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Autism Flexible Funding

The New Mexico Department of Health - Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) is excited to announce a new Autism Flexible Services Program. Several organizations have worked with DDSD to design this program to help meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The purpose of this program is to provide access to funding for a variety of services and supports (not goods) for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are not eligible for Medicaid services. The Program Fact [read more…]

2016 Super Heroes of Autism

On November 5th at the Hyatt in Downtown Albuquerque over 200 people gathered to honor individuals, organizations and companies who are "champions in the autism community!"  The night started with a silent auction and networking hour followed by a dinner and key note address by former Miss Montana and autism advocate Alexis Wineman. Just 6 days prior to Alexis presenting, she unexpectedly lost her biggest fan, her mother Kimberly Butterworth. Alexis amazed the audience with her story of perseverance and courage and inspired everyone with [read more…]

We’re Hiring Development Specialist

Job Title:       Development Specialist (Part-Time) Reports To:   Executive Director Location:        Albuquerque, NM ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW The New Mexico Autism Society (NMAS) has been improving the lives of those affected by autism across the state for 44 years. Through our social gatherings, support groups, public policy work, collaborations in the community, outreach and educational advocacy programs, educational scholarships, we are sharing the journey with thousands of New Mexicans each year. Now, we need your help too. Join us on this journey to sustain and [read more…]

Jazz pianist with autism to appear at Albuquerque concert series at “Jazz Under the Stars”

By JACK BOWERS There’s nothing really exceptional about jazz pianist Matt Savage. Nothing, that is, unless you consider the following: At age three, Matt was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), a form of autism, and was unable to tolerate loud noises or even music. After more than three years of therapy that tempered his sensitivity to sound, Matt quickly taught himself to read music and play piano. In 1999, at age seven, he recorded his first CD, One Is [read more…]

Walk for Autism Participant Information

The Ellen Reavis Walk for Autism is a Charity event to benefit the New Mexico Autism Society. Thank you for your participation and support!! Event Information Friday, April 1st 12 pm-6pm Packet Pick Up-Riverpoint Sports and Wellness 9190 Coors Blvd-(Coors and Paseo del Norte) You will receive your shirt size that you suggested on your registration form, an event schedule and parking map, and bracelet, for those who registered for the 5k, Kids K and Star Walk. All other [read more…]

DRNM Legislative Report

Every week during the Legislative Session, Disability Rights New Mexico publishes a legislative report that covers legislation concerning all disabilities. For more information visit Disability Right New Mexico Website DRNM-LEGISLATIVE REPORT WEEK 1   [read more…]

NMAS 2016 Pledge Drive

By participating in, pledging and donating to the New Mexico Autism Society during our 2016 pledge drive you are helping ensure the New Mexico Autism Society can increase their programming, continuing building a community of those affected by autism and offer support to thousands of individuals affected by autism in NM! 2015 was a phenomenal year for NMAS and with your help we can make 2016 even better. From collaborations with business to increase their awareness and understanding about autism and offer sensory friendly opportunities, [read more…]

Tis’ The Season

The latest from the New Mexico Autism Society   THE LATEST [read more…]

Nomination information for Super Heroes of Autism

Do you know a champion in the autism community who deserves to be recognized? Now accepting nominations in the following categories: Parent/Family of the Year Individual of the Year(self-advocate) Special Educator of the year(k-8) Special Educator of the year (Secondary/Post secondary) Educator of the year (General educator/Integrated classroom) Autism Service Provider of the year (Children’s services) Autism Service Provider of the year (Adult services) Medical Professional of the year (MD, DDS, Ph.D.) Employer of the year (Employs an individual with autism or person affected by [read more…]

Startlight Cinema 8 Sensory Friendly Movie Experience Pilot Program

New Mexico Autism Society collaborates with Mitchell Theatres Startlight Cinema 8 to offer a sensory friendly movie experience at Los Lunas theatre.   The New Mexico Autism Society is happy to announce a partnership with Mitchell Theatres Starlight Cinema for a 3 month pilot program that will offer a “sensory friendly movie” on the first Saturday of every month. The first show will be Minions on August 1, 2015 at 11:30.   The sensory friendly movie experience offers families affected [read more…]