Be Our Hero.

Get involved with the Autism Society of the Greater Hudson Region

Great Memories From the 2021 5k Walk!




Join our in-person 5k Duck Dash & Family Duck Waddle OR participate at our virtual Hero Walk – they’re a perfect way to do good while having a lot of fun.



Provide meaningful support to a great organization, increase your brand exposure, and show customers and employees your community commitment.



Support an event participant, make a one-time or recurring donation in honor of a friend or family member, or volunteer your time to help out.

Help support the Autism Society of the Greater Hudson Region!



To keep our community safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic Pause, we modified our traditional, in-person 5K race/walk to a virtual walk/run that took place over 54 days. The virtual event was a huge success. This year, we’re pleased to announce we’re repeating the virtual event as well as bringing back the in-person race/walk.

Don't Miss The ASGHR'S First-Ever Spring Hero 5K For Autism!

Join us at Mohawk Harbor, Schenectady NY, at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 15.

Register today – then mark your calendar, tell your friends and family, and dust off your superhero costume.

Online pre-registration: $30
Day of race registration: $35 (and bring your friends!)

Each runner receives a special commemorative pair of Hero 5K running socks, featuring our brand-new logo.

Superhero 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.

Countdown To Hero 5K For Autism!

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the “Donate” button on the ZippyReg fundraising page (

That brings you to our ZippyReg main page:

If you’d like to donate to a specific individual or team, scroll down the page to see the top fundraisers; click on any that have links to go to that person’s or team’s page and donate directly to them.

Or just click on the “Donate” button on the main ZippyReg page. You’ll see buttons to donate to the event, a specific team, or an individual.

Refer to the email you received when you registered. Click on “Your Personal Confirmation Page” – and be sure to Bookmark or Favorite it! You’ll be logging your daily distance here.
You can record your miles or kilometers as frequently as you like: on a daily basis, once per week, even less often:

Click on “+Add Activity” (or click on “Submit an Activity” on the left-hand side of the page)
Select your activity type from the pulldown menu
Enter your time in hours, minutes, and seconds (note that all of these fields must be filled out)
Enter your distance and specify kilometers (“KM”), miles (“MI”), or yards (“YD”)
Choose the appropriate date (you can type in the date or click on the small calendar icon and select the date) and enter the time
Click “Save Results”
You can also log your distance by clicking on “Submit an Activity” on the left-hand side of the page

Follow the instructions on this link to register as a volunteer. We thank you for your help!

Our 2022 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Hero Champions


So many lives are touched by autism – from a preschooler struggling to express herself, to parents helping an adult child find employment and live on their own. The ASGCR is a strong, involved community of autistic individuals, their families and caregivers, and dedicated service providers throughout the state. Your generous help is crucial to their support, and we encourage you to give in any way you can – sponsor or sign up for an event, donate funds, or volunteer your time. No contribution is too small.

Natalie Hsu, President (Board of Directors)

Janine Kruiswijk, Executive Director


The Autism Society of the Greater Hudson Region (ASGHR) serves individuals and families in 14 New York State counties as the local voice and resource for the Greater Hudson Region autism community. Through successful fundraising events and the generosity of our partners and supporters, we’ve been able to support the work we do on behalf of the autism community.

The funds we raise here stay here!


Our mission is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for people on the autism spectrum and their families so they can be fully participating, included members of their communities. We do this through advocacy, public awareness, education and compassionate support.


Information & referral, advocacy, individual support, COVID-19 and emergency support

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Keep in Touch!

Contact us:

[email protected]

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