The mission of NMAS is to promote access and opportunities for persons with ASD and their families through advocacy, public awareness and education.
Specifically in New Mexico we:
■Meet monthly - There is an educational program at each monthly meeting except in Dec. and summer. Free child & teen care is often available by calling at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Please see the Calendar for meetings schedule or call 505-332-0306 (Voice Mail).
■Support autism groups around the state of New Mexico
■Provide and promote autism related educational programs and conferences to members and the community.
■Form committees to work on autism related projects.
■Publish flyers and newsletters to keep interested parties informed about meetings and activities occurring around New Mexico.
■Advocate and lobby for state and federal legislation to assist families and individuals with autism.
■Plan activities to promote FUN and emotional support for families and individuals concerned with autism.
■Provide financial scholarships or stipends for our members to attend workshops and conferences regarding autism.
■Work on state and local committees with other agencies and organizations to further goals and to improve resources.
■Work with the Autism Society of America
■Work with the Autism Programs at the Center for Development and Disability at UNM.