Programs

Center for Development and Disability Programs

Below is the listing of all programs at the Center for Development and Disability. Click on a specific program to read a short description and access its website.

Autism Programs

The Autism Programs are a collection of programs that are centered on autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We provide clinical services, training and technical assistance, as well as family services and supports. The Autism Programs are staffed by individuals with specific expertise in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our services are statewide.

Phone: (505) 272-1852
Toll Free: 1-800-270-1861
Fax: (505) 272-3140

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Autism Family and Provider Resource Team

We have staff members who, through phone and electronic communication, serve as resource specialists to help families with problem solving individual issues or systems' navigation.

Phone: (505) 272-1852
Toll Free: 1-800-270-1861
Fax: (505) 272-5896
Email: AutismPrograms@salud.unm.edu

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Autism Portal

The Autism Portal will make it easier to find information specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Autism Portal was created for family members, adults with ASD and providers.The portal highlights an Autism Resource Locator, which will help narrow down resources based on age and other factors, leaving you with only the most relevant information.

Phone: (505) 272-1852
Toll Free: 1-800-270-1861
Fax: (505) 272-5896
Email: AutismPrograms@salud.unm.edu

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Autism School Based Services

Through funding from the NM Public Education Department, Special Education Bureau, the Autism Programs provides a two day Summer Institute for school team members throughout the state. The goal of the Institute is to promote the use of evidence based practices (as identified by the National Professional Development Center on ASD) in classrooms. Related to the institute is intensive mentoring for selected classrooms demonstrating a commitment to the implementation of those practices.

Phone: (505) 272-1852
Toll Free: 1-800-270-1861

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Autism +

The Autism+ Program is dedicated to making our communities more accessible for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities and their families. Through organization-specific Autism Awareness training and ongoing consultation for staff, the Autism+ Program strives to ensure businesses obtain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities.

Phone: (505) 272-1852
Toll Free: 1-800-270-1861
Email: CDD-NMAutismPlus@salud.unm.edu

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Parent Home Training

The Autism Programs Parent Home Training (PHT) is a short-term educational program funded by the NM Department of Health. Families learn to help their child develop and gain new skills through individualized in-home consultation. The PHT approach is guided by the belief that parents are the best and most natural teachers of their young children.

Phone: (505) 272-4725
Toll Free: 1-800-270-1861

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Public Policy Initiative

The Autism Programs staff serve on several statewide committees and task forces to ensure that the needs of individuals with autism and their families are considered by state decision makers.

Phone: (505) 272-1852
Toll Free: 1-800-270-1861

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CLINICAL PROGRAMS

The Center for Development and Disability has a number of clinical evaluation programs available, take a look at the clinical programs below.

Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic (ASEC)

The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic (ASEC) provides diagnostic evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or related conditions. We see children ages 3 and older, to evaluate social and emotional development, communication, thinking and problem solving ability, adaptive skills and behavior. 

Phone: (505) 272-9337
Toll Free: 1-800-270-1861

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Early Childhood Evaluation Program (ECEP)

The Early Childhood Evaluation Program (ECEP) provides evaluations for children ages birth to three living in New Mexico. ECEP addresses concerns regarding developmental delay, complex medical conditions, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, behavioral/regulatory issues, and other specialized evaluation questions for very young children.

Phone: 505-272-9846
Toll Free: 1-800-337-6076
Fax: 505-272-2014

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Feeding Clinic (NM SAFE) Supports and Assessments for Feeding and Eating

Feeding & Eating Evaluations (NM SAFE) provides feeding evaluations and recommendations for children with feeding difficulties, e.g. autism spectrum disorders (ASD), behavior difficulties, and medical concerns. Feeding assessment focuses on behavioral feeding issues, oral motor function, positioning, adaptive equipment, food textures, health screening and diet analysis.

Phone: 505-272-0125
Fax: 505-272-9014
Email: HSC-NMSAFE@salud.unm.edu

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Clinic

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Clinic provides evaluations for children who are exposed to alcohol before birth to determine a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or another disorder related to prenatal alcohol exposure. These evaluations include a brief physical exam, interview with caregivers, and a screening of the child’s cognitive skills.

Phone: 505-272-6157
Fax: 505-272-9014

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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

The Center for Development and Disability supports a large variety of programs focused on children in their early childhood, or birth to about three years old, take a look at the programs below.

Early Childhood Learning Network (ECLN)

We deliver our mission to those who serve children ages prenatal to age five through interdisciplinary training, consultation, technical assistance, resource development, dissemination of accessible information that increases knowledge and improves practice, bridging across all early childhood sectors, and strategic and systematic thinking that engages communities, leads to action, and improves system practices.

Phone: 505-272-1506
Fax: 505-272-0277

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Early Childhood Network (ECN)

We work in collaboration with 32 early intervention community-based providers throughout New Mexico to assure that all eligible infants, toddlers and their families receive high quality early intervention services from qualified and well supported personnel.

Phone: 505-272-1506
Fax: 505-272-0277

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FIT Portal

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FOCUS Program

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.

Phone: 505-272-3459
Fax: 505-272-3461

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Home Visiting Training

The CDD Home Visiting Professional Development Team provides training and technical assistance to the CYFD Home Visiting programs across the state.

Phone: 505-272-3825
Fax: 505-272-0277

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Infant Mental Health Services (IMHS)

IMHS are provided by licensed social workers, psychologists, counselors, and advanced psychology trainees with specialized training in infant and early childhood mental health approaches. We offer an extended assessment process to be sure we understand family concerns fully before developing a plan for intervention designed to bring relief to both children and their caregivers/families.

