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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.

We wanted to extend a special thank you to Tina Hamilton for donating $1,000 to us from her annual Ryan’s Run fundraiser! Ryan’s Run is an annual motorcycle run hosted by the Hamilton family in honor of Tina’s son. Ryan Lee MacDonald passed away from Cystic Fibrosis in 2009 at the age of 23, so Tina created this benefit run to honor his memory and raise awareness of the disease.

We are so honored to be among the causes receiving proceeds from this event! Tina contributed to the Aiden’s Adventure team in honor of her friend’s son Aiden Cruz, bringing the team into 3rd place. Can’t wait to see you and all the other teams at the Hero Walk and Run for Autism this Saturday!

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***Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended!!***

We have partnered with the Autism Fitness team to open up discounted registration until Thursday, September 19th at noon!! Both the Level 1 Certification and Parent and Caregiver night will be discounted.

This program has proven to be successful in motivating individuals on the spectrum to exercise. You don't want to miss this amazing learning opportunity!

Learn More and Register through this link:

This Saturday is going to be a big day for our autism community! In addition to the Hero Walk and Run for Autism, it's the Grand Opening day for the new Bizzy Beez facility at 145 Wolf Road in Colonie!

After the Walk, head over to Bizzy Beez from 1-3 PM for Open Play, refreshments, and more! (Make sure to preorder Chicken Barbecue tickets through our registration link so you can have lunch ready between these two events.)

Learn more at their website:

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This Saturday, September 21st, join us at Schenectady Central Park for a fun day of celebrating our community!

You can register for the walk and/or run, buy a superhero cape from The Costumer, preorder your chicken barbecue meal from The River Road House, and more through our registration link here:

New Update for the Hero Walk and Run for Autism! We had such a great turnout for our Chicken Barbecue Dinner co-hosted with The River Road House, that they've offered to cook for the Walk as well! Complete dinners will be $15 each again, and they can be preordered through our event registration link below:

2019 Hero Walk & Run for Autism

Can you believe we're only 9 days away from the Hero Walk and Run for Autism? It's not too late to sign up to be a sponsor! Congressman Paul D. Tonko became a Route Marker Sponsor yesterday, and we are so grateful to him and his team for showing support.

Route Marker sponsors will have a sign in their name along our route at Schenectady Central Park (which is also home to this great playground!). You can choose your sponsorship level through our registration page:

NYU photography student Angelica Negron, a sister to an older brother with autism, is looking to photograph individuals with disabilities alongside their siblings for a project.

She will happily share her images with her subjects for this series free of charge, and she is willing to work within your schedule and travel outside of New York as well.

Click the link below to view her work, and you can email her at to get in touch.


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