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My child is under the age of 3 years old, and I have concerns about my child’s development but I don’t know if it is autism. Where do I start?

The New Mexico Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program is a state and federally funded program for families whose child is under the age of three that has or is at risk for a developmental disability or delay to receive early intervention services. It is not necessary to determine a diagnosis or a delay prior to referral. Simply the fact that you or the family is concerned about the child’s development is enough to generate a referral. For more information about the FIT Program, visit their website or call toll-free at 1-877-696-1472. The Early Childhood Evaluation Program (ECEP) provides evaluations for children […]

How can I connect with other parents who have children with ASD?

The New Mexico Autism Society offers many activities and events that allow parents and families of children with ASD to connect with each other. For more information about The New Mexico Autism Society call (505) 332-0306. Or visit their Facebook Page. Parents Reaching Out and EPICS (Educating Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs) have parent to parent programs where they connect parents with other parents who are in similar situations. For more information about Parents Reaching Out call (800) 524-5176 or (505) 247-0192.  For more information about EPICS call (888) 499-2070 or (505) 767-6630.