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