Center for Development and Disability

Program Listing

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 at the CDD embraces the mission of the CDD. The mission of the CDD is the full inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in their community by engaging individuals in making life choices, partnering with communities to build resources, and improving systems of care.

The Autism Programs at the CDD accomplishes this mission through innovative:
• Interdisciplinary training
• Dissemination of information
• Provision of exemplary direct service and technical assistance
• Applied research

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Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) Statewide Learning System

The Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico manages the Statewide Training Database for the Developmental Disabilities Supports Division of the New Mexico Department of Health. The DDSD Statewide Training Database is an on-line system that allows agencies to maintain an accurate record of personnel as well as track agency training compliance.

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Developmental Screening Progam (DSI)

The New Mexico Developmental Screening Initiative (DSI) is a collaboration between the Center for Development and Disability and Envision New Mexico with input from many stakeholders across the state to promote best practices in developmental screening for children birth to five years of age.

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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.

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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.

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Emergency Preparedness Programs for People with Disabilities

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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Evaluating a Federal Health Promotion Program for Youth with Disabilities

I Can Do It, You Can Do It is a health promotion intervention for youths with disabilities designed by the Office on Disability of the Department of Health and Human Services. The program was designed to increase physical activity and good nutritional habits of participants.

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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.

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Growing in Beauty Developmental Services

The UNM Growing in Beauty Development Services Program delivers services and support to Growing in Beauty, a New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program who provides direct early intervention services to Navajo infants and toddlers, from birth to age three, and their families who are eligible for the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program.

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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.

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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.

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Indian Children's Program (ICP)

The Indian Children's Program (ICP) strives to provide responsive, family-centered and community based services for Native American children with known or suspected disabilities. ICP programs embrace the spirit of cultural diversity, collaboration and innovation.

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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.

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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 .

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New Mexico Brain Injury Resource Center

The New Mexico Brain Injury Resource Center at the Center for Development and Disability (CDD) is funded by the Brain Injury Program of the New Mexico Human Services Department.

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NM 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.

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Preschool Network (PSN)

The mission of the Preschool Network (PSN) is the full inclusion of young children in family and community life through access to quality services and systems of care. PSN works toward this goal by providing training and technical assistance to public school preschool programs for children with special needs and their community partners.

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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.

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Projects of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Foundation's Paralysis Resource Center is the country's leading source of information and referral on paralysis-related topics for people who are paralyzed, family members, caregivers and health professionals.

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Quality Childcare for All

Provides support and coordination for the Child Care Inclusion Specialists (CCIS) at the child care Training and Technical Assistance Programs (TTAP) throughout the state. The CCISs support the inclusion of young children with special needs in early childhood learning environments.

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Southwest Conference on Disability

At the Southwest Conference on Disability, we explore what we have in common, and how we can create a mutual agenda that goes beyond a particular perspective, group or disability.

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

The NM SAFE Program conducts multidisciplinary team feeding evaluations of children and adults with developmental disabilities, for the purpose of improving health and preventing aspiration.

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Telehealth Services

CDD REACH was established in 2003 at the Center for Development & Disability (CDD), University of New Mexico, as the telehealth outreach arm of the CDD. The program delivers distance education, clinical services, and consultation via interactive video conferencing to areas where services are not readily available.

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