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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.

COVID-19 Preparedness and Resources

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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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Happy Thanksgiving! From all of us at the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, we are so thankful for all of you who have supported us and connected with us this year.

Please join us this Tuesday at 10 AM for our Giving Tuesday Livestream, where we will discuss our vision for 2021 with our new Incoming Board President, Natalie Hsu!
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NYADD is sending a strong message to Governor Cuomo to stop the budget cuts to our most vulnerable citizens. Look for their billboard on NY 787, consider joining NYADD, and let the Governor know that these budget cuts are putting the lives of our loved ones in danger. www.facebook.com/groups/NYADD ... See MoreSee Less

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Date Updated for the Eastern New York Developmental Disabilites Advocates Statewide Virtual ZOOM Rally:

"SAVE THE NEW DATE - WED. 12/9 @ 11 AM. BE SEEN! BE HEARD! #SaveIDDServices! Advocate!

Send in your story, Send pictures of yourself or family members, of the rally messages on your cars & posters, for a montage that will be shown during the RALLY!

Send to:info@nycfair.org & stay tuned for more information!"
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Ensuring quality of life for a loved one with autism requires a care plan with a sound legal and financial foundation. The purpose of a special needs estate plan is to ensure the economic security and ongoing well-being of your family member, even when you’re no longer able to assume that responsibility.

Learn more: www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/future-planning/
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Wildwood Adult Education is hosting another Pop-Up Class online!

Wednesday, 11/18: Spanish Class, featuring learning Spanish language and culture, with Jennifer Flores-Farias, HVCC Intern, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

To reserve a spot, e-mail:mburns@wildwoodprograms.org. Please put “SPANISH” in the subject line.
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@AlbanyCanCode is accepting registrants for the Virtual Digital Literacy class beginning 11/30 for Saratoga & Warren County residents. Spots are still available!

Learning computer skills are critical now more than ever to support work from home and children learning from a virtual setting. AlbanyCanCode is ready to help!

Please spread the word with folks who may be interested.

✨Loaner laptops are provided to anyone who does not have access to a computer.
✨Income-eligible students will be funded 100%.
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**UPDATE: This rally has been canceled.**

State funding for non-profit agencies providing services to our intellectually/developmentally disabled loved ones has been cut and is under threat of further reductions.

Families from across New York State will be holding car rallies under the banner of “Save Our Services” simultaneously on Tuesday, November 17. Head to the Capitol Building in Albany for a rally from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM to support funding our disability services!
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November is the month to give thanks for the many gifts we receive in our lives. It's also #NationalCaregiversMonth! The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region recognizes all of the caregivers in our 14 counties who support our autism community in so many different ways. We see you and we are grateful for all you do! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Birthday to our Executive Director, Janine Kruiswijk! Thank you for all you do for our community!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our friend Steve Szalowski gave a great interview in the Times Union about what he has witnessed as a family therapist during COVID-19. Read it here: www.timesunion.com/news/article/Grondahl-Family-therapist-inspired-by-resilience-15697168.php ... See MoreSee Less

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