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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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"In contemporary media, portrayals of autistic people are typically stereotyped and conventional: heterosexual, cisgender and, more often than not, naïve. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer and similar (LGBTQ+) autistic identities, unfortunately, remain taboo."Read on here: ... See MoreSee Less
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"As a gay autistic man, it is almost as if I have two identities."Read Tom Moran's story using the link below about navigating LGBTQ+ spaces as an autistic ... See MoreSee Less
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With Pride Month in full swing, we want to share the story of Tom Moran, an autistic man and a future trainee solicitor. Tom chatted to the Autism Society in the UK about coming out, his identity as a gay autistic man, and dispelling autism stereotypes.Read about Tom here: ... See MoreSee Less
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June is Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈Gender identity and sexuality are more varied among autistic people than in the general population, and autism is more common among people who do not identify as their assigned sex than it is in the population at large — three to six times as common, according to an August study1. Read more and stay tuned for more information and resources throughout the month! ... See MoreSee Less
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Animal Adventure Park is deeply committed to inclusion inclusion for all. In 2017, we added Cub Care Stations as a welcomed retreat for parents & children. These comfortable, air-conditioned stations, sponsored by Weis Markets, are perfect for nursing an infant, a quick clean up, or just a short break from the action.In 2018, our introduction of Low Sensory evening events furthered our commitment of inclusion for all guests.In 2019, we ensured all aspects and areas of the park were accessible!In 2020 – adaptive operations brought our Drive Thru Zoo experience, granting access to all, with access and inclusion in mind.This season our Low Sensory Evenings return this Saturday, June 5 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Low Sensory Evenings are a special time for individuals with sensory sensitivities and other needs, to visit and explore the park without the hustle and bustle of our crowds. Our Low Sensory evenings still provide access to all aspects of the park; animal feedings, a keeper talk, concessions, and attractions.Though these evenings are especially appropriate for children & adults with autism and/or Sensory Processing Disorder, they are open to anyone with any type of special need and their families. ... See MoreSee Less
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Here is a list of 21 interesting and fun activities for teenagers with autism! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today at 4pm! This FB live event will be in Spanish 😊 Tune in with the link below.Mañana a las 4 pm EST, puede ver nuestro episodio "Salud Mental y Autismo" con el Dr. Ali Cunningham Abbott y la Dra. Sandra Cardona. Hablarán sobre apoyos específicos de salud mental para personas con autismo. ... See MoreSee Less
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In honor of mental health awareness month, here are some hobbies and activities you and your loved ones can enjoy together! ... See MoreSee Less
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