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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


Construction on Menaul!

detour directiosn

There is ongoing construction that has a good deal of Eastbound Menaul shut down. This makes it a little difficult to get here. Hopefully the construction will finish up soon, for now here are directions on how to get here. Click here for more detailed map.

If you are coming from Eastbound Menaul:

  1. Turn Left on University Blvd
  2. Turn Right on Claremont Ave
  3. Turn Right on Vassar Dr
  4. Turn right on Menaul
  5. Get all the way over to the left as soon as the cones make possible
  6. Turn Left on Engle Dr
  7. Turn Right into the CDD parking lot

If you are coming from Westbound Menaul keep in mind that it's down to one lane, but you should be able to get to the CDD the normal way.


The CDD Information Network Library Weekly Book Spotlight!

CDD Information Network Library Book Spotlight

Check out the CDD Facebook Page to get weekly Book Spotlights from the CDD Information Network Library! We're showcasing a book or resource from the Library's collection every week. So like the page if you're interested or come visit the CDD Information Network Library to see what we have available to check out right now!










The CDD Information Network is proud to partner with the newly opened Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) in Silver City, NM.

Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) staff in Silver City, NM

The CDD Information Network is proud to partner with the newly opened Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) in Silver City, NM. The Disabilities Resource Center houses a toy lending library, an Assistive Technology lending library, meeting space and a library resource area. This donated 2-room portable building is located next to the Silver City Recreation Center and provides a space for therapies, assessments, conferences, educational classes, etc. pertaining to disabilities.

Earlier this year Dr. Cate McClain, CDD Medical Director and member of the NM Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, requested that the CDD Information Network come to a presentation about this grass roots effort to open a resource center in Silver City. Since then the CDD Information Network Library has worked with the DRC to provide technical assistance and support by donating books, brochure holders and other materials, as well as providing information on how to setup a library and resource area for families.

Patti West-Okiri, parent of a child with special needs, told the Silver City Daily Press that the Center would be a central meeting place for members of parent support groups. “Everything in the center is donated,” she said. “We don’t have a budget — we didn’t have any money. But, we had an idea, so it’s pretty cool that it’s come to fruition.”

The CDD joins other partners of the DRC, including Western NM University, the Governor’s Commission on Disability NM TAP, Life Quest Inc., the town of Silver City, Silver City Consolidated School District and others.


CDD Website Survey

Picture of a CDD employee infront of a monitor with a page of our website up

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD) is required to gather and report customer satisfaction data of our website.

Please help us by taking a short survey regarding the CDD Web site.

Thank you for your assistance,

Center for Development and Disability
Technology Services Division


Now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 session of Partners in Policymaking!

Partners in Policymaking accepting applications

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 session of Partners in Policymaking!

Partners in Policymaking is an intensive training program based on a national curriculum that has been replicated all over the world. We bring in national speakers who are experts in the field. The curriculum emphasizes the value of inclusion. The goal of the program is for the participants to develop skills for effective advocacy related to disability issues. As a result, we are hoping to builds future partnerships throughout the state and create positive change for individuals with disabilities in New Mexico.

Flyer Application

CDD Camp Rising Sun International Training

CDD Camp Rising Sun International Training

A group of 10 Russian volunteers and two Russian experts are currently participating in a training program at the CDD Autism Programs to teach staff of Russian camp programs how to use evidence-based practices in support of children with autism spectrum disorder. Two staff representing five different camps from various geographical locations in Russia are participating in the collaboration between the CDD Autism Programs and the Naked Heart Foundation of Russia. The group arrived late Wednesday evening and will participate in 4 days of pre-camp training. They leave for camp on May 30, and will work hands on at the camp to learn all aspects of how best to support children with ASD in a recreational camp setting. Campers will arrive on Monday, June 1, and stay at camp through Friday morning, June 5.

It is so exciting to spread the good work of our many CDD staff and volunteers from Camp Rising Sun to all parts of the globe. Welcome!


