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Autism Flexible Services Program

Infographic that explains eligibility and funding for the autism flexible services program.

The Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) launched the Autism Flexible Services Program in 2017 for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are not eligible for Medicaid and their families.

This program is funded through an appropriation from the legislature. Families can access up to $2,500 for a variety of autism supports and services that are flexible to meet the needs of children and families across New Mexico. If more applications are received than there is funding available, the DDSD will use a lottery to determine which applications receive funding.

This program was developed in collaboration with several organizations, including the Autism Society, Parents Reaching Out, the Arc of New Mexico, the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, the Governor’s Commission on Disability, and the UNM Autism Programs Division. These organizations also helped promote the new program statewide to families with a child with autism.

NOTE: Funding is not currently available for this program.

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Through the application, each family requests the services they would like to access for their child and family. Services approved include: Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA); other therapeutic services (including speech therapy, counselling and behavioral supports); recreational and social skills activities; as well as a camp for children with ASD. You can learn about this program through the information below.



Provider Packet