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Two Important Local Resources for Families


Local Autism Resource for Families

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany (CARD Albany) is a resource center for families, educators, and community professionals. CARD Albany offers:

  • education and training for school personnel, families, and community professionals

  • comprehensive evaluations for autism spectrum disorders

  • ongoing research to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism

  • experiential learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students

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Project Lifesaver is a band attached to youth/adults who are non verbal or disabled with a communication disorder, multiply disabled, a medically fragile child who may elope, or a youth with Autism. 

Caregivers can request enrollment information by contacting them at (518) 720-8023 or

Project Lifesaver is a program started in Albany County in October of 2013 to assist families in locating a loved one lost while wandering due to disease or special need.

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