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Street Address
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Contact Numbers
Phone: (505) 272-3000
Fax: (505) 272-2014

Information Network Resources
(800) 552-8195
(505) 272-8549

Center for Development and Disability

News, Events & Announcements


National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated nationwide every October and is an opportunity to reflect upon the value of a workforce that is inclusive of employees with disabilities.

Join Partners for Employment for a series of workshops and discussions on a variety of topics, including Employment Best Practices, Employment First in New Mexico, and Innovation in School to Work Transition.

Our featured guest presenter, Doug Crandell, is a subject matter expert in Customized Employment with the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program at the US DOL, Office of Dis-ability Employment Policy. His area of expertise is using evidence-based supported employment practices to help support people with complex barriers to work.

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Spectrum Arts Presents: FUSED GLASS Pre-Holiday Workshop!

Fused Glass flyer

The Center for Development and Disability has paired with the talented Deborah Brink to offer an inclusive Fused Glass Workshop for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and peers. It will be open to individuals age 16 - 99 at any art skill level. The workshop will be in the evenings on the first three Thursdays in November, and will take place at the Center for Development and Disability. It will offer the chance to make jewelry, sun-catchers, and holiday ornaments, so come ready to learn new skills and get a head-start on your gift lists!

Class sizes are limited and support the needs of all participants, so please call Deborah Brink to register at (505) 690-0029.

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Imagine Autism Conference 2018

Embracing Change - Transitions through the Lifespan

April 12 & 13, 2018

Call for Proposal: The 2018 Autism Imagine Conference is seeking proposals for breakout sessions that will be informative, relevant, family-centered, evidence-based, and which will encourage opportunities for learner engagement.

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TRIAD Families First Program

We are pleased to inform you of a joint collaboration between UNM CDD and Vanderbilt University in the areas of Parent Home Training. We will be offering three trainings on three different dates, each dealing with a specific topic.

Registration is required as this is “live” training that will require in person attendance as the video portion of this will be broadcast here at the UNM CDD Building in Room 103 East here at 2300 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87107.

Registration will be limited to the first forty people who sign up.

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Camp Rising Sun Highlighted in National Magazine

Camp Rising Sun Leaders

Camp Rising Sun was highlighted in the American Camp Association’s “Camping” Magazine in the July/August 2017 issue. The issue highlighted 6 camps throughout the nation that were highlighted as “Program Innovators”.

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Home Visiting Work Group recognized by Bernalillo County Commission

Home Visiting Work Group

At the Bernalillo County Commission’s regular meeting on April 25, 2017 The Bernalillo County Home Visitation Work Group was recognized with a Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins praised home visiting in the proclamation as “truly making a difference in the lives of children and families.”

Carolyn Salazar, Nurse Supervisor of the Nurse Family Partnership Program, UNM Center for Development and Disability, accepted the proclamation on behalf of the 10 home visiting programs and several partners who participate in the Bernalillo County Home Visitation Work Group.

Home Visiting programs play an increasingly important role in the promotion of infant and early childhood mental health, emphasizing the parent-child relationship and understanding typical child development and unique temperaments. Home Visitors engage families in learning positive behavior support strategies and work to reduce family stress in order to help promote children’s mental health. The Bernalillo County Home Visiting Work Group supports an integrated approach for serving young families. The group demonstrates interagency collaboration among early childhood partners and regularly offers joint professional development in early childhood.

For more information contact:
D. Catherine Sánchez
Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health
Community Outreach & Engagement
UNM/Center for Development and Disability
505.225.9153
csanchezpreissler@salud.unm.edu


CDD Events Calendar

  • THU, OCT 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration (More info...)
    Location: Room 103
  • THU, NOV 09, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 8:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking (More info...)
    Location: Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • FRI, NOV 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 8:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • SAT, NOV 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 12:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • SAT, DEC 02, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 11:00AM
    Families First: Out and About-Preparing for Community Routines (More info...)
    Location: 103 East CDD
  • THU, JAN 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 8:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • FRI, JAN 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 8:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • SAT, JAN 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 12:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • THU, MAR 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 8:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • FRI, MAR 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 8:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • SAT, MAR 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 12:00PM
    Partners in Policymaking
    Location: Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • THU, APR 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 6:00PM
    Imagine Conference (More info...)
    Location: Isleta Resort and Casino

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