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University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability.  A University Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research, and Service


The FOCUS Program (formerly known as Los Pasos, SELECTT and GRO), funded through the Department of Health, Family Infant Toddler Program, provides supports and services for families of children aged birth through three years of age who are at risk for or experiencing a developmental delay including: 1.) medical challenges such as prematurity, low birth weight, pre-natal exposure to drugs and alcohol, and/or 2.) environmental challenges such as family substance abuse, mental illness, family violence or unsupported teen parenting. We serve families in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance Counties.

What do we do:

The FOCUS program provides a continuum of interdisciplinary services that integrates primary health care with an array of services that include:

FOCUS provides supports and services that improve life conditions for young children and families by strengthening family capacity to foster protective behaviors for their children, providing culturally appropriate service strategies, collaborating with the community on behalf of the families and maximizing access to quality services. The service delivery team includes pediatricians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, case managers/service coordinators, developmental specialists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists. Services are available in both English and Spanish.