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2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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

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Home Visiting Work Group recognized by Bernalillo County Commission

Home Visiting Work Group with Bernalillo County Commission

At the Bernalillo County Commission’s regular meeting on April 12th, The Bernalillo County Home Visitation Work Group was recognized with a Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins praised home visiting in the proclamation as “truly making a difference in the lives of children and families.”

D. Catherine Sánchez, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Community Outreach Coordinator of the UNM Center for Development and Disability, accepted the proclamation on behalf of the nine home visiting programs and several partners who participate in the Bernalillo County Home Visitation Work Group.

Home Visiting programs play an increasingly important role in the promotion of infant and early childhood mental health, emphasizing the parent-child relationship and understanding typical child development and unique temperaments. Home Visitors engage families in learning positive behavior support strategies and work to reduce family stress in order to help promote children’s mental health. The Bernalillo County Home Visiting Work Group supports an integrated approach for serving young families. The group demonstrates interagency collaboration among early childhood partners and regularly offers joint professional development in early childhood.

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Congratulations to the NM LEND 2016 Fellows

New Mexico Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities Program

NMLEND 2016 fellows

On Friday May 6, 2016, sixteen NM LEND and Pediatric Pulmonary fellows successfully completed their 300 hour interdisciplinary maternal child health leadership traineeship. The participants included graduate students from a variety of disciplines, mid-career professionals, parents and self-advocates. The program focuses on the training of professionals to meet the very specialized diagnostic and service needs of children, youth and adults who have or are a risk for neurodevelopmental or related disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program was funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development.

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2016 Summer Institute Evidence Based Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Closer Look at Evidence Based Practices
June 16 & 17, 2016

Click here to see the pdf with more details

We’ve been talking about Evidence Based Practices since Summer Institute started. This year we’ll focus on some of the most current thinking about EBPs – what they are; how to apply them and what they mean in terms of outcomes for individuals with ASD.

Here are a few of the topics to be presented this year:

  • A new assessment tool designed for NM classrooms
  • Social Communication issues and interventions
  • Self-management for students of all ages and support needs
  • From the IEP to the Lesson Plan
  • Functional Communication Training – Changing Problem Behaviors
  • Using the ABLLs (Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills)
  • Using the AFLS (Assessment of Functional Living Skills)

Don’t forget the always thought provoking Parent Panel and your opportunity to hear the latest information about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Available slots for this popular, no cost conference fill up quickly! Teachers, SLPs, OTs, Social Workers, Assistants, Family members, School administrators, other members of school based teams are invited to join us for Summer Institute, 2016. CEUs are available for ancillary staff and BCBAs

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


Unmasking Brain Injury Project Spotlight

The Center for Development and Disability, Brain Injury Resource Center, hosted the Unmasking Brain Injury Project on January 13th, 2016. The project was featured on KRQE News 13 on Sunday evening, January 17th, 2016. The project will also be featured on the KRQE News 13 Morning Show on Thursday January 21st, 2016. The mask project will be displayed at Disability Rights Awareness Day at the Roundhouse on January 26, 2016 as well as other upcoming community events.
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CDD Information Network Library eBook Spotlight!

eBook Directions and eBook Spotlight

The CDD Information Network Library will be spotlighting their collection of eBooks on the UNM Center for Development and Disability Facebook page over the upcoming months! Look for posts showcasing specific eBooks on Mondays and Thursdays!

What is an eBook?

An eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book. An eBook is typically read using an electronic device that features a controllable viewing screen, including computers and handheld devices such as tablets and smartphones.

To check out an eBook from the Center for Development and Disability (CDD) Library, the user needs to be signed up as a CDD Library patron and have their 4-digit patron number. The CDD Library has eBooks from eSebco and 3M Cloud Library. To become a patron, contact the CDD Library at 505-272-0281.

Visit or contact the CDD Library to request instructions on how to download and read eBooks on a mobile device or computer, or go to:
eBook Directions Page

CDD Events Calendar

  • TUE, APR 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM - THU, JUN 30, 2016 at 5:00PM
    Introduction to Job Development and Job Placement (More info...)
    Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • WED, JUN 01, 2016 at 1:00 PM - 4:00PM
    Certified Employment Support Professional Exam (More info...)
    Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • THU, JUN 02, 2016 at 3:00 PM - 5:00PM
    Introduction to Job Development and Job Placement
    Location: 109 East
  • THU, JUN 09, 2016 at 3:00 PM - 5:00PM
    Introduction to Job Development and Job Placement
    Location: 105 East
  • MON, JUN 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Visual Resumes: A Hands-On Workshop (More info...)
    Location: CDD
  • TUE, JUN 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Create Win-Win Job Opportunities: Employer Engagement & Negotiation (More info...)
    Location: Las Cruces
  • TUE, JUN 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM - 5:00PM
    Introduction to Job Development and Job Placement
    Location: 109 East
  • WED, JUN 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Create Win-Win Job Opportunities: Employer Engagement & Negotiation (More info...)
    Location: Ruidoso
  • THU, JUN 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM - FRI, JUN 17, 2016 at 4:00PM
    Summer Institute 2016 (More info...)
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • THU, JUN 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Visual Resumes: A Hands-On Workshop (More info...)
    Location: Roswell
  • THU, JUN 16, 2016 at 3:00 PM - 5:00PM
    Introduction to Job Development and Job Placement
    Location: 109 East
  • FRI, JUN 17, 2016 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Small Group Consultations with Doug Crandell (More info...)
    Location: CDD

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