New Mexico Autism Society

New Mexico Autism Society 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.

We are proud to debut our new face masks in adult and children sizes! We are running a promotion of buy a mask give a ma...
06/16/2020
Face Masks

We are proud to debut our new face masks in adult and children sizes! We are running a promotion of buy a mask give a mask. Each mask given will be donated to the Navajo Nation. Masks are $15 each and can be found on our website.

https://shop.nmautismsociety.org/products/face-masks

New Mexico Autism Society official face mask. Available in adult and children sizes. Featuring a nose guard and filter pocket. (Filter not included and not available for sale at this time) Outer layer & trim: 73% Polyester, 27% Spandex. Inner layer: 96% cotton, 4% Spandex. Wash or sanitize with....

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of one of our own from our community. Mikey was a vibrant little boy wit...
06/12/2020

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of one of our own from our community. Mikey was a vibrant little boy with love in his heart. There will be a memorial for Mikey, tomorrow, Saturday June 13th from 9a-11. Details are in the flyer below. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Public Notices, Proposed Waiver Changes and Opportunities to CommentComment Period Open 2020 The Public Hearing for the ...
06/11/2020
Comment Period Open

Public Notices, Proposed Waiver Changes and Opportunities to Comment
Comment Period Open 2020


The Public Hearing for the Developmental Disabilities Waiver Application scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2020 in Santa Fe, New Mexico will be held VIA CONFERENCE CALL ONLY.

Click the link for more information on how to log in and links to the proposed changes.

https://www.hsd.state.nm.us/2017-comment-period-open.aspx

The Public Hearing for the Developmental Disabilities Waiver Application scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2020 in Santa Fe, New Mexico will be held VIA CONFERENCE CALL ONLY.

New Mexico Autism Society's cover photo
06/09/2020

New Mexico Autism Society's cover photo

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06/08/2020

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From our friends at Parents Reaching Out
06/08/2020

From our friends at Parents Reaching Out

Adkins was last seen Sunday morning at 8904 Rough Rider Rd. NE where he is a patient. He suffers from a mental disabilit...
06/08/2020
Brittany Alert issued for Albuquerque man

Adkins was last seen Sunday morning at 8904 Rough Rider Rd. NE where he is a patient. He suffers from a mental disability and is diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and is non-verbal. William was last seen on foot, wering blue shorts nad a blue shirt.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is asking for your help in locating William Adkins. Adkins was last seen Sunday morning at 8904 Rough Rider Rd. NE where he is a p…

Mitchell Theatres Starlight 8 is doing popcorn again today! Get your movie popcorn fix!
06/06/2020

Mitchell Theatres Starlight 8 is doing popcorn again today! Get your movie popcorn fix!

Curbside Popcorn Returns Today !!

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06/05/2020

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Early research shows the people with autism report higher rates of homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality, but lower rates of heterosexuality. #PrideMonth

The Autism Society of America stands in solidarity with peaceful protestors across the country demanding civil and human...
06/01/2020
Autism Society Expresses Solidarity with Human Rights Protestors and Condemns Systemic Racism

The Autism Society of America stands in solidarity with peaceful protestors across the country demanding civil and human rights, following the tragic death of George Floyd. Floyd’s death follows a string of ongoing injustices upon the Black community due to police brutality and systemic racism. The Autism Society of America exists to serve all individuals and families affected by autism, including people of color and other marginalized communities. Read our full statement below.

The Autism Society of America stands in solidarity with peaceful protestors across the country demanding civil and human rights, following the tragic death of George Floyd. The Autism Society of America exists to serve all individuals and families affected by autism, including people of color and ot...

From our friends at UNM Center for Development and Disability
05/30/2020

From our friends at UNM Center for Development and Disability

The staff of the Autism Programs is proud to announce the 2020-2021 Imagine Conference – A Future that is Flourishing! Please accept our gift to YOU to attend our virtual conference at NO COST. You do not want to miss this opportunity. We will offer a variety of breakout sessions and workshops with numerous themes throughout the year from national presenters, CDD presenters and presenters from throughout the state of New Mexico.

