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Thank you to all of our sponsors, committee members, volunteers and teams for an amazing Capital Region Buddy Walk!

Team photos are available for digital download. Thank you to photographer Neil Jordan for capturing the day!

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Buddy Walk t shirts will be on sale through the
month of October in recognition of
Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

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Your donations make a difference. 

Funds raised at the Buddy Walk have a direct impact on individuals with Down syndrome and their families in our communities in any stage of life. Here are just a few highlights of the accomplishments of the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center from the past year:

  • Provided Parent education & empowerment via one on one IEP/Educational consultation, linkage and referrals to 40 families

  • Provided 25 Expectant/New Parent Packets with critical resources at area hospitals
  • Delivered 10 Welcome Baby baskets
  • Provided linkages and referrals to 28 families 
  • Assisted with 90 modified curricular units from September 2021 - April 2022 to support inclusion of students with Down syndrome in general education classes
  • Provided Professional Development & Educational Consultation on successful strategies for education of students with disabilities to 66 Education Professionals (Teachers, Administrators, and Teaching Assistants)

  • Enrichment and Empowerment seminars for Self-Advocates, including resume writing to 6 individuals, and held two sessions for self advocacy with 10-12 participants per session.

Let's Aim Higher Together!

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Thank you to our sponsors and committee!

TITLE SPONSOR

KeyBank
 

ADVOCATE SPONSORS

1st National Bank of Scotia

Albany Auto Group (BMW of South Albany, Northway Toyota, Audi Albany)

Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York

 

ACHIEVEMENT SPONSORS

Aflac

Rivers Casino & Resort

Shirley Martinez-State Farm Insurance Agent

Specialty Silicone Products, Inc.

The Langan Finin Family

Walmart Supercenter-East Greenbush

 

MILESTONE SPONSORS

Capital Care Developmental Pediatrics

Cusack & Company CPAs, LLC

Inspire Confidence Group

IUE-CWA Local 81359

Mason’s Mission

Momentive Waterford ENGAGE Committee

Reisner Financial

Rockefeller Capital Management

Rosenblum Development Corp.

Shady Lane Apartments

SparkShoppe

TransTech Systems, Inc.

Walmart Supercenter-Glenmont

Walmart Supercenter-Schenectady

 

CELEBRATION SPONSORS

Albany Braces, P.C.

Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital

Caruso’s Auto Repair

Physical Therapy Associates of Schenectady

Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry and Battiste Orthodontics

Jennifer Whipple-Miranda Real Estate

 

FRIEND SPONSORS

Albany ENT

Buenau’s Opticians, Inc.

Callanan Industries, Inc.

Capital District Pediatric Cardiology

Capri Imports Deli and Catering

Demarco Design, LLC

Eddie’s Aquarium Centre

Michael Maloney, DDS

Patrick & Mary Radel

Jitka Zobal-Ratner, MD

John Ray & Sons

Star & Strand Transportation Inc.

Stone Management

Village Paint & Decorating Ltd.

 

MEDIA SPONSORS

Lamar

NEWS10ABC

Times Union

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Albany Police Dept. Mounted Unit

Albany Police Athletic League

Dan Bernstein and Friends Drum Circle

Bimbo Bakeries

Brandon Segal Photography

Christian Brothers Academy

Compass Group

Rebecca Criscone

DJ Art

DeCrescente Distributing Company

Gade Farms

Delia Hubbard dba Track 4 Visual Arts

Terri Hutchinson and her Therapy Pigs

Leslie Markham-Zumba

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets

Rivers Casino & Resort

Riverview Orchards

Schenectady Fire Department

Happy and Harvey Scherer and their Therapy Dogs

Stewart’s Shops

 

MANY THANKS TO OUR 2022 BUDDY WALK COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Sharon Alley

Rebecca Criscone

Sandra Gomez Dominguez

Kristen Gilbert

Gina Graves

Tanya Green

Janine Lampo

Kim Longo

Heather Smith

Mariah Velvis