NM LEND 20th Anniversary Celebration

NMLEND CELEBRATION

Former and current NM LEND trainees, faculty, and family faculty please join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the NM LEND program. For 20 years, New Mexico Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (NM LEND) has been advancing the skills and leadership of those working with children and adults with developmental disabilities through training, education, clinical services, research, policy and advocacy. The success of the program is built on the strengths and skills of the former and current trainees, faculty, community faculty and our MCH collaborators. We extend our deep appreciation for your participation and hope you will join us in the celebration.

The celebration is in conjunction with the Southwest Conference on Disability. The date is Oct. 7, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM. Link to the flyer describing the events. Consider sharing your work by submitting a proposal for a workshop or poster presentation.

We truly hope you will be able to join us in the celebration.

Sandy Heimerl, PT, MS, DPT
NM LEND Director


CRS: A UNM Foundation Featured Fund

Camp Rising Sun

The CDD’s Camp Rising Sun is a featured fund of the UNM Foundation this month in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. The UNM Foundation helps donors match their gifts to the needs of people, programs & research at the University of New Mexico.

To access the site, go to: https://www.unmfund.org/ and go to the “Featured Funds” section at the bottom of the page, open the Camp Rising Sun Fund site. Camp Rising Sun is supported by community donations. For more information on Camp Rising Sun, go to www.cdd.unm.edu/camprisingsun/


The Parent Home Training program is proud to announce three new parent resource booklets:

New Parent Home Training resource booklets

Teaching First Words

Getting Ready for Toilet Training

Visual Supports for Children with ASD

They provide wonderful information for parents, caregivers or providers of young children with ASD. The handouts are easily accessible online at http://www.cdd.unm.edu/autism/programs/parenttraining.html under the Resources tab. The colorful, printed booklets are also available for CDD staff and patrons at the CDD Library or by contacting the Parent Home Training program at 505-272-3167.


Local Camp Family Hosts Bake Sale to Support Camp Rising Sun

two tents presented to CRS leaders

As a senior at East Mountain High School n Sandia Park, Mikey Swalby is required to do a Senior Service Learning Project. He hosted a bake sale to raise money to purchase supplies for Camp Rising Sun. The bake sale occurred this past Friday at the CDD, raising over $330.00. This money was used to purchase items from the CRS wish list; two tents (presented to CRS leaders in the photo) and a lightning monitor.

A big THANK YOU to Mikey and the rest of the Swalbys (parents Mike and Jayme, and siblings Marissa and Jake) for their creativity and support!


 accepting applications for 2015-2016 training year

Accepting Applications

We are currently accepting applications for the Center for Development and Disability Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorder for the 2015-2016 training year. The fellowship program provides a specialized two-year training experience for psychologists in a range of evidence based and best practice clinical services to children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, and community providers.

To apply, please visit our website.


CDD Events Calendar

  • THU, JUL 02, 2015 at 7:30 AM - 9:00AM
    Metro Region Job Developers Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) (More info...)
    Location: Center for Development and Disability
  • SAT, JUL 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM - SAT, OCT 10, 2015 at 5:00PM
    Farmington Introduction to Employment Supports Class (More info...)
    Location: San Juan Community College Farmington
  • THU, JUL 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
    Southwest Region Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) (More info...)
    Location: Las Cruces
  • THU, JUL 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
    Southeast Region Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) Meeting (More info...)
    Location: Clovis
  • MON, AUG 03, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
    Northeast Region Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) (More info...)
    Location: Mora
  • MON, AUG 31, 2015 at 8:30 AM - TUE, SEP 01, 2015 at 5:00PM
    Customized Employment Symposium (More info...)
    Location: Center for Development and Disability (CDD)
  • TUE, SEP 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM - 1:00PM
    Center for Development and Disability Job Fair (More info...)
    Location: Center for Development and Disability
  • TUE, OCT 06, 2015 at 8:00 AM - FRI, OCT 09, 2015 at 5:00PM
    Southwest Conference on Disability (More info...)
    Location: Albuquerque Convention Center

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