The AIM Program is really all about what our name stands for: "Ability In Me." Children with Down syndrome have many abilities, and when specific learning strategies are used to target the skills required for successful life-long inclusion, those abilities are brought out and strengthened within the children.
Our future hope and organizational vision is that individuals with Down syndrome will have the opportunity to reach their full potential, have a true sense of belonging and become contributing members of society. For this to happen, we need to provide consistent, ongoing, direct, individual, and expert treatment therapy.
AIM is modeled after the very successful PREP Program, founded in Calgary Alberta in 1988 by Barbara Tien, a registered Speech Language Pathologist. For the past 25 years, PREP has offered progressive programming for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. The PREP Program was chosen as our model because our research and parent feedback tells us it is the best model in North America. The PREP Program is unique in that it offers direct therapy in small group and/or individual sessions to children with Down syndrome. AIM was founded because we believe that children in Saskatchewan deserve the same quality of service that is available in other provinces.