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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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Two days to go until the beginning of the Hero Walk & Run for Autism - Virtual 54 Day Challenge! Need some help registering? Watch this tutorial video by RunSignup, and follow along with the steps on our race page: www.asgcr.org/hero-walk-run/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, NY

Thank you to Nate Reardon and staff @outbackcolonieny for another great Outback With A Heart! Even during these difficult times, we had a great night while socially distancing and enjoyed some great food while raising funds for our community ❤

The winner of our booze raffle was very happy too!

Big shout out to NYSID for being our event host and working hard to make sure individuals with disabilities keep working!
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Last call to enter our Booze Basket Raffle! Only $25 per ticket for an amazing selection of summer drinks! The winner will be chosen tonight and will be able to pick up the basket tomorrow at the 2020 Outback With A Heart!

Click here for tickets: asgcr.z2systems.com/np/clients/asgcr/eventRegistration.jsp?event=40&
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Important Update on Outback with a Heart this Tuesday:

Due to increasing restrictions on restaurant dining in New York State, we and Outback Steakhouse have decided to make changes to Tuesday’s Outback with a Heart event. For your safety, we will not be able to host our tailgate event in Outback’s parking lot. Instead, you will have two great alternative options for dinner.

There will be limited, socially distanced seating inside Outback for those who would like a sit-down dinner. You will be able to choose from our two entrees and a variety of sides. Or, you can choose takeout for dinner and still support our mission to improve the lives of everyone touched by autism.

If you would like to eat outside, the beautiful Crossings Park is near the restaurant. A few of our families will be bringing their dinner there, and you are more than welcome to have a picnic there as well. If you choose to do this, you must bring your own mask and your own folding chairs, and practice social distancing.

Our amazing Booze Basket raffle is still open! Our board has gathered a variety of wine bottles and other great drinks for your summer adventures. The winner will be announced on Monday, and you’ll be able to pick up the basket with your dinner on Tuesday.

The safety of the children and adults with autism we serve, as well as their families and support staff, is our top priority. Whichever way you choose to have your Outback with a Heart dinner, even picking it up to eat at home, will help us continue our vital work serving our community.

Click here for dinner tickets:https://asgcr.z2systems.com/np/clients/asgcr/eventRegistration.jsp?event=40&
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Announcing our Hero Walk & Run for Autism - Virtual 54 Day Challenge!

This is a new and exciting way for you to take part in our annual Hero Walk & Run for Autism. Choose your goal, log your miles, fundraise in support of the autism community in the Greater Capital Region, and join us for a virtual celebration on September 26!

Click here to register: asgcr.org/hero-walk-run/

The Hero Walk & Run for Autism - Virtual 54 Day Challenge! begins on August 3rd and runs through September 25th. Participants can choose their own distance they would like to walk or run during the Challenge. Here are some ideas:

5K: Walk or run 3.1 miles to complete the Hero Run 5K!
17 miles: Celebrate the 17th anniversary of our Walk by logging 17 miles, or about a third of a mile a day.
54 miles: Recognize the 1 in 54 by logging an average of 1 mile a day.
108 miles: Recognize the 1 in 54 by logging an average of 2 miles a day.
162 miles: Recognize the 1 in 54 by logging an average of 3 miles a day.

Register your team today, fundraise together, and join us for this fun and inspiring day as we honor and support our local autism community. Our goal is to raise $80,000 to honor and serve every person affected by autism in the Greater Capital Region.

Funds raised from the Hero Walk & Run for Autism - Virtual 54 Day Challenge! will provide much-needed support, resources, and programs for local families living with autism. The funds raised here, stay here!
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Let's take a look back at last year's amazing Hero Walk & Run for Autism! We have a big announcement coming soon about the 2020 event, so stay tuned!Let's take a look back at last year's amazing event! We have a big announcement coming soon about the 2020 Hero Walk and Run, so stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less

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