About Us

The mission of Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY (AANENY) is to enhance the lives of individuals with autism and their families. We serve Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties. AANENY is primarily supported through local businesses and individual contributions during our annual fundraiser, the Autism Alliance Walk, typically held at Clinton County Fairgrounds located in Plattsburgh, NY.

The first Walk was held in 2005 through the commitment of local parents, volunteers, and community businesses.  The Walk has been held annually since then. The same small group of volunteers that coordinated the Walk doubled their efforts to ensure that all funds raised would remain in the local community. In 2012, the group received non-profit status under the name Autism Alliance of Northeastern New York.

All funds raised at the Autism Alliance Walk remain in our local community. To date, AANENY has granted more than $190,000 to local individuals with autism and agencies that assist them. This includes over 125 iPads and/or electronic communication devices, communication apps, and a multitude of sensory integration and occupational therapy equipment. In addition, we have provided resources and educational support through workshops, conferences, scholarships, and donations of autism-related literature.

Our work is made possible through our generous supporters. Thank you!

Mission Statement

To enhance the lives of individuals with autism and their families.

How We Help:

  • Connect people with autism and their families to local resources
  • Offer educational workshops and conferences on autism and related topics
  • Host community events to promote inclusion and socialization
  • Provide small grants to local individuals and organizations
  • Partner with local organizations to increase our impact
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