Join us in promoting inclusion and awareness for the achievements of individuals with Down syndrome as we celebrate our Buddy Walk's 28th Anniversary on 9/29/2024. 

The Capital Region’s Buddy Walk is a short 1-mile stroll around the pond in Schenectady’s Central Park. Along with the walk, the day is filled with resource information, entertainment, music, games, crafts, and snacks. 

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If you are interested in sponsoring the Buddy Walk, click here

Purchase your official Buddy Walk commemorative T-shirts here!

Shirts ordered after September 3rd will arrive after the walk.
Funds raised at the Buddy Walk have a direct impact on individuals with Down syndrome and their families in our communities at any stage of life. Here are just a few highlights of the accomplishments provided by the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center from the past year:

96 Parent Education, Linkage, Outreach & Referral Consultations

70 Professional Education, Linkage, Outreach & Referral Consultations

120 Modified Curricular Units to Capital Region school districts to support inclusion of students with Down syndrome in general education classes

Education, Enrichment & Empowerment to 20 young adults and adults through DSAHRC’s 321 Club

In-person visits and ongoing support to Expectant and New Parents at Capital Region hospitals through DSAHRC’s Welcome Baby Program

Publish periodic DSAHRC E-newsletter to over 1,400 subscribers