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Believe in BETTER Lives

for All Affected by Autism

Our mission is to promote lifelong opportunities for people on the autism spectrum and their families, so they can be fully participating members of their communities.

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The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, New York is a not-for-profit organization that serves people living with autism in the Greater Capital District and their families. Our vision is a society where all individuals on the autism spectrum are fully participating members of our community.

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We are still accepting photos for the slideshow at our Annual Gala for Autism! Email images to We can't wait to see your favorite memories from this year! Meeting Mini Miss Spirit and this precious pig was a highlight of ours.

Registration for the Gala closes on February 17th. Get your tickets and tables here: Miss Spirit of the Electric City, Brielle, and an adorable pet pig.
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We're reaching out to our community to ask for your help with securing items, baskets, and services for our Gala for Autism on February 29, 2020. If you are able to contribute a gift basket, or gift cards, we would greatly appreciate it! Please email if you have an item to donate. Thank you very much! ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you love baking? Or have you always wanted to give it a try? We are seeking participants for an exciting new event!

For this year's Annual Gala for Autism, we have created a special Dessert Challenge! Individuals with autism will each partner with a local baker to create a dessert for the Gala. Please email if you or a loved one is interested in participating!

Professional bakers can apply to participate through this link:
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In need of Valentine's Day gifts? Check out our online store for Live Work Learn products! These crafts are handmade by young adults as part of a program to help them develop a variety of skills. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is the impact that employment can have for individuals who have faced barriers to employment due to their disability. And this is why the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region created Gig Works to change the future for individuals with autism by helping with new approaches to employment. There will be 500,000 adults on the autism spectrum aging into adulthood over the next 10 years. Yet a whopping 85% of college grads affected by autism are unemployed, compared to the national unemployment rate of 4.5%. Where will they work? Right here in the Capital Region and all over NY!!! A big thank you to #gigworks #Thinkdifferentlyny #puzzlescafe #integrateautismemploymentadvisors #nysid #pineridgeindustries #employmentsupportprofessionals and many more who are determined to bring successful employment opportunities to our communities! #AutismWorks ... See MoreSee Less

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