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.

2013 'Beyond Our Wildest Dreams' Annual Conference

Empowerment! Saturday, April 20, 2012

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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”.

For More Information about the Self-Advocates Group

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!


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.

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!

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!

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.


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..

Direct Impact Grants

Personal Development Grants are offered to DSAHRC members who have Down syndrome so they may take advantage of a wide array of opportunities to learn new skills, become more active, and have fun!  Members may choose to apply for a Personal Development Grant for activities such as...

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.

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