The Autism Society Greater Hudson 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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Only 5 days to go until our Hero 5K for Autism - 2024!Whether rain or shine, we will meet at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady on April 21st, 2024 and run the certified 5k course in support of our local Autism community. Register today and get $5 off! Pre-registration closes at noon this Saturday... don't miss out!!! Register as an individual, or create/join a team, find the course map, grab your shoes and join us: Already registered? Share your reason for running in the comments below!We couldn't do this without our Sponsors, Thank you: Silver Hero Sponsors: Warren Tire Service Center and The Ability Experience, Hero Champion Sponsors: The People’s Real Estate Group , Islamic Center of the Capital District - ICCD, New York Optical, Anderson Center for Autism, and our Hero Sidekick Sponsors: Real Media Solutions, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady , Assemblyman Charles D. Fall, Hudson Valley Credit Union and JGI Media. Special thank you to Shahrukh Sultan, our 2024 Hero 5k for Autism Event Coordinator!#AutismAcceptanceMonth #Autism #Heroes #5kforAutism #upstateNY #Hero5k #runforacause #together #community #5daystogo ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s episode drop day!The penultimate episode of our podcast’s first season, "Just In the Spectrum" , delves into a myriad of topics, offering a rich and enlightening discussion for our listeners.Kicking off the episode, Shahrukh and Joe address the common struggle of insomnia, not only for individuals on the spectrum but also for autism parents. They introduce a bio-hack involving music to combat sleep deprivation, providing practical tips for a better night's sleep.Today's "Fact of the Day" segment sparks a conversation around the rising prevalence of adult autism diagnoses and its implications, from military service to cognitive abilities. They explore the concept of syncopation and its relevance to attention spans in contemporary society, drawing parallels from the world of jazz music.Recognizing our "Hero of the Day," Lieutenant-Colonel Trevor Semeniuk, the hosts celebrate his remarkable journey as someone with autism and ADHD. Trevor's "constellation thinking" abilities are highlighted for their unique approach to processing information. (URL: / i-am-autistic )Adding an intriguing twist, our special "wildcard" guest Justin Gaines joins the conversation. Justin, who secured his spot on the podcast at our 22nd Annual Soirée for Autism, shares his personal connection to the spectrum and the journey of adult diagnoses. He sheds light on his own podcast, "The Balanced Blueprints Podcast," which explores the intricate relationship between health and wealth. Together, they delve into the pursuit of balance in life and challenge the notion of striving for perfection.As Justin's candid sharing opens the door to deeper discussions, the value of self-awareness emerges as a central theme. The hosts explore how self-awareness can lead to adult diagnoses and its profound impact later in life compared to childhood.Join Shahrukh, Joe, and their esteemed guests as they navigate the complexities of sleep, syncopation, and self-awareness in "Just In The Spectrum".As always, like, subscribe & follow: ... See MoreSee Less
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The Autism Society maintains referral listings as a service to our constituents. Efforts are made to ensure listings are of legitimate service providers and that listings are accurate. The Autism Society does not endorse or claim to have personal knowledge of the abilities of those listed. We urge users of this directory to use independent judgment and request references when considering the use of services from any professional.

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