With Courtney Burnette, Ph.D. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MDT
Join us for the second in a three-part series on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Burnette, a distinguished expert on the subject, will discuss how early identification of developmental concerns and signs of ASD can impact a child’s developmental course. She will present the most current information that will help you understand your role in the early identification of ASD. Please join us to learn more about:
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.
The Center for Development and Disability (CDD) and The New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) invite you to an event demonstrating various assistive technology options
March 18th 1pm-4pm
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
In the library on the 1st floor of the west building in the Midtown Center
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!
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).
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:
Phone: 505-272-0281 or 1-800-827-6380
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
The buzz of positive or excited energy around children with disabilities is typically not the norm in Russia, but times are changing. The 2014 International Forum “Every Child Deserves a Family” was held in Moscow and sponsored by Naked Heart Foundation.
At the Forum, the CDD’s Kathleen “Mo” Taylor and Jamye Swalby developed and presented two 4.5 hour long master classes, “Camp Rising Sun, a Recreational Program for Children and Teens with ASD” and “Early Intervention for Children with ASD”. They presented to over 200 participants as well as providing a YouTube live stream throughout Russia and the world.
With the support, dedication, and knowledge of leading experts in Russia on disabilities, and Mo’s colleagues, Tanya Morozova, Ph.D. and Svyatoslav V. Dovbnya, M.D., Russia is beginning the journey of educating young people with disabilities, including ASD, one step at a time.
It is Mo and Jayme’s hope that these presentations gave participants an opportunity to come together and share about what children and teens with ASD can do. They were honored and pleased to be invited by Naked Heart to join the journey.
With key support from the NM Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD), UNM’s Center for Development and Disabilities (CDD) is participating in a home-visiting health program that connects licensed nurses and new mothers to share knowledge and support for at-risk young families.
“The critical component here is our nurses,” says Nurse Family Partnership's Principle Investigator Marcia Moriarta. “They’re highly qualified, incredibly empathetic, enormously patient and truly caring. Our CDD nursing professionals make great home visitors and have been the strength of this nationally recognized, evidenced-based program.”
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.
TUE, APR 07, 2015 at 12:00 PM - 1:00PM
Vulnerability vs. Destiny: The Impact of Developmental Screening on Early Identification of ASD
Description: Join us for the second in a three-part series on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Burnette, a distinguished expert on the subject, will discuss how early identification of developmental concerns and signs of AsD can impact a child's developmental course. She will present the most current information that will help you understand your role in the early identifaction of ASD.
THU, APR 09, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
Awareness and Strategies for Social Development in ASDPart 1
Location: Espanola, NM
THU, APR 09, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
Taos Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) Meeting
FRI, APR 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
Awareness and Strategies for Social Development in ASDPart 2
Location: Espanola, NM
TUE, APR 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
WEBINAR: Navigating Resources to Support Families Following an ASD Diagnosis
WED, APR 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM - 2:00PM
Developing a Strong Image of the Child
Location: Webinar Series. Please register to receive connection information.
LEARNING THROUGH MULTIPLE LENSES: OBSERVING AND DOCUMENTING
Understanding the value of multiple lenses in our observation & documentation Supporting teachers ad parents as researchers and authentic partners Reflecting on childrens work to discover next steps in childrens learning
THU, APR 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
Crownpoint Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) Meeting
FRI, APR 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 12:00PM
Peer Mediated Intervention for Persons with ASD
Location: Espanola, NM
THU, APR 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
WEBINAR: Community Participation for Children with ASD
THU, MAY 07, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
Las Cruces Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL)
Location: Las Cruces
TUE, MAY 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM - 1:00PM
Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Screening to Diagnosis with the DSM-5
Description: Join us for the third in a three-part series on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Burnette, a distinguished expert on the subject, will discuss the differences betweeen Level 1 and Level 2 screening instruments and when each should be used. She will also review the DSM-5 criteria for ASD, the Differences in the previous criteria and the impact on the ASD diagnositic process.
Please join us to learn more about:
THU, MAY 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
Roswell Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) Meeting