July 9th kicks off our yearlong journey with you, as we offer the first presentation by national speaker, Al Condeluci, entitled “Pathways to a Good Life” a focal point related to the Behavioral Health theme for the months of July and August 2020.

See attached flyer for more information, including registration, and how to get FREE swag!

05/30/2020

Community question....

Would you guys be able to put me in touch with a marriage counselor that either specializes in AS/NT relationships or even has a little bit of experience?

Please reply here or DM us. Thank you!

From our friends at Parents Reaching Out.
05/29/2020
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From our friends at Parents Reaching Out.

Nuestra Misión La misión de Parents Reaching Out es aumentar los resultados positivos para las familias y los niños de Nuevo México a través de tomar decisiones informadas, abogacía, educación y recursos. Parents Reaching Out proporciona o...

05/26/2020
Autism Society of America

Part of the coronavirus information series...

Join us now for our discussion on “The New Normal on Transition Strategies” Featuring James Ball, President/CEO of JB Autism Consulting and Kristie Brown-Lofland, Founder of KBL Consulting.

We are honored to have a partner in the community like the Duke City Gladiators. Check our all the work they do in our c...
05/23/2020

We are honored to have a partner in the community like the Duke City Gladiators. Check our all the work they do in our community.

PREMIERES at 5 pm on Facebook /Duke City Gladiators
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Duke City family we would like to share with you an all-access look at our team in this documentary 'TACKLING THE PANDEMIC: The Duke City Gladiators Response to Covid19' Tune in at 5pm today on Facebook /Duke City Gladiators to see our efforts. It is all unseen footage of us and the players out in the community everyday since March 2nd. We are here for New Mexican's and will continue to serve our community. We would like to thank all of our players who stepped up and made all this possible. We truly have the best culture and players in professional football. Thank you fans for supporting us, we can not wait to get back on the field and win our third Championship in a row for you. We are here to create Community Champions. Thank you also to @mayorkeller @prieskornthomas @alecg650 @ranchowner505 @julianitis
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This documentary was made by @syndicatemediamanagement
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Epic music in this from @zaydewolf @samtinnesz go follow!!!

Then, in adulthood, through a chance encounter with a diagnosed autistic person — through reading, watching a program, f...
05/23/2020
I Self-Diagnosed My Autism Because Nobody Else Would

Then, in adulthood, through a chance encounter with a diagnosed autistic person — through reading, watching a program, face-to-face meeting — we see ourselves reflected. We seek a formal diagnosis, but again do not receive one.

Researchers are calling us the lost generation of autistic adults, who were never medically diagnosed, but managed the consequences of a self-diagnosis.

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05/23/2020

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For our local LL & surrounding families. Mitchell Theatres Starlight 8 is selling movie popcorn today and tomorrow from ...
05/22/2020

For our local LL & surrounding families. Mitchell Theatres Starlight 8 is selling movie popcorn today and tomorrow from 4-7p. We miss our movie time and can’t wait to get back. 🍿🎥

Today and Tomorrow, May 22 and May 23!

NMPED wants to hear from you! Share your experience to help future plans. New Mexico Families – we want to hear from you...
05/22/2020

NMPED wants to hear from you! Share your experience to help future plans.