Phone: 505-272-0243

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New Mexico Early Childhood Transition Initiative

The mission of the New Mexico Early Childhood Transition Initiative is to support community teams in developing and/or improving their system of transitioning children and families from early intervention services to other services and supports.

Phone: 505-272-1506
Fax: 505-272-0277

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Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors. When you enroll in the program, a specially trained nurse will visit you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns two years old. During these visits, your caring nurse will offer the knowledge and support you need to confidently create a better life for your baby and yourself.

Fax: 505-272-8988

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Parents as Teachers

Parenting can be as rewarding as it is challenging. Parents As Teachers (PAT) Parent Educators offer parents of very young children visits in their home to provide support, encouragement and information. Together, you and your Parent Educator will explore ways to help your child learn and grow through your relationship with your child.

Fax: 505-272-8988

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PED FOCUS

Through funding from the New Mexico Public Education Department, the Early Childhood Learning Network (ECLN) supports the development and implementation of FOCUS-a tiered quality rating and improvement system. FOCUS will be utilized by all public school preschools (PreK, Special Education 619, and Title I) to evaluate the quality of educational services provided to young children ages 3-5 and their families.

Phone: 505-272-1775
Fax: 505-272-0277

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OTHER DISABILITY PROGRAMS

The Center for Development and Disability has a number of programs related to a variety of different disabilities and supports, take a look at the programs below.

Cerebral Palsy Task Force

The Cerebral Palsy Task Force is an multidisciplinary group of medical professionals, therapists, students, and community members working together to improve early identification and referral for timely, appropriate intervention for infants with or at risk of Cerebral Palsy in New Mexico.

Phone: 505-272-0096

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Medically Fragile Case Management Program

The Medically Fragile Case Management Program provides Registered Nurse Case management/service coordination services statewide for children who are Medically fragile and their families via seven satellite offices, with five case managers in the metro area.

Phone: 505-272-2910
Toll Free: 1-800-675-2910
FAX: 505-272-8100

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Mi Via Consultants

Mi Via is a state Medicaid Waiver program that helps persons of all ages with disabilities to self- direct their services using available funding.  The UNM CDD Mi Via Consultants provide program information and orientation; assist participants with the eligibility process, planning and implementation with Service and Support Plans and Budgets; and submit SSP and Budget paperwork to the Third Part Assessor for individuals receiving Mi Via Waiver ( non traditional DD Waiver and Medically Fragile Waiver Services) statewide.

Phone: 505-272-8284
Toll Free: 866-383-3820
Fax: 505-272-5883

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Partners for Employment

Partners for Employment is a collaborative approach to increasing employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The primary goal for Partners for Employment is to build capacity within the state of New Mexico among state agencies personnel, service providers, family members, self-advocates, employers and other supports.

Fax: 505-272-5883

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Partners for Employment Community Portal

Here you can participate in discussions on various topics like employment opportunities, PFE Programs, and share resources. There are also group specific discussions that only members of your group can see. Take a look, and we can't wait to hear from you.

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Project for NM Children & Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind

The Project for New Mexico Children and Youth Who Are Deafblind is a statewide program designed to provide technical assistance, training, distance education, and networking information to families, service providers, and individuals, birth through 21, who are deafblind.

Phone: 505-272-0321
Toll Free: 1-877-614-4051
Fax: 505-272-3140

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OTHER DISABILITY RESOURCES

The Center for Development and Disability has a number of programs that focus on providing resources related to disabilities, take a look at the resources below.

Information Network

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD) Information Network strives to provide high quality library services, as well as connections to community resources. We offer a wide array of disability related materials and services for individuals with disabilities, families, healthcare professionals, school personnel, advocates, case managers, and others.

Phone: 505-272-8549
Toll Free: 1-800-552-8195
Fax: 505-272-3273

Website

Library

The University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability Information Network Library contains the largest collection of disability-related books, eBooks, and DVDs in the state of New Mexico. Materials are available for check out or onsite use by public.

Phone: 505-272-0281
Toll Free: 1-844-231-5003
Fax: 505-925-3273

Website

NM Training Hub and Online Learning Portal

The Center for Development and Disability maintains this web learning portal for the Developmental Disabilities Supports Division of the New Mexico Department of Health.

Phone: 505-272-0286
Fax: 505-272-6220

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Perinatal Oral Health Training and Resources

Improving the Oral Health of Pregnant Women, Children and Families.

Phone: 505-272-8110

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Tip Sheets for First Responders

The Division has been involved in national and state efforts to incorporate the needs and priorities of people with disabilities in emergency preparedness and response.

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TRAINING PROGRAMS

The Center for Development and Disability has a few training programs and opportunities that are available to apply for, take a look below.

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program (NM LEND)

The NM LEND serves as a center of excellence in leadership training that prepares the next generation of policy makers, faculty, clinicians and researchers to lead the maternal and child health work force. The program offers graduate and post-graduate leadership training in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities including autism.

Email: HSC-NM-LEND@salud.unm.edu

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Partners in Policymaking

Partners in Policymaking provides an intensive leadership program for individuals with disabilities, family and community members to create future leaders and advocates in New Mexico.

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

We offer Clinical Child Psychology Postdoctoral training in specialty areas including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH). The availability of positions in each specialty area is dependent on funding each training cycle. Postdoctoral fellowship positions are a two-year, full-time commitment.

Phone: (505) 272-4725

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Street Address
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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

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