as we try to individualize each Sunshine package. We have found that most people prefer receiving the surprise box after returning home where they can open the box and enjoy the contents at their leisure. Hopefully, this brings to each person some smiles and fun during recuperation. Please do not hesitate to call when this fund can be of service to you or someone you know!

We also mail out Birthday Cards and currently have approximately 200 individuals who receive cards each year. We are always happy to add to this list at any time. If you know someone who would like to receive a card, please contact the DSAHRC and ask to be added to the list. We will be happy to send them Birthday Wishes for their special day!