New Mexico Families – we want to hear from you! Please complete this survey about your child’s learning experience. Your feedback is valuable & will help inform our planning in the months to come. It’s quick and anonymous – fill out your family survey today!

https://bit.ly/NMFamilySurvey

New Mexico Families – we want to hear from you! Please complete this survey about your child’s learning experience. Your feedback is valuable & will help inform our planning in the months to come. It’s quick and anonymous – fill out your family survey today!

https://bit.ly/NMFamilySurvey

The Autism Society is pleased to see that TikTok has removed the offensive "Autism Challenge" hashtag and videos from it...
05/22/2020
TikTok removes #autismchallenge from platform amid backlash

The Autism Society is pleased to see that TikTok has removed the offensive "Autism Challenge" hashtag and videos from its platform. We are proud to be part of this powerful grassroots advocacy effort, and to witness the thousands of people who took action to make their voices heard. Thank you Today Show for standing alongside us. Read our full statement here: https://bit.ly/3cOVCyf

In the challenge, users move and make facial expressions that appear to mock individuals with disabilities.

As the school year wraps up, we know we have some amazing seniors, from our community, graduating from high school & col...
05/20/2020

As the school year wraps up, we know we have some amazing seniors, from our community, graduating from high school & college. Congratulations to all! We would love to honor you with a slideshow to be featured on our page. If you would like to be featured, please send a photo with your name and graduating school to [email protected] by Sunday 5/24/2020 at 5pm. The slideshow will go live Monday morning. Again, Congratulations! You did it!

The other day, someone said to me “it’s so inspiring that you’re overcoming your autism!”Not surprisingly, I hear this o...
05/19/2020
No, I’m Not “Overcoming” Autism

The other day, someone said to me “it’s so inspiring that you’re overcoming your autism!”

Not surprisingly, I hear this one a lot.

The other day, someone said to me “it’s so inspiring that you’re overcoming your autism!” Not surprisingly, I hear this one a lot. “Overcoming” autism. “De…

05/17/2020
MOTHERCOULD

Another great activity! This one is from MOTHERCOULD. They have some great activities to do at home!

🔠3D SHAPES🌈
Make shapes and drawings come to life 😍. You can turn any drawing into a 3D figure! I’m not going to lie to you, the letters took a really long time 😆. But you know when you start something and are already committed, you have to finish 😜. I am so glad I did 🤩. They came out so cool! The shapes are just as fun and much less time consuming 😉. Your little ones will be so excited to have their drawings pop off the paper!

❣️If you don’t have a hot glue, let me know in the comments. I’ll pick 5 of you to send one to ❤️. It’s been so useful for me lately 🤗

👉🏼YOU’LL NEED:
-Parchment paper
-Permanent markers
-Hot glue
👉🏼INSTRUCTIONS:
1️⃣Draw anything you want on the parchment paper using permanent markers
2️⃣Add a layer of hot glue over the shape
3️⃣Wait for it to dry and peel it off #mothercould
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We learned early on that there is no one approach to support her communications needs. There was no one piece of “right”...
05/17/2020
How Music Has Opened Doors for My Autistic Daughter

We learned early on that there is no one approach to support her communications needs. There was no one piece of “right” advice on therapy or methods.

"Everything we have discovered on this journey into music has been worth it."

The New Mexico Autism Society urges TikTok to condemn and shut down the offensive “Autism Challenge” that mocks people w...
05/14/2020
Autism Society of America Urges TikTok to Shut Down "Autism Challenge"

The New Mexico Autism Society urges TikTok to condemn and shut down the offensive “Autism Challenge” that mocks people with autism and other disabilities. In addition to taking necessary action, NMAS asks TikTok to apologize to the autism and disability communities for this shameful activity.
Please write to TikTok at [email protected] to voice your dismay at their lack of action.

The Autism Society of America urges TikTok to condemn and shut down the offensive “Autism Challenge” that mocks people with autism and other disabilities.

With the new mandate for everyone from 3-adult to wear a mask, we hope this social story will help. This page Autism Lit...
05/14/2020

With the new mandate for everyone from 3-adult to wear a mask, we hope this social story will help. This page Autism Little Learners provides free social stories to help in different situations. We hope you check them out.

