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Our Mission

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, compassionate support.

Our Values & Guiding Principles

  • Choice
  • Respect and dignity
  • Meaningful participation
  • Self-determination
  • Multi-disciplinary
  • Respected voice of the autism community
  • Inform and education
  • Nationally affiliated with the Autism Society

Our Community

  • Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • Families
  • Educational Community
  • Medical Community
  • General Community in the Greater Capital Region
  • Law Enforcement & First Responders
  • Donors & Sponsors

Counties Served

  • Albany
  • Chenango
  • Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Greene
  • Otsego
  • Rensselaer
  • Saratoga
  • Schenectady
  • Schoharie
  • Warren
  • Washington

Everyone is welcome at our events!


Options Policy

The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and support. The Board of the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region believes that each person with autism is a unique individual. Each family and individual with autism should have the right to learn about and then select the options that they feel are most appropriate for the individual with autism. To the maximum extent possible, we believe that the decisions should be made by the individual with autism in collaboration with family, guardians and caregivers.

Services should enhance and strengthen natural family and community supports for the individual with autism and the family whenever possible. The service option designed for an individual should result in improved quality of life. Abusive treatment of any kind is not an option.

We firmly believe that no single type of program or service will fill the needs of every individual with autism and that each person should have access to support services. Selection of a program, service, or method of treatment should be on the basis of a full assessment of each person's abilities, needs, and interests. We believe that services should be outcome based to insure that they meet the individualized needs of a person with autism.

With appropriate education, vocational training and community living options and support systems, individuals with autism can lead dignified, productive lives in their communities and strive to reach their fullest potential. 

The Autism Society believes that all individuals with autism have a right to access appropriate services and supports based on their needs and desires.

NOTE: All information provided or published by the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region is for informational purposes only. Reference to any treatment or therapy option or to any program, service, or treatment provided is not an endorsement by the Autism Society. You should investigate alternatives that may be more appropriate for a specific individual. Autism Society assumes no responsibility for the use made of any information published or provided by the Autism Society.

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