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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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Center for Development and Disability


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


NM LEND Visits Washington DC and Meets with NM Legislators

NM LEND and the DDPC are meeting with Senator Martin Heinrich.

NM LEND and the DDPC are meeting with Senator Martin Heinrich

Six trainees and the director from the CDD New Mexico Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (NM LEND) program attended the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC on April 13 – 15, 2015. This seminar is sponsored by national organizations that support individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. Trainees attended sessions on Monday and Tuesday regarding critical federal legislation and policies. On Wednesday hill visits were made to educate our NM legislators and build bipartisan support for high-priority disability issues. NM LEND partnered with the Developmental Disability Planning Council when we spoke to the legislators.


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

  • WED, MAY 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Strategies For Job Placement: Employer Negotiations and Visual Resumes (More info...)
    Location: Gallup, NM
  • THU, MAY 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Strategies For Job Placement: Employer Negotiations and Visual Resumes (More info...)
    Location: Santa Fe, NM
  • FRI, MAY 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
    Strategies For Job Placement: Employer Negotiations and Visual Resumes (More info...)
    Location: CDD Room 109 E
  • THU, JUN 04, 2015 at 7:00 AM - 8:30AM
    Albuquerque Managers Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) (More info...)
    Location: CDD Room 103 E
  • THU, JUN 11, 2015 at 12:30 PM - FRI, JUN 12, 2015 at 4:30PM
    SUMMER INSTITUTE - Evidence Based Practices for Students with ASD (More info...)
    Location: ALbuquerque, NM
  • MON, JUN 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
    Taos Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) Meeting (More info...)
    Location: Taos, NM
  • FRI, JUN 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
    Gallup Supported Employment Local Leadership (SELL) Meeting (More info...)
    Location: Gallup, NM

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