The 2013 Southwest Conference Deadlines are approaching! The deadline to submit an application
to be a seller in Artisans Showcase is July 30, 2013. Those selected will be notified on August 10, 2013.
The deadline for award nominations is August 3, 2013. The Conference Award Categories can be viewed at the
Southwest Conference Awards page.
The Scholarship Deadline for conference registration Scholarships is August 31, 2013.
See details at the Southwest Conference Registration page.
June 13-14, 2013No fee-Seating is limited
The annual 2013 Summer Institute will focus on a variety of evidence based practices and is being held in Albuquerque.
The Autism Programs at the Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Public Education
Department are partnering to sponsor this year's institute. Although there is no registration fee, seating is limited,
register soon. CEU's will be offered.
If you have any questions please contact Francis Nye firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Camp is 5 weeks away, and we are busily preparing for those campers!
There are 60 campers signed up and ready, but we still have some openings for peers, CITs,
and program staff, and need your help. Camp Rising Sun needs to fill these positions:
Program Specialists– Activity leaders in Arts & Crafts, Drama, Dance, Nature,
Sports/field games, Ropes, Martial Arts, and any other creative activity. If you have these talents
or you know someone who could help, let us know.
Kids Camp Peers – Typically developing children, ages 10 -12. We have 4 openings for
male peers, but would consider a female. Camp dates: June 3 – 7.
Teen Camp Peers – Typically developing young people, ages 12 – 17. We have 10 openings,
both male and female. Camp dates: June 24 – 28.
Counselor-In-Training – Young adults, ages 16 – 17, who want to participate in a leadership program,
while learning about Autism and how to be a counselor.
If you are interested or know someone who would be helpful, please direct them to our website (www.camprisingsunnm.org ) or to call Somer at 505-272-5142.
Friday April 5th the CDD hosted Governor Susanna Martinez for the signing of HB 22 supporting autism insurance reform for New Mexico
public employees. HB 22 was the last bill signed into legislation for 2013 and was celebrated not only by the CDD but by the New Mexico
Autism Society, families and public employees across the state. Read more...
2013 Southwest Conference on Disability
The 2013 Southwest Conference on Disability Call For Papers is now open! The conference will be held October 8-11, 2013 during the forty-first International Balloon Fiesta.
Make a difference in the life of an individual with ASD and their family, Camp Rising Sun is now recruiting Summer Camp Counselors and Specialized Program Staff.
The Center for Development and Disability Information Network Library is now OPEN!
In the near future, we will be holding an open house.
Meanwhile, we invite you to visit our new space, return your books or items that you have checked out, or pick out some new items. Our hours are the same. Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed for lunch from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Address: 2300 Menaul Blvd NE between University and Carlisle.
Phone: 800-827-6380 or 505-272-0281
The CDD is kicking off Autism Awareness Month with a bang!
We would like to thank Clear Channel Outdoor who has graciously donated space for 7 billboards across Albuquerque to raise awareness! April is shaping up to be busy month!
The CDD will host Governor Martinez on April 5th for the signing of HB22 which supports autism insurance reform for NM Public Employees.
The event will start at 11 am at the CDD (2300 Menaul Blvd. NE). The governor has until noon that day to sign bills, and she plans to
make this her last and biggest bill signing event! We would like to invite all families, advocates and providers to come show support!
Chili's Supports CDD Autism Programs and Camp Rising Sun
April is Autism Awareness Month, and Chili's has teamed up with the UNM CDD Autism Programs to raise money for
Camp Rising Sun, the only residential camping program in the state for children with Autism.
Information Network Library Almost Reopened
The Center for Development and Disability Information Network Library is almost open - the lights are in, the walls are painted, and the carpet is installed. We hope to give you a re-open date soon. In the meantime, we are actively cataloging new books and DVDs.
Read more about the reopening...
The New Mexico Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (NMLEND) is now accepting applications for
Fall 2013. NM LEND is an interdisciplinary long-term training program for graduate and post graduate students and families members. Trainees gain knowledge and experience in neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism, family-centered and culturally competent care and leadership and advocacy skills.
For information go to http://www.cdd.unm.edu/NMLend/
Come participate in peer mentor training! The Post-Secondary Education Peer Mentor Training
is designed for students and professionals seeking an understanding of the joys and challenges
that exist for students with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.
Read more about the Peer Mentor Training opportunity...
Jeanne Favret, our Education Specialist at the Center for Development and Disability Information Network Library
was recently honored as one of the recipients of the UNM Health Science Center Pug Burge Staff Award Program during
the awards ceremony held August 7th.
Read more about Jeanne's award...
The Medical Home & Health Literacy training is online. This training session is designed for early childhood professionals
who are seeking a basic understanding of the Medical Home model and Health Literacy. There will be two CEU's available for
social work and counseling.
Read more about the Medical Home & Health Literacy Training...
A new training and resource portal has been developed that will be
the hub for accessing a wide range of FIT related materials, information and training opportunities. The new
portal contains a variety of resources for FIT Program managers and staff, organized in a simple, accessible
way. Items accessible through the Portal include FIT Forms, Technical Assistance documents, manuals, online
trainings and links to helpful web sites.
Read more about the FIT Portal...