Hi everyone...I hope you are well! I put together a free story for kids about wearing a mask. I know a lot of states are requiring or encouraging masks out in public. Hopefully this will help!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wearing-A-Mask-Story-for-Children-5463572

Trust is not an all-or-nothing situation. Just because I can’t trust them with one thing doesn’t mean I can’t trust them...
05/13/2020
How I Make Friends as an Autistic Person

Trust is not an all-or-nothing situation. Just because I can’t trust them with one thing doesn’t mean I can’t trust them with other things.

"Listening is so important."

We hope you enjoy your day!
05/10/2020

We hope you enjoy your day!

This little story talks about the best way to video chat with others (teacher, classmates, friends and family).
05/09/2020
How To Video Chat With Other People Story

This little story talks about the best way to video chat with others (teacher, classmates, friends and family).

As we all navigate through distance learning, we are discovering things that we all need to work on and get better at. This little story ta...

#autismacceptance
05/08/2020

#autismacceptance

#autism

05/06/2020
my Hana

Tune in to this week's episode by Autism Society of America with myHana to discuss regression during quarantine with Dr. Koscinski.

We couldn’t agree more. Neurodivergent Rebel #autismacceptance
05/05/2020

We couldn’t agree more. Neurodivergent Rebel #autismacceptance

Neurodivergent Rebel

We're looking forward to gathering with everyone once again. This #GivingTuesday we are raising money for our Covid-19 M...
05/05/2020

We're looking forward to gathering with everyone once again. This #GivingTuesday we are raising money for our Covid-19 Mini Grant.

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The Sibling Support Project is offering two online SibShops! These are fantastic opportunities for siblings, ages 8-13, who have brothers or sisters with special developmental and health concerns, to have fun, laugh, and talk with other kids who can relate to their experiences. The upcoming online SibShops are being held in on May 28th at 4 pm MST, and Saturday, May 30th at 11 am MST. You can learn more and register on their website: https://www.siblingsupport.org/events/copy31_of_sibshop-facilitator-training-and-sibling-workshops-30
I am looking for information about support groups for high functioning adults with Autism. I left a voicemail with your office. Thank you!!!
Hi everyone! I wanted to share this fantastic resource I just came across-- 7 Strategies to support individuals with ASD. Some great activities and visual tools that can be shared with your kiddos! 😊🌻
Hello! I'm in a dilemma about high school for my entering 9th grader with autism (asperger's end, mostly inclusive environment). I'm hoping I can get happy stories from people who have experienced good outcomes for their children with autism in a NM high school, and specifically what school provided the good outcome.
Good day. Just to share, there is a unique creative event happening this Friday afternoon for local families. Albuquerque Comic Con is hosting a special costuming workshop for children on the 17th at the Convention Center downtown. Please feel free to repost, spread the word, and post this flyer on your page timeline. We are hoping for a strong turnout to support imagination in children, especially those with learning challenges such as autism and attention deficit. Thanks!! :-) https://albuquerquecomiccon.com/schedule/
Concerning statistics about ABA from the Department of Defense (DoD). Of 16,111 participants in the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) TRICARE intervention receiving ABA therapy over a 12 month period, 76 percent "had little to no change in symptom presentation" with "an additional 9 percent demonstrating worsening symptoms." The report goes on to state "[w]hile the findings are of concern, they should be interpreted with caution ... [as] further exploration and analysis is required ... after the conclusion of the demonstration, which is currently set for December 2023." A majority of autistic adults do not support the use of ABA therapy for autistic people, and the findings of the DoD study certainly and absolutely are "of concern."
We are looking for a reliable babysitter. Does anyone know of any good sitters who are good with children on the spectrum and can handle food allergies?
Have any of you had a child at Bernalillo Academy?
All Saints Lutheran Church is going to start a service called "Rejoicing Spirits" for special needs children and their parents. Any recommendations? Ideas? Let me know if you are interested. We are located at Paseo Del Norte and Coors Blvd intersection (on the hill)
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Does anyone know where you can find the blue pumpkin buckets for sale for Halloween?