Community Resources


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The Autism Initiative is one of many organizations in the Capital Region of New York dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities. For more information about any of the following organizations and the services they provide, simply click on their logo, and it will direct you to the corresponding website. For additional information about community support systems in the Capital Region, please contact us with any questions.


The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region is a nonprofit organization that serves people living with autism in the Greater Capital District and their families. Through advocacy, public awareness, education and compassionate support, the Autism Society promotes lifelong access and opportunities for people on the autism spectrum and their families so they can be fully participating, included members of their communities. 


Catholic Charities Disabilities Services, a nonprofit agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, was established in 1984. They provide services and supports to children and adults who have developmental disabilities residing within eleven counties including Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, Washington, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Columbia and Greene.


Living Resources provides a wide range of services to individuals challenged by a variety of developmental disabilities, including autism. In the region served by Living Resources, it is estimated that only 40% of individuals with developmental disabilities are receiving adequate services. Living Resources strives to support families and reduce the unmet need.


Saratoga Bridges offers residential services, as well as several different day services for hundreds of adults, of all ages, with developmental disabilities. Saratoga Bridges seeks to support individuals in reaching their greatest possible potential by taking into account the whole person, their capabilities, relationships, job skills, home life, and hobbies.


The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany (CARD Albany) is a university-affiliated resource center that brings research and practice together in community settings. CARD Albany provides evidence-based training and support to families and professionals, and through ongoing research, contributes knowledge to the field of autism spectrum disorders.