With Elaine Gabovitch, MPA
Thursday, October 15, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm MT
Considering Culture in Autism Screening is a case-based training webinar modeled after the CDC’s
“Learn the Signs. Act Early” Autism Case Training (ACT) curriculum to train providers in culturally
competent screening, evaluation, and referral to intervention services for children with Autism Spectrum
Disorder/Developmental Delay. The webinar will focus pr imarily on the screening and identification needs
of families of young children with ASD/DD from diverse backgrounds and will explore a number of relevant themes.
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Partners for Employment is celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) by launching a public awareness
campaign that gives recognition to local businesses that hire people with disabilities. Our campaign is called “Support Inclusive Businesses” and here’s how it works:
For more information about Partners for Employment, visit www.cdd.unm.edu/PFE
New Mexico Govenor Susana Martinez has proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month throughout the state, affirming “New Mexico’s commitment to inclusive workplaces and community.” October is also recognized nationally as Disability Employment Awareness Month. The University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability (CDD) kicked off the month Sept. 29 with a reading of the proclamation by Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education and Acting Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. NM Attorney General Hector Balderas, also, spoke from the perspective of a parent of a child with a disability and an employer of a young man with autism. The event was followed by a job fair hosted by Ticket to Work Partners and Advance Employment Solutions. One hundred (100) job seekers attended the job fair.
Three New Mexicans have passed the examination to become New Mexico’s First Certified Employment Support Professionals. Sharon Sanchez-Lopez, Day Habilitation and Supported Employment Manager for Benchmarks, Carrie Roberts, DDSD Statewide Supported Employment Lead, and Pamela Stafford, Education and Outreach Manager for Partners for Employment, took the examination n June 2015 at the National APSE Conference. This certification is the first in the nation to create national guidelines to validate and support the training currently provided in the field. The CESP™ certification sets a standard of knowledge for Employment Support Professionals. In order to allow other New Mexicans the opportunity to take the exam without the travel cost, PFE will host an examination in the Spring. The Fee to take the exam is $159.00. This is one of a series of certification paths PFE is offering.
The Autism Training Calendar for 2015-2016 has been made available. See what presentations are offered to the public for this calendar year, and find information on how to register. Other trainings may be added throughout the year, so check back regularly.
Check out the CDD Facebook Page to get weekly Book Spotlights from the CDD Information Network Library! We're showcasing a book or resource from the Library's collection every week. So like the page if you're interested or come visit the CDD Information Network Library to see what we have available to check out right now!
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 session of Partners in Policymaking!
Partners in Policymaking is an intensive training program based on a national curriculum that has been replicated all over the world. We bring in national speakers who are experts in the field. The curriculum emphasizes the value of inclusion. The goal of the program is for the participants to develop skills for effective advocacy related to disability issues. As a result, we are hoping to builds future partnerships throughout the state and create positive change for individuals with disabilities in New Mexico.Flyer Application
A group of 10 Russian volunteers and two Russian experts are currently participating in a training program at the CDD Autism Programs to teach staff of Russian camp programs how to use evidence-based practices in support of children with autism spectrum disorder. Two staff representing five different camps from various geographical locations in Russia are participating in the collaboration between the CDD Autism Programs and the Naked Heart Foundation of Russia. The group arrived late Wednesday evening and will participate in 4 days of pre-camp training. They leave for camp on May 30, and will work hands on at the camp to learn all aspects of how best to support children with ASD in a recreational camp setting. Campers will arrive on Monday, June 1, and stay at camp through Friday morning, June 5.
It is so exciting to spread the good work of our many CDD staff and volunteers from Camp Rising Sun to all parts of the globe. Welcome!
Former and current NM LEND trainees, faculty, and family faculty please join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the NM LEND program. For 20 years, New Mexico Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (NM LEND) has been advancing the skills and leadership of those working with children and adults with developmental disabilities through training, education, clinical services, research, policy and advocacy. The success of the program is built on the strengths and skills of the former and current trainees, faculty, community faculty and our MCH collaborators. We extend our deep appreciation for your participation and hope you will join us in the celebration.
