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The Center for Development and Disability

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Street Address
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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

Information Network Resources
(800) 552-8195
(505) 272-8549

Center for Development and Disability

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UNM Center for Development and Disability designated as a “Harris Center for Excellence in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.”

The UNM Center for Development and Disability (CDD) has been awarded a three year grant from the Chicago-based Irving Harris Foundation designating the Center as “Harris Center for Excellence in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.” This designation establishes the UNM CDD as part of the Harris Foundation’s international Professional Development Network (PDN) in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (I/ECMH). This award is in recognition of the CDD’s longtime commitment to clinical training in I/ECMH in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry, and the Center’s longstanding collaboration with NM Children Youth and Family’s Department Behavioral Health Division to build capacity statewide of behavioral health clinicians. These clinicians will develop expertise in evidence-based, trauma-informed clinical practice with children birth to five and their families who have endured or are at high risk for experiencing adversity, toxic stress, attachment disruption and traumatic stress.

In addition, the CDD has been awarded an additional grant from the Santa Fe based Brindle Foundation to offer clinical consultation on the evidence-based, developmentally and trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) model to behavioral health providers in rural areas of the state.


Autism and Anxiety?

We have a group that can help!

14 sessions from September - December 2018
Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm

“Facing Your Fears is a program that uses a cognitive-behavioral group therapy approach for the reduction of anxiety symptoms in children with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).”
- Judy Reaven, Audrey Blakely-Smith, Shana Nichols, Susan Hepburn

Children ages 8-14 with a formal Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, currently experiencing any anxiety symptoms and their parent(s).

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Partners in Policymaking is Taking Applications

New Mexico Partners in Policymaking is an intensive, grassroots disability leadership and advocacy training. Its curriculum was developed by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Disability, and has been replicated both nationwide and overseas. Over the last 7 years, more than 120 people from 18 counties in New Mexico have graduated from this program in order to create a more inclusive statewide community.

Local and national speakers deliver presentations and workshops on the following topics: Disability History, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Community, Self-Determination, Supported Employment, Community Organizing, Federal and State Legislation, Conflict Resolution, and Working with the Media.

Acceptance to this program is competitive and self-advocates and family members of individuals who have disabilities are given priority. A small number of professionals in the field are accepted each year. We meet three times for three days each time and connect via conference call in the months in between. If you are passionate about advocacy and inclusion, please consider applying.

2018

November 1st, 2nd, 3rd

2019

January 10th, 11th, 12th

March 21st, 22nd, 23rd

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