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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.

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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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Thank you to everyone who has been supporting us through Amazon Smile! We recently received a quarterly donation of nearly $70 from them, at no extra cost to shoppers. All you have to do is go to and choose "Autism Society of Albany" under "Supporting," and Amazon will automatically donate to us every time you shop, without any cost to you. Just make sure you're visiting the site under!

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Our annual Event Sponsorship (and brand new Program Partnership) mailings went out today! Thank you Regina for all your hard work, and for permitting us to share this photo of you.

Is your business interested in offering a programmatic grant or learning about sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming year? Contact us and we'd be happy to email the packets along!

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Our Autism Fitness Weekend is complete! Thank you to Eric Chessen for leading the class, Ring Around The Spectrum for providing their gym space, these 17 autism community professionals for taking the Level 1 training, and everyone who attended Parent and Caregiver night this past Friday. We cannot wait to see how you all use this training to improve the lives of individuals with autism and help them succeed at exercise!

Today is Day 2 of the Autism Fitness training we're hosting in partnership with Ring Around The Spectrum! These teachers, therapists, fitness professionals, parents and caregivers are learning how to create exercise programs that can be modified to the varying needs of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc.

We are so grateful for the support of the Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors! The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region was chosen to receive $1,000 as a local agency that supports children, adults, and families in our local region. Please watch and vote for us to be awarded an additional $8,000 from the Crisafulli Bros.! #CrisafulliCares

OUR NEXT $1,000 RECIPIENT IS …. The @Autism Society Of The Greater Capital Region, NY. This AWESOME organization is committed to supporting those in the autism community and we are PROUD to showcase them. They are dedicated to providing information regarding autism and serve as a resource to bring members of the autism community together – just recently, they held their HERO walk which is their primary source of income. Most importantly, ALL of the funds raised stay HERE locally! They work with the Capital Region to be the voice and resource for those in need. Thank you for ALL you all do for our community. We cannot thank you all enough for the difference you make in the Capital Region.


Did you know that the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region assists with employment placement??? Our Gig Works program is currently accepting resumes for a variety of companies. If you are interested in finding employment, please send your resume to and let her know you'd like to know more about ongoing opportunities

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Hero Walk and Run for Autism! It was amazing to see our community come together and meet so many new faces. Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, donors, and everyone who took time out of their busy Saturday to join us!

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September is National Service Dog Month! Many individuals on the autism spectrum benefit from the presence of a canine companion. Service dogs can keep children from wandering, provide sensory stimulation, reduce stress and alert caregivers to danger. It’s important to verify that the dog has been properly trained by qualified professionals.

Both service and non-service dogs are happily welcomed at Saturday's Hero Walk and Run for Autism! Here are a few of our favorite dog photos from last year. We can't wait to see everyone's two-legged and four-legged costumes! Head to the event page for a registration link.


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