Welcome to the Educators 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.



Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:08

Self Advocates News

Self Advocates Go To The Theater!!

"All Night Strut" is being performed by Shaker High School on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2 PM.

$12 for adults
$10 for students (through high school)
$10 for seniors

"All Night Strut" is a musical celebration of the1930's and 1940's, filled with jazz, blues, bebop and standards.

Please make reservations by Friday, March 23, 2012; and for more information and to reserve your tickets call (518) 438-1113 or email Debbie Baldwin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:53

Education News


DSAHRC Transition: Preschool Special Education To School Age Services

What happens when my child goes to kindergarten?

Transitions are made easier when families and providers understand the process. It can be a time of excitement and anxiety. This workshop will help participants to understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the components of an IEP. Parents will leave from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten. We will discuss these topics with a focus on children with Down syndrome.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center
1 Marcus Blvd. , Suite 105
Albany, NY 12205

Registration is Required

For more information and registration, 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..

Empowerment! Saturday, April 20, 2012

Online Registration Form
Download Conference / Registration Brochure
Buy Raffle Tickets


Chris is best known for the four years he spent playing Charles “Corky” Thatcher on the hit ABC-TV show “Life Goes On” and his reoccurring role as Taylor, the angel of faith on the CBS-TV show “Touched By An Angel”.

Contact the DSAHRC at (518) 738-0020 ext.3726 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
We hope to hear from you soon!

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 20:40


The DSAHRC has a great Lending Library, with many books and videos that address issues that are important to youth and adults with Down syndrome. You can also find a lot of information on this website under About DS.

The National Down Syndrome Congress website has an extensive section for Self-Advocates, as does the website of the National Down Syndrome Society.

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 20:39

What We Do

The Self-Advocates are involved in lots of things – we like to get together socially, but we also look forward to classes that help us learn, with topics like Money Management and Creating Your Own Portfolio. During the Beyond Our Wildest Dreams Conference in the spring, we have our own conference. Some of us participate in the DSAHRC Speaker’s Bureau, where we learn how to create PowerPoint presentations and actually go out and tell audiences about our lives as people living with Down syndrome. Many of us are involved at the organizational level, serving on the Board of Directors or helping to plan the Buddy Walk. We’re always looking for new ideas, too, so let us know what you’re thinking!
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 20:38

Welcome to the Self-Advocates Page!

This section of the DSAHRC website is devoted to individuals ages 16 and older who have Down syndrome. We are an active group that plans and organizes social, educational, and awareness events. 

We also have an email list that we use to send out announcements about dances, classes, and other programs. Please join us by contacting the DSAHRC at (518)738-0020 ext.3726 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We hope to hear from you!

Friday, 30 December 2011 17:58

Information Packets

Information Packets are available from the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center (DSAHRC) on a variety of topics related to Down syndrome.

If you would like information on any of the listed topics, please contact the DSAHRC at (518) 738-0020 x3726 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday, 30 December 2011 17:53


The Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, Inc. (DSAHRC) holds educational seminars for individuals with Down syndrome, families and professionals.

Read more for a list of Seminars that have been held..

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