Our Mission

Our mission at ETS is to empower individuals on the autism spectrum and their families through inclusion, advocacy, and friendship throughout the state.

We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit serving New Mexico’s autistic community.

What We Do

At ETS, we aim to elevate individuals on the autism spectrum, their family members, educators, professionals, and community members through education, support, and advocacy both in person and virtually across New Mexico.

Our members can be found on-line during our monthly meet ups and, hopefully soon, at one of our many inclusive, educational, and fun events!

You can also find us on school boards, education task forces, state disability councils and championing for developmental disability advancements at the capital.

Happening This Month

-December is here and the new year is just around the corner! We would like to take a moment to thank those who supported Elevate and shared our story. We would also like to recognize and thank the families that attended our events and shared your memories with us. You are the reason we continue to do what we do. We are excited for what 2022 can bring and can’t wait for you join us in new events and adventures. Happy Holidays from Elevate The Spectrum!

-This month we are continuing our monthly group meets for dads, moms, and self-advocates and as always, are happy to welcome everyone. Dad’s Meets are the first Friday of every month at Boxing Bear Brewery; Moms Meet is every 2nd Saturday at Flying Star; and Adult Meets are every 3rd Wednesday at Restoration Pizza.

*Due to the ever-changing public health orders, Elevate members are closely monitoring the current situations and would like to advise that there may be changes to our in-person groups. We do ask that all in attendance please adhere to public safety measures. To stay up to date, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram or email us at ElevateTheSpectrum@gmail.com to join our mailing list.

-Elevate is continuing its mission of supplying HERO kits to first responders around New Mexico. Currently, almost 200 bags have been donated to the City of Rio Rancho and last month we donated 30 kits to the Santa Fe Public School Guards during a training with the Autism Plus Team from UNM’s Center for Development and Disability We are now filling request for Bernalillo County Sheriffs and Fire & Rescue units. These bags contain fidget tools, custom communication boards, headphones, and white boards to assist individuals with sensory and communication needs. Along with the bags is a training video for 1st responders to educate them on the need for and proper use of the tools. If you would like to donate items for bags or make a monetary donation, please contact us at ElevateTheSpectrum@gmail.com

We are extremely excited as we continue working to expand the program around the state with the goal of every rescue unit having the tools and training needed to best serve NM’s Autistic community.

-As we look forward in continuing to plan more inclusive, family events, please be advised that we take the health and safety of our families and members as priority and as such, we will continue to monitor and follow all public health guidelines and would like to thank you for your understanding.

-Please follow our social media pages for information, inspiration, and resources and feel free to share your thoughts and stories to ElevateTheSpectrum@gmail.com

Tell us how you ELEVATE the autistic community!

More About Us

Elevate the Spectrum is a non-profit made up of volunteers from various backgrounds; all of whom are dedicated to empowering those on the spectrum. Meet our board to learn more about what drives us.

Meet The Board

Get In Touch

  • ElevateTheSpectrum @gmail.com
  • (505) 589-4337

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The events and services that we provide are due to the generous donations of the community. If you would like to help, please donate.

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