I am a Mom and an advocate with a child on the Autism spectrum and other underlying disabilities. I cofounded the Otero County Advocates for Developmental Disabilities because we saw a need for a family support group in this city and county. "We are wanting to give back to this great community.” As an advocate I want to improve the lives of those in our community and working with OCADD allows me to do this. Our children want to become as independent as possible to live by themselves in an integrated community with the support they need. This dream keeps me going. I want to leave a footprint in this community.
Andi Spinelli, M.Ed
New Mexico State University Alamogordo,Continuing Education Coordinator