Resources to Raise a Child with Autism in Clifton Park, NY

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Autism Awareness

Building a strong support network is key to raising a child with Autism. I have the opportunity to connect with phenomenal people who care about the well-being of children with Autism.  Along the way we continue to share valuable information with members of the community to help them through the process as well.  I have a responsibility to my clients to help them transition SMOOTHLY into their home and THRIVE in their community.

What is Autism?

It is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, and according to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children in the United States have autism.  Autism usually appears in early childhood, before the age of 3.  Though symptoms and severity vary, autism affects a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. Intensive, early treatment can make a big difference in the lives of many children with autism and enable them to achieve independence later in life.

School District – Shenendehowa

Latest News About Shenendehowa

Getting Started in the Special Education Process


Newmeadow transforms the lives of children, including those with autism and other special needs, and prepare them for learning and life through the application of the Bridges Applied Behavior Analysis program (ABA) and the incorporation of self-contained and integrated classroom instruction and all related services.

Helping Hands School is nonprofit preschool program for children from age two through five. They provide services to children of all abilities.  The goal of Helping Hands School is to meet the individual needs of a child.


New York Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments.

Saratoga Bridges enriches lives every day.  Saratoga Bridge is committed to advocacy for people with disabilities by providing resources that enable them to live enriching lives in the communities where they are valued for the abilities and contributions.

Support Networks

Albany Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, New York is a not-for-profit organization that serves people living with Autism in the Greater Capital District and their families.  Sign up for the newsletter and receive the latest updates.


Easter Seals: Camp Colonie “School Without Walls” has a full-day accredited school program (CSE and district approval required).

Physical Fitness

Children on the spectrum are still kids.  They can play, run, swim, shoot baskets, kick a soccer ball, and play catch, just like their typical counterparts.  They just need to be taught in an adaptive fashion.

Clifton Park Trails

Clifton Park Pools

World Class Gymnastics has Adaptive Gymnastics program.

Hi5 Sports is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization in Clifton Park, New York.  That will provide an environment which allows people with special needs to build self-esteem, confidence, and friendships through sports by providing opportunity to socialize, compete, and exercise both their motor and life skills.

The Tree Paad is a Fun Center that features age appropriate games and rides that children ages from toddlers to big kids will appreciate.

About the Author

Denise Sherman is blessed to serve in the military for over 20 years and understands the value of building a community through her experiences from various duty assignments.  As your Real Estate Consultant she will always strive to grow professionally and develop cohesive solutions that benefit all parties in the home selling/buying process.  Her goal is to build positive working relationships.  Learn more about Denise at


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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Join a supportive group where parents and children get together.

My mortgage lender officer's son and a clients two sons all are autistic.  Parents really have to sweat to raise them..... 


Good posting.

Jun 07, 2015 07:50 AM #1
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Welcome to ActiveRain- What a great resouce presentation that you have provided for residents of Clifton Park New York, who may have a child with autism and looking for a starting point in terms of researching much needed resources.

Jun 07, 2015 10:39 AM #2
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Congratulations on your post. Welcome to Active rain! You will find some wonderful and useful posts here and I look forward to reading yours.

Jun 07, 2015 09:01 PM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Denise Sherman that was a very informative and powerful post for those who need to relocate and have a child with autism.... they would be wise to contact you, if the relocation in your area.... nice post...

Jun 07, 2015 09:58 PM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

and welcome to ActiveRain... if you continue to post with that quality, you'll be at the top of the charts quickly.... keep 'em coming....

Jun 07, 2015 09:59 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent information to share with area residents.

Jun 07, 2015 10:56 PM #6
Denise Sherman

Thank you everyone for your support and positive remarks. I hope you have similar services in your community to support children with autism.

Jun 08, 2015 02:07 AM #7
The Temple Team
THE TEMPLE TEAM - Mooresville, NC
Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston

CONGRATULATIONS on your First BLOG!  And .... WELCOME to Active Rain - You're going to love it here!



Jun 08, 2015 04:42 AM #8
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Welcome to ActiveRain, It's great to have you aboard.  Keep up the good work.

Jun 08, 2015 07:48 AM #9
Nancy Herrmann

Yes, a friend in Clifton Park has a child with Autism.  Over the years we have seen such growth.  We are lucky to live in a community with so many great resources. A great selling point for potential homebuyers!

Jan 13, 2016 07:11 AM #10
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