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.

Choosing Naia: A Family’s Journey.


Greg and Tierney Fairchild are a well-educated, middle class couple that are thrilled to discover that Tierney is pregnant. Tierney undergoes all of the usual tests, and the Fairchilds are stunned to discover that not only does their unborn child have a hole in her heart, but that she may also be born with Down syndrome. Investigative reporter Mitchell Zuckoff spent hundreds of hours with Tierney and Greg, and the result is "Choosing Naia," a book that began as a series of articles in the Boston Globe.