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2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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Phone: (505) 272-3000
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Center for Development and Disability


New Autism Flexible Services Program – Accepting Applications

Autism Flexible Services Program

The New Mexico Department of Health - Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) is excited to announce a new Autism Flexible Services Program. Several organizations have worked with DDSD to design this program to help meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The purpose of this program is to provide access to funding for a variety of services and supports (not goods) for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are not eligible for Medicaid services. The Fact Sheet provides more information about the Autism Flexible Services Program, as well as who to call for more information and with help in applying.

Autism Flexible Services Program Fact Sheet
Hoja Informativa Del Programa De Servicios Flexibles De Autismo

Autism Flexible Services Program Application - PDF
Autism Flexible Services Program Application - Word

Programa de Servicios Flexibles de Autismo Applicación - PDF
Programa de Servicios Flexibles de Autismo Applicación - Word

Applications must be received by Friday January 06, 2017, 5:00pm.
Applications received after this date may be awarded based on the availability of funding.

Provider Information Packet – Including: Information Sheet; Payment Schedule; Payment Request Form; and W-9
(Note: Fillable versions of the W-9 and Payment Request Form will be posted at a later date).


2017-2018 Project SEARCH Applications available!

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Project SEARCH is an innovative school-to-work internship program that gives young adults with disabilities, ages 18-21, the opportunity to learn marketable job skills to help them gain employment.

Interns participate in a 9 month rotation at UNMH or Embassy Suites and receive job skills training and support from community rehabilitation providers and school staff. The intended outcome of the program is integrated employment for each participant.

Applications for our 2017/2018 cohort can be found at transitionservices.aps.edu under Project SEARCH. Application deadline is February 3, 2017.

APPLICATION

For more information, contact Connie Fasanella at fasanella@aps.edu or 872-6800 Ext 0 or Erica Brooks at Eabrooks@salud.unm.edu 505-925-0942.


Congratulations Mo and Marci!

Mo Taylor and Marci Laurel with their book

Congratulations are in order for Mo Taylor & Marci Laurel, AODD, who have just published the book, “Social Engagement & the Steps of Being Social”. This book is a practical guide that defines social engagement and breaks down social skills into a series of clearly defined steps that can be taught to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder across severity levels and age groups.










Documentary Featuring Some CDD Staff Won an Emmy!

CDD Staff who were featured in Emmy winning Documentary

New Mexico ranks 6th in the nation for deaths due to child abuse. In response to New Mexico’s troubling child abuse issues, several partners from various New Mexico professions and organizations worked together to produce a documentary on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. “Everyone’s Business: Protecting Our Children” has recently won an Emmy for best Public/Current/Community Affairs Program.

The photo includes Olga Palacios and Carolyn Salazar of the Nurse Family Partnership program in the ECHFS division, both of whom were featured in the documentary. Cathy Sanchez of ECLN is an active member of the New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Partnership. Chris Schueler of Christopher Productions, LLS, Albuquerque, is the producer of the documentary.

You can view the documentary HERE!


Coming Soon, the Autism Flexible Services Program!

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Do you live in New Mexico & have a child 21 years & younger that has a medical diagnosis of AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?

Is he/she ineligible for Medicaid?

Funding is available through the Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) for up to $2500 through June 30th, 2017.

The program provides flexible funding assistance for a variety of autism services and supports.

Applications will be available soon!

For more information or questions, call 505-272-1852 or 1-800-270-1861.

More Information in English and en Español


Pre-School Institute on Evidence Based Practices: Feeding and Sensory Interventions January 26-27, 2017

January 26, 2017
A.M. Session - Welcome
Kathleen “Mo” Taylor, Marci Laurel - Sensory Interventions in an Evidence Based Environment

P.M. Session
Cassandra Cerros - Supporting Sensory and Communication Development in Pre-Schoolers with ASD

January 27, 2017
A.M. and P.M. Sessions
Sean Casey — Feeding Issues and Strategies for School Teams and Families

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Camp Rising Sun Receives National Recognition!

