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Contact Partners for Employment

CDD-PFEinfo@salud.unm.edu

Shantih Bisland-Naggan
Information Specialist
505-272-9166
sbislandnaggan@salud.unm.edu

Katherine “Kat” Elwell
Graduate Student Employee
505-925-7846
KElwell@salud.unm.edu

Marcy Hintz
Statewide Project SEARCH Coordinator
505-925-4260
MHintz@salud.unm.edu

Rebecca Roybal
Communication and Outreach Specialist
505-925-0898
RARoybal1@salud.unm.edu 

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Educators & Providers

School-to-Work Transition Alliance (SWTA)

The School to Work Transition Alliance (SWTA) is a collaborative effort to develop and improve inclusive and competitive employment outcomes of young adults with intellectual disabilities transitioning from school to work in New Mexico.

School-to-Work Transition Teams (SWT Teams)

Partners for Employment coordinates School-to-Work Transition Teams in nine communities throughout New Mexico to support local efforts to improve employment outcomes for young adults with intellectual disabilities and increase school-to-work interagency collaboration.

Click the SWTT tab above for more information.

Supported Employment Local Leaders (SELL)

Partners for Employment coordinates Supported Employment Local Leaders meetings in each region of the state to provide a forum for employment support professionals to network, learn and collaborate.\

Click the SELL tab above for more information.

SELL

Supported Employment Local Leaders (SELL) Meetings are held throughout the state to provide a forum for employment support professionals to network, learn and collaborate.

  • What is SELL?  Supported Employment Local Leaders (SELL) meetings provide regional forums for employment support professionals to network, learn, and collaborate.
  • Who is SELL for?  Professionals who work in the supported employment field
  • When does SELL meet?  Click here for a calendar of upcoming meetings in regions across New Mexico.

More information




Archive of Past Meeting Minutes by Region

Metro-Albuquerque

Northwest

Northeast

Southwest

Southeast

SWT Team

  • What is a SWT Team?  School-to-Work Transition Team (SWT Team) meetings provide a forum for professionals engaged in the work of transitioning teenage students and young adults with disabilities from school into the workforce.
  • Who are SWT Teams for?  Professionals who work in the field of school-to-work for teenagers and young adults.
  • When do SWT Teams meet?  Click here for a calendar of upcoming meetings in regions across New Mexico.
More information

Tip Sheets

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Employment [English]
  • Employer Needs Analysis [English]
  • Microenterprise [English] / [Español]
  • Online Applications- How to Ace the Process [English]
  • Resources for Employers [English]
  • Resources for Job Seekers, Guardians and Providers [English]
  • Returning to Work - Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWEs) [English]
  • Schedule A Hiring Authority [English]
  • Sample Schedule A Letter [English]
  • Top 4 Reasons Businesses Should Hire People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [English]
  • USAjobs.gov [English]
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) [English]

Success Stories

Alex's Success Story

Learn more about Alex, his Discovery process, and his success in attaining a customized job.

Brian's New Job

Follow Brian's path to employment success via his Project SEARCH internship.

Diana's Success Story

Learn about Diana's care providers, family, and life on Taos Pueblo, as she shares her experience in becoming employed.

David's Success Story

Meet David and his CFC team, and join him on his journey to employment by discovering his talents, skills, and passions.

Customizing a Job for David

David is a kind, gentle, active person who found successful customized employment with a local hair salon. His coworkers enjoy his positive attitude and strong work ethic, and consider him to be a valued member of the team.

Judy's Success Story

Meet Judy, an artist whose team helped her identify her muse, which led to a path of successful employment.