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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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This Saturday we will celebrate the start of Autism Acceptance Month. It is an opportunity to reach out to a greater audience and educate, advocate, and support the Autism community. Connect with us to learn about ways to get involved, share your story with the hashtag #CelebrateDifferences, and join us at an upcoming event to spread acceptance! (We'll be sharing more about each event as they get closer, so stay tuned! Want to share your event? Contact us!)Local (Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga Counties) Autism Acceptance Month Events:April 1st - Reserve your spot to see the Easter Bunny at Transitions Open House & Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny from 1pm-3pm. Register here: 2nd - National Autism Acceptance Day: Head out to Schenectady Armory for a Sensory Friendly Van Gogh Expo on April 2nd&4th! Click here for tickets: 5th - Our Autistic Adult Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Visit the Facebook Page and request to join us for our monthly meeting: 11-13th - You'll never be bored at BOTS! Visit Bring On The Spectrum on Spring Break for ceramics, kindness club, and more. Click here to learn more: 22nd - We partnered with Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America- NSASA and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh to bring a FREE Autism Awareness Training to Ballston Spa for Capital Region First Responders. Please fill this form to register: 23rd - Saratoga Bridges, A chapter of The Arc New York is hosting the The 11th Annual Autism Expo & Art Exhibit , sharing resources, games, employment opportunities and more. Come visit our table, click here to learn more: 29th - ASGHR is supporting our friends at Autism Directory Service, Inc. at their ADS Hudson Valley Walk for Autism to #CelebrateDifferences this April at James Baird State Park.April 30th - ASGHR is closing out Autism Acceptance Month with the 2023 Hero 5K for Autism! The race kicks off at 9:30AM at Mohawk Harbor following the Certified 5K Course Map. Grab your running shoes, don your hero costumes, and join us to race to the end of Autism Acceptance Month: ... See MoreSee Less
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Ramadan Mubarak to all who celebrate! 🌙✨ May the spirit of Ramadan provide you with blessings, illuminate your heart and bring you closer to your loved ones. ... See MoreSee Less
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What better way to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month than to attend a FREE Autism Awareness Training in the Capital Region. Spreading knowledge and awareness of Autism are integral to our community's safety. We are so glad to partner with Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America- NSASA, Saratoga County Sheriff's Department, and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh to bring this free resource to the Capital Region. The training will be held at the Paul E. Lent Public Safety Building on April 20th, from 8:30AM-1PM. First responders, 911 dispatchers, police, EMT workers, ambulance and hospital personnel, doctors, nurses, fire department members, school safety officers, social workers, corrections officers, sheriffs’ departments, and educators are all welcome. Please email to enroll in this FREE training. Reach out to us if you have any questions!Calling local first responders! I am thrilled to be partnering with the Autism Society Greater Hudson Region, NY, Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America- NSASA and the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office to host a FREE Autism Awareness Training in the Capital Region on Thursday, April 20 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at the Paul E. Lent Public Safety Building. Information on how to sign up can be found below. Please reach out if you have any questions and help us to spread the word!Fulton County Sheriff's Office Glenville Police Department New York State Police Saratoga County Office of Emergency Management Ballston Lake Emergency Squad Clifton Park & Halfmoon EMS Community Emergency Corps Galway Volunteer Ambulance Corps Mohawk Ambulance Fulton County Emergency Management / Fire Coordinators Office East Glenville Volunteer Fire Department Charlton Volunteer Fire Department Burnt Hills Fire Department Rexford Fire Department Alplaus Fire Department Clifton Park Volunteer Fire Department Halfmoon-Waterford Fire District No. 1 Halfmoon-Waterford Fire District No. 1, Station 2 ... See MoreSee Less
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Celebrate the finale of Autism Acceptance Month with ASGHR! Join us at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady NY, at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 30 for ASGHR's Hero 5K for Autism! Registration is open until April 29th: Register today – then mark your calendar, tell your friends and family, and dust off your superhero or anti-hero costume!!Costumes aren’t mandatory, but just remember that you’re a hero for improving the lives of autistic individuals and families all over the Greater Hudson Region. We're happy to announce that participants can enjoy 10% off at The Costumer to suit up for the Hero 5K! Do you want to get involved with ASGHR's Hero 5K for Autism? We want your help! Learn how you can be an event sponsor, volunteer for race day, run/walk the 5K, or fundraise for ASGHR by visiting our website: you, Pan Dermatology, PC, for your Silver Sponsorship of ASGHR's 2023 events! Thank you to Edible Arrangements and Orangetheory Fitness for partnering with us again this year! We'll see you on Race Day. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Soiree for Autism on March 10th was all about celebrating our local community and coming together in support of autistic individuals in the 21 counties making up New York's Greater Hudson Region. We are grateful for the continued support we receive from Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh and Angelo Santabarbara. Their passion to improving the lives of our local autism community and educating the Greater Hudson Region about Autism is truly moving. ASGHR honored two dedicated Community Partners; Evan Favaro from Speakeasy Motors, and Jordan Modiano from Express Employment Professionals of Albany. Their drive for spreading Autism acceptance and awareness with their contributions and collaborations with ASGHR make them invaluable partners in our mission.Thank you for supporting ASGHR, and coming out to the Soiree for Autism. The Connection is You!#TheConnectionIsYou #AprilIsAutismAcceptanceMonth #SoireeforAutsim #CommunityPartners #Autism ... See MoreSee Less
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