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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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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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Our friends at MiSci museum are starting to open on a limited basis. They have provided information on how they will allow the public to visit, and how they are cleaning and disinfecting for your safety. We will let you know when we are able to safely consider restarting SenseAble Science in the future.Rediscover the spirit of innovation when miSci reopens July 16! The Museum will be open: Thursday–Sunday, 10 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–4 pm. General admission is FREE! Visitors are required to reserve tickets at www.misci.org/visit.
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In the interest of safety, we have temporarily closed our most highly interactive and 'touched' exhibits and developed two new and exciting miSci-curated presentations: 'Sound Recording', highlights our collection of some of the most important sound recording artifacts in the world. It tells the story of how the recording industry evolved... from Edison's tinfoil phonograph to the current digital age. The second exhibit, Play!', utilizes miSci's collection to explore the evolution of play over time, focusing on outdoor recreation.
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We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to miSci!
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Are you the dad, stepdad, or grandfather of a child with special needs? Check out our Fathers Group! Here are the dates for the July and August Zoom meetings. ... See MoreSee Less

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Need some help talking about racism with a loved one on the autism spectrum? This #socialstory from the Autism Society of America is a great starting point. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here are some great ideas for sensory activities to do at home!Looking for ways to keep your child educated and entertained this summer? Check out Little Bins, Little Hands Top 10 activities for children still at home during the summer: littlebinsforlittlehands.com/indoor-activities-for-kids/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Autistic Pride Day! 🌈

In 2005, the Aspies for Freedom organization initiated Autistic Pride Day on June 18th as a day to promote autism acceptance and celebrate neurodiversity.

Tune in today at 3:00 PM for a live chat with self-advocate Brigid Rankowski.
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We're so grateful for the advocacy of Assemblywoman Marybeth Walsh, Assemblywoman Missy Miller, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, and the many other's who fought to allow visitation for our loved ones with autism and other developmental disabilities! Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh Assemblywoman Melissa "Missy" Miller Angelo SantabarbaraThe governor HEARD US! Thank you to all of the fantastic advocates from throughout the state for giving your loved ones a voice when they didn’t have one. This is a great step forward and I will continue to keep a close watch as guidance and updates are released. ... See MoreSee Less

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