New Mexico Autism Society

NMAS hosts Explora community listening series at Stimulating Minds Autism Clinic

Please join NMAS at Stimulating Minds Autism Clinic on September 9, 2013 and give your input to Explora staff as they begin a new strategic planning process to better serve the community around them!

From Explora:

“Explora is beginning a series of community listening sessions in an effort to get to know our community better. We’re particularly interested in listening to the goals and aspirations of different segments of the community and will be looking for themes that come out of the conversations. We’re using materials from the Harwood Institute.. This is NOT about Explora, although Explora staff will serve as facilitators and notetakers. We are simply interested in learning more about the community before we do a new strategic planning process.”

When:September 9      6pm-7:30pm

Stimulating Minds Autism Clinic 6100 seagull street Suite B 202

Please RSVP by Saturday, Septemeber 7 to Sarah at 505-332-0306 or

Clovis Resident Dawn Lassiter Montoya appointed to the New Mexico Autism Society Board of Directors

The New Mexico Autism Society is proud to announce that Clovis resident Dawn Lassiter Montoya has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Autism Society.


Board members serve a 2 year term, and each director has specific responsibilities to the organization when seated. Primarily, the board sets the direction of the society. Board members are expected to attend periodic board meetings, participate on at least one committee, help fundraise for the organization, and recognize that their efforts are on behalf of a greater autism community. The New Mexico Autism Society is driven by the desire to help one another and our stated mission is “to improve all lives affected by autism” in our state. The New Mexico Autism Society is a community of acceptance, support and connection.

Dawn and her husband Andy are the proud parents of three children and one grandchild.  Autism Spectrum Disorder is near and dear to the Montoya’s heart since the diagnosis of their 18 year old daughter, Darian, 14 years ago. The Montoya’s have had a unique experience on “Autism Street,” and Dawn is honored to be able to serve other families in her area. It is Dawn’s hope that she can reach out to the Clovis/Portales community and help raise awareness and educate the community on the effects of ASD. Dawn hopes to get a parent support group started in the very near future! Dawn can be reached at

For more information on the New Mexico Autism Society visit or call (505)332-0306.

Executive Director, Sarah Baca will meet with families in Roswell on August 8th

Sarah Baca, executive director of NMAS will be with us for our meeting 8/8.  6-8pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Free childcare will be provided and anyone is welcome!!

Sarah Baca has been promoted to full-time Executive Director

Sarah Baca has been promoted to full-time executive director for the New Mexico Autism Society. Sarah previously served in a part time capacity for the organization. Baca has a 5 year old son on the Autism Spectrum,  and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Eastern New Mexico University and a master of business degree from the University of Phoenix.

NMAS offers 2 events for August for families in the Albuquerque Metro Area

splash party. swim party _ 2013

Mother-Truckin’ Tees offers autism inspired t-shirt

Visit Locally owned business Mother-Truckin’ Tees to purchase your one-of-a-kind autism inspired t-shirt and support NMAS. They will be donating $10 of each shirt sold to NMAS! Thank you Mother-Truckin’ Tees for your support!