The celebration is in conjunction with the Southwest Conference on Disability. The date is Oct. 7, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM. Link to the flyer describing the events. Consider sharing your work by submitting a proposal for a workshop or poster presentation.
We truly hope you will be able to join us in the celebration.
Sandy Heimerl, PT, MS, DPT
NM LEND Director
The CDD’s Camp Rising Sun is a featured fund of the UNM Foundation this month in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. The UNM Foundation helps donors match their gifts to the needs of people, programs & research at the University of New Mexico.
To access the site, go to: https://www.unmfund.org/ and go to the “Featured Funds” section at the bottom of the page, open the Camp Rising Sun Fund site. Camp Rising Sun is supported by community donations. For more information on Camp Rising Sun, go to www.cdd.unm.edu/camprisingsun/
They provide wonderful information for parents, caregivers or providers of young children with ASD. The handouts are easily accessible online at http://www.cdd.unm.edu/autism/programs/parenttraining.html under the Resources tab. The colorful, printed booklets are also available for CDD staff and patrons at the CDD Library or by contacting the Parent Home Training program at 505-272-3167.
As a senior at East Mountain High School n Sandia Park, Mikey Swalby is required to do a Senior Service Learning Project. He hosted a bake sale to raise money to purchase supplies for Camp Rising Sun. The bake sale occurred this past Friday at the CDD, raising over $330.00. This money was used to purchase items from the CRS wish list; two tents (presented to CRS leaders in the photo) and a lightning monitor.
A big THANK YOU to Mikey and the rest of the Swalbys (parents Mike and Jayme, and siblings Marissa and Jake) for their creativity and support!
We are currently accepting applications for the Center for Development and Disability Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorder for the 2015-2016 training year. The fellowship program provides a specialized two-year training experience for psychologists in a range of evidence based and best practice clinical services to children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, and community providers.
To apply, please visit our website.
SAT, JUL 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM - SAT, OCT 10, 2015 at 5:00PM
Farmington Introduction to Employment Supports Class
Location: San Juan Community College Farmington
Introduction to Employment Supports
For staff supporting individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Inclusive Community Settings A Joint Certification Program with CDD and San Juan Community College: Center for Workforce Training Free Training at the San Juan Community College (in Farmington)
Must attend all four Saturdays July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Contact Pamela Stafford for Questions or to Register
TUE, OCT 06, 2015 at 8:00 AM - FRI, OCT 09, 2015 at 5:00PM
Southwest Conference on Disability
Location: Albuquerque Convention Center
WED, OCT 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM - FRI, OCT 16, 2015 at 5:00PM
THU, OCT 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM - 1:00PM
Early Child Development Series - Considering Culture in Autism Screening
Description: Considering Culture in Autism Screening is a case-based training webinar modeled after the CDCs Learn the Signs. Act Early Autism Case Training (ACT) curriculum to train providers in c ulturally competent screening, evaluation, and referral to intervention services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Developmental Delay. The webinar will focus pr imarily on the screening and identification needs of families of young children with ASD/DD from diverse backgrounds and will explore a number of relevant themes.
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MON, OCT 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM - WED, OCT 21, 2015 at 5:00PM
Location: Santa Fe
THU, OCT 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
Communication and ASD: Assessment to InterventionPart 1
Location: Roswell, NM
FRI, OCT 30, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
Communication and ASD: Assessment to InterventionPart 2
Location: Roswell, NM
THU, NOV 05, 2015 at 12:00 PM - 1:00PM
Early Child Development Webinar Series - Fundamentals of Brain Development
Description: This webinar presents fundamental information on typical and atypical brain development. It will focus on how disruptions in neural development lead to impaired cognitive-behavioral functions.
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THU, NOV 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM - 7:30PM
Navigating the NM Service System
Location: Center for Development and Disability
THU, DEC 03, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
Developing Social Skills: Supporting Individuals with ASDPart 1
Location: Roswell, NM
FRI, DEC 04, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
Developing Social Skills: Supporting Individuals with ASDPart 2
Location: Roswell, NM
FRI, DEC 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM - 1:00PM
WEBINAR: Centennial Care & Advocacy for Medicaid Eligible Adults with ASD