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 August 31 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:

186 Parent Education, Linkage, Outreach & Referral Consultations

157 Professional Education, Linkage, Outreach & Referral Consultations

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

30 Adults with Down syndrome participating in DSAHRC’s 321 Club

Continued support of Expectant and New Parents at Capital Region hospitals through DSAHRC’s Welcome Baby Program

Continue to publish periodic DSAHRC E-newsletters to 1,406 subscribers