3:00 PM -4:30 PM
The Autism+ Program aims to increase a sense of belonging for people with disabilities such as ASD and their families throughout the New Mexico community. Through individualized training and technical assistance, our program can help your organization improve accessibility for all. Come learn about the variety of ways we've served the community since we began in 2018. Learn from self-advocates with ASD and family members how awareness, acceptance and accessibility in your space makes a difference to them.
Registration open through 5/5/2022 1:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Autism Imagine: The Autism+ Program: An Overview
Jayme Swalby, MA, is a special education teacher and senior program therapist at the UNM Center for Development and Disability Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Programs. She has worked extensively with children and families in the field of autism in various settings including school, home and community for over twenty years. Jayme was inspired to work in the autism community by her remarkable young adult son who has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. In her personal and professional life, she is grounded in advocacy for individuals and families.
Mariah Montoya is a sibling of a brother with Autism, an Autism Advocate and the Program Coordinator for the Center for Development and Disability's Autism and other Disabilities Department. She has worked on the leadership team for Camp Rising Sun and is currently working in the Autism Programs on Autism +, a community outreach program to provide training on ASD, universal design and disability to businesses and community spaces, as well as the THRIVE team, to help build support for young adults with ASD during the transition between high school and their next steps in life.
This event will be brought to you via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you at the time of registration.
Our Mission is to advance exemplary services, research, education and policies to support the well-being of all New Mexicans.