Center for Development and Disability

News, Events and Announcements

Autism Imagine Conference - Canceled

The Autism Imagine Conference, originally scheduled on April 16-17, 2020, has been canceled. We are following the Public Health Order from the New Mexico Department of Health limiting mass gatherings due to COVID-19. Our hope is to reschedule this event at a future date, and maintain the same program and speakers as much as possible. If you were registered for the conference, please see the email that was sent on March 13th for more information.


Swim Team Screening - Canceled

The Swim Team screening originally scheduled on April 16, 2020, has been canceled. We are following the Public Health Order from the New Mexico Department of Health limiting mass gatherings due to COVID-19. Our hope is to reschedule this event at a future date.


Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham briefed the 2020 NM LEND Fellows

She focused on her legislative priorities during their visit to the Roundhouse on February 14th.

 


THRIVE

Autism Programs is piloting a new program for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ages 18-30. This program, called Thrive, aims to address Self-Advocacy/Self-Determination, Basic Life Management Skills, and Career Exploration through a series of weekly courses, beginning in February and ending in June:

Feb/March: Orientation/Phase 1
2/25: Orientation
3/3 : Self Determination/Advocacy
3/10: Self Determination/Advocacy
3/17: Self Determination/Advocacy
3/24: Self Determination/Advocacy

April: Phase 2
4/7 : Life Management
4/14 : Life Management
4/21 : Life Management
4/28 : Life Management

May/June: Phase 3
5/12: Career Exploration
5/19: Career Exploration
5/26: Career Exploration
6/2: Career Exploration

Please see the attached application for more information, and distribute to individuals who might be interested. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or addition to the wait-list after February 11th.

THRIVE Application


Autism Podcasts Now Available!

The Autism Program is now offering “The Inside View,” a series of monthly audio podcasts on topics relevant to the autism community. This year, the series is entitled, “Accessing Community... Real Questions by Parents for Parents”. Access the podcast series here!

Establishing Healthy Routines Podcast Presenters: Kim Fredenburgh and Kristen Red-Horse, MOT,OTR/L (left)

UNM Productions, Manuel Machuca (far left)

The Inside View Host: Lauriann King (left)

Project Lead: Karen “Cal” Wright (not pictured)


2020 Continuing Education Series for Pediatric Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

The New Mexico LEND program at the Center for Development and Disability (CDD) is partnering with the UNM Division of Physical Therapy program to bring you the continuing education series for pediatric physical and occupational therapists and related professionals. The 2020 Pediatric Study Group series occurs the second Thursday of the month from 6pm – 8pm in February, April, September and November. You can participate by attending in person at the CDD or remotely. Continuing education credits for PTs and OTs are offered free of charge. The topics and details are listed here:

List of dates and seminar topics
Dates (Thurs) Topic
Feb 13, 2020 Schroth Method for Treatment of Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis
April 9, 2020 Managing Pain in Pediatric Patients
Sept 10, 2020 Partnering with Families from Different Cultures
Nov 12, 2020 Emerging Therapies for SMA and DMD

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