Camper at Camp Rising Sun giving a thumbs up as he participates

Camp Rising Sun, the CDD’s summer residential camp program for people with ASD and their peers, was notified recently that the program is one of 6 recipients for the nationally recognized Eleanor P. Eels Awards for program excellence. The presentation of this prestigious award will occur before over 1,200 participants at the American Camp Association National Conference, to be held this year in Albuquerque in February, 2017.

The Eleanor P. Eells Awards focus on recognizing program excellence as well as excellence in research in practice at camps. A total of six nominees will be selected for recognition at the National Conference and throughout the year.

Eleanor P. Eells Awards for Program Excellence are designed to honor camp programs that:

  1. Develop effective and creative responses to the needs of people and/or societal problems using the camp environment
  2. Encourage continued development of such ideas
  3. Stimulate the exchange of creative ideas
  4. Present to the public examples of positive contributions camp has made on the wellbeing of individuals and society

The Center for Development and Disability honors all the students, volunteers, campers, families and staff involved in Camp Rising Sun. Congratulations!


New Video from the FIT FOCUS Video Library!

Fit Video Library

The New Mexico Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program and the Early Childhood Learning Network of the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disability recently launched a new FIT FOCUS Video Library to provide illustrations of evidence-based and recommended early intervention practices in New Mexico.

The newest addition to that library is a video called Using Video, Self-Reflection, and Coaching to Enhance Early Intervention Services. This video illustrates how an early intervention program in New Mexico uses video, self-reflection, coaching of practitioners, and coaching of coaches to support their practitioners to use a more routines-based and coaching approach to better support families.

Watch Now!


Sesame Street research project!

Sesame Street research project flyer

Children's National and Georgetown University in Washington, DC are partnering with Sesame Street for a research study! They are recruiting primary caregivers of children with autism under the age of six, all across the country, to review the Sesame Street website. The first 200 participants will receive a $25 gift card.

More Information Here!





MCHB Expands National Footprint of LEND Training Programs

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July 12, 2016

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced funding awards for a record 49 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs. These programs, which are located at universities and hospitals across the country, prepare trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in the delivery of services to children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities in clinical practice, research, and public policy. NM LEND Program at the Center for Development and Disability received one of the 49 grant awards.

LEND is one of several initiatives funded by federal Autism CARES legislation; this month's announcement reflects an increased annual investment of $1.84 million in what was already a $28 million network. As a result, there are now LEND programs located in 42 US states (up from 37), with an additional six states and two territories reached through program partnerships. Each LEND is responsible for training long-term (i.e. 300 or more hours) trainees per year across at least seven health or allied health disciplines. This new cycle of LEND grants began on July 1, 2016 and will continue through June 30, 2021.

More Information about NMLEND

CDD Events Calendar

  • THU, JAN 05, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 7:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: MCM Elegante
  • FRI, JAN 06, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 7:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: MCM Elegante
  • SAT, JAN 07, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 12:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: MCM Elegante
  • THU, JAN 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
    Pre-School Institute (More info...)
    Location: Marriott Albuquerque
  • FRI, JAN 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
    Pre-School Institute (More info...)
    Location: Marriott Albuquerque
  • MON, FEB 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 5:00PM
    ADOS-2 Workshop, Introductory Clinical Workshop (More info...)
    Location: 103 East, CDD Building
  • TUE, FEB 14, 2017 at 8:30 AM - 5:00PM
    ADOS-2 Workshop, Introductory Clinical Workshop (More info...)
    Location: 103 East, CDD Building
  • WED, FEB 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM - 5:00PM
    ADOS-2 Workshop, Introductory Clinical Workshop (More info...)
    Location: 103 East, CDD Building
  • WED, MAR 01, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 7:00PM
    NMABA Reading Journal: TBA
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  • SUN, APR 02, 2017 at 12:00 AM - 11:59PM
    World Autism Day
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  • WED, APR 05, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 6:00PM
    WEBINAR : TBD (Hosted by the Autism Program) (More info...)
    Location:
  • SAT, APR 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 2:00PM
    Ellen Reavis Walk for Autism (More info...)
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