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

-We are excited to be preparing for the return of our in-person groups! As the state begins to open up, we are reviewing guidelines to ensure that best practices are in place as the community’s safety is our priority. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram or email us at ElevateTheSpectrum@gmail.com to join our mailing list and to stay up to date.

-This month Elevate rolled out our Hero Bag program, which donated almost 200 bags to Rio Rancho Fire and Rescue and Rio Rancho Police departments. These bags contain fidget tools, custom communication boards, headphones, and white boards to assist individuals with sensory and communication needs. ETS also partnered with UNM’s Center for Development and Disability to create a training video for 1st responders to educate them on the need for and proper use of the bag. This is just the first step as we are currently 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.

– Elevate would like to remind everyone that Aces Tattoo in Albuquerque is continuing to support us through their Autism Awareness Tattoo campaign. This is an on-going partnership where Aces will donate portions of autism themed tattoos to sponsor our inclusive events. Please visit their page at https://www.facebook.com/AcesTattoo/ to inquire.

-We are also busy preparing up for upcoming in-person family events including the return of our sensory-friendly movies and socials. 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) 379-4624

More Ways to Connect


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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