Skip to content
PO Box 472 252 County Road B-019, Cleveland, NM 87715
Grant Received County Amount
Outdoor Equity Fund 2023 Mora County $25,218
Trails+ 2022 Mora County $82,000
Trails+ 2023 Mora County $30,000
Trails+ 2024 Mora County $60,000
Total Grants Awarded $197,218

Collins Lake Autism Center (dba Collins Lake Ranch) is located in Cleveland, NM and is part of a 300-acre ranch. Our primary mission is to support individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. This includes Supported Living, Respite Care and Employment Services. An offshoot of that is a campground area that we have created to allow children and adults with a wide range of disabilities to experience the outdoors. We have accommodations for up to 40 summer campers. In 2020/2021 we opened up the campground area to local students that were completing their classwork remotely. From that experience, we saw firsthand just how powerful outdoor education can be. This experience triggered our desire to create a year-round Outdoor Education Center at the Ranch. Our initial foray into this effort was a partnership with the Highlands University Conservation Service Center and Mora ISD. During the 2022-23 school year, we are hosted classes here at the Ranch most Friday’s for students from Pre-K through high school. Class sizes have ranged from 40 – 60 students and we have had over 300 students attending these sessions during the past year. In addition to our cllaboration with the public schools, we work with the Mora Home School Learning Cooperative and host 30-40 students and parents every Wednesday. We are also partnering with Mora ISD to provide summer tutoring classes here at the Ranch. Our third focus area is therapeutic services, including Behavioral Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and various Wellness programs. The 2022 wildfires has greatly increased the demand for counseling and therapy and we are working with other community providers to expand services to meet these needs.