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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


NM LEND Visits Washington DC and Meets with NM Legislators

NM LEND and the DDPC are meeting with Senator Martin Heinrich.

NM LEND and the DDPC are meeting with Senator Martin Heinrich

Six trainees and the director from the CDD New Mexico Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (NM LEND) program attended the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC on April 13 – 15, 2015. This seminar is sponsored by national organizations that support individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. Trainees attended sessions on Monday and Tuesday regarding critical federal legislation and policies. On Wednesday hill visits were made to educate our NM legislators and build bipartisan support for high-priority disability issues. NM LEND partnered with the Developmental Disability Planning Council when we spoke to the legislators.


CRS: A UNM Foundation Featured Fund

Camp Rising Sun

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/


New Mexico Library Foundation Grant for Materials about Down syndrome

The advisory committee includes Jeanne Favret and Phyllis Shingle from the CDD, Carmen Garcia from The Arc of New Mexico, 
Kristen Salazar and Felicia Salazar from the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network and Nadine Maes (not pictured).

UNM Center for Development and Disability (CDD) Information Network Library has received a New Mexico Library Foundation Grant for $1,000. The purpose of the grant is to purchase print and media materials about Down syndrome. The new items purchased with grant funding will focus on toddlers, transition to adulthood, and family resources about Down syndrome.

The library is a special collections library with an emphasis on developmental disabilities and health topics. The library is open to the public. We serve families by mailing books and DVDs directly to people’s homes with free postage paid return mailers for items to be returned.

The advisory committee includes Jeanne Favret and Phyllis Shingle from the CDD, Carmen Garcia from The Arc of New Mexico, Kristen Salazar and Felicia Salazar from the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network and Nadine Maes (not pictured).

new books

We look forward to announcing the new titles. Please see our website with the online catalog to find books and DVDs in the library: http://www.cdd.unm.edu/InfoNet

Contact us to become a patron:
Email: HSC-InfoNet@salud.unm.edu
Phone: 505-272-0281 or 1-800-827-6380


Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training Program

Full Spectrum Archery

Applications are currently being accepted for the Registered Behavior Technician training program. The RBT credential was established by the Behavior Analyst’s Certification Board (BACB).

“The number of behavior technicians has grown along with the demand for quality applied behavior-analytic services. This growth, along with requests to identify and evaluate standards for behavior technicians by regulatory and funding stakeholders, firmly establishes the need for the new credential.” (BACB)

Individuals currently working as Behavior Management Specialists, Behavior Technicians/Assistants, etc. are invited to apply. This training, being presented by Autism Programs Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), will occur over three weekends at the Center for Development and Disability in Albuquerque – March 13 & 14, April 9 & 10 and May 1 & 2. Online participation will also be required for a total of 40 hours of training as specified by the BACB.

For further information please Click Here


 accepting applications for 2015-2016 training year

Accepting Applications

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.


CDD Events Calendar

  • THU, MAY 07, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
    Las Cruces Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) (More info...)
    Location: Las Cruces
  • TUE, MAY 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM - 1:00PM
    Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Screening to Diagnosis with the DSM-5 (More info...)
    Location: Webinar
  • THU, MAY 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
    Roswell Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) Meeting (More info...)
    Location: Roswell NM
  • WED, MAY 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Strategies For Job Placement: Employer Negotiations and Visual Resumes (More info...)
    Location: Gallup, NM
  • THU, MAY 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Strategies For Job Placement: Employer Negotiations and Visual Resumes (More info...)
    Location: Santa Fe, NM
  • FRI, MAY 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Strategies For Job Placement: Employer Negotiations and Visual Resumes (More info...)
    Location: CDD Room 109 E
  • THU, JUN 11, 2015 at 12:30 PM - FRI, JUN 12, 2015 at 4:30PM
    SUMMER INSTITUTE - Evidence Based Practices for Students with ASD (More info...)
    Location: ALbuquerque, NM

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