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2300 Menaul Blvd NE
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News, Events & Announcements


Developmental Disability Awareness Month!

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Please join us for a free “Side by Side” community event to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! There will be food, activities, information booths, music and fun!

The event will be Monday, March 27, 2017 from 2pm – 4:30pm at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center located at 7521 Carmel NE, Albuquerque, in the Social Hall. It is located on the west side of Wyoming, just north of Paseo del Norte.

Join us!

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Southwest Conference on Disability - Call for Papers OPEN!

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Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 30th!

We invite you to submit a proposal for the 2017 Southwest Conference on Disability.

Visit www.cdd.unm.edu/swconf/ for more information


Developmental Disability Awareness Month!

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The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) and the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) are teaming up to present Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month during March 2017!

Throughout the month we will be highlighting stories of individuals with disabilities in their communities on our website, social media and in the CDD Library.

Our goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, tell stories of people who live with a disability and show their lives. This includes all facets of life, including education, employment, community living, recreation, etc.

Join us by using the hashtag #DDawareness17 throughout the month to post stories on your own social media sites.

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Come to a "Know Your Rights" Town Hall Meeting

For people with developmental disabilities (DD), Mi Via or Medically Fragile Waivers, family members, advocates, and guardians.

New rules from the Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“the CMS Final Rule”) strengthen the rights of people receiving Waiver services to:

  • Be part of the community where they live and work
  • Choose where they live, who they live with and how they live
  • Decide how to spend their days and who to spend their days with
  • Determine who provides services

Don’t miss one of these important Town Hall meetings! Join us for presentations and conversation about what the new rules mean and how to make it happen.

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New Autism Flexible Services Program – Accepting Applications

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

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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).

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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.

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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.










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, MAR 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM - SAT, MAR 25, 2017 at 2:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • THU, MAR 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 7:30PM
    Focus in ASD: Considerations for Employment (More info...)
    Location: CDD East Building, Room 103
  • SUN, APR 02, 2017 at 12:00 AM - 11:59PM
    World Autism Day
    Location:
  • THU, APR 06, 2017 at 8:00 AM - FRI, APR 07, 2017 at 5:00PM
    Social Engagement Workshop
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • THU, APR 06, 2017 at 11:30 AM - 1:00PM
    Supporting Communication in Infants and Toddlers with ASD (More info...)
    Location: CDD Building-Albuquerque
  • THU, APR 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 7:30PM
    Focus in ASD: Being Social in the Community
    Location: CCD East Building, Rm 103
  • WED, APR 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 4:00PM
    Early Intervention Provider Workshop (More info...)
    Location: Tresco, Inc. Building Las Cruces, NM
  • THU, APR 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
    Early Intervention Provider Workshop (More info...)
    Location: Tresco, Inc. - Las Cruces, NM
  • THU, APR 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 7:30PM
    Focus in ASD: Completing a Path Vision (More info...)
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • SAT, APR 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 2:00PM
    Ellen Reavis Walk for Autism (More info...)
    Location:
  • WED, MAY 03, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 4:00PM
    Early Intervention Provider Workshop (More info...)
    Location: CDD East Building, Room 103
  • THU, MAY 04, 2017 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
    Early Intervention Provider Workshop (More info...)
    Location: CDD East Building, Room 103

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