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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


Autism Flexible Services Program

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Do you live in New Mexico & have a child 21 years & younger that has a medical diagnosis of AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?

Is he/she ineligible for Medicaid?

Each eligible individual may apply for up to $2,500 for fiscal year 2016-2017.

The program provides funding assistance for a variety of autism services and supports.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy Continuing Education Series Event

On Thursday June 23, 2016 a distance learning training was offered at the CDD.

The title of the training was “Spina Bifida: Where We Have Been & Where Are We Now”
With Sandra L. Whisler, MD, MS from Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Spina Bifida is a condition impacting approximately 7 out of 1000 live births and typically requires the services of a physical therapist. The presenter reviewed the definition of Spina Bifida including both the neurological and physical profile of children born with Spina Bifida. The history of treatment for children with the disorder including the survival rate, prevalence, surgical interventions and bioethics debate were shared. The course included a review of the neuroanatomy and the etiology along with recurrence risks. Comorbidities were discussed. The surgical, neurological, and nonsurgical management of the condition as well as the prognosis was reviewed.

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New Youth Section at the InfoNet Library!

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The CDD Library is excited to announce the opening of their new YOUTH Section! There are a variety of fiction, chapter and fact books available for check out from the library.

If you have families visiting the CDD or if you would like to check out books for your own children to read at home this summer, visit the new YOUTH section and the CHILDREN'S sections!

The entire YOUTH collection was built from the very generous donations the library received during their book drive in March. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated! Come check out the new YOUTH section in the NE corner of the CDD Library!

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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.


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
  • TUE, JUN 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM - THU, JUN 30, 2016 at 3:00PM
    How to Teach Soft Skills Class (More info...)
    Location: CDD
  • THU, JUN 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM - 5:00PM
    Introduction to Job Development and Job Placement
    Location: 109 East
  • THU, JUL 07, 2016 at 8:00 AM - FRI, JUL 08, 2016 at 12:00PM
    Teaching & Coaching for Success (More info...)
    Location: Rio Rancho

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