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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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(800) 552-8195
(505) 272-8549

Center for Development and Disability

News, Events & Announcements

The Autism Programs’
Calvin Horn Autism Lecture

Save the Date: May 31, 2019

Registration Open!

“A Future of Flourishing for Individuals with Autism: Postures, Practices & Partnerships Worth Pursuing”

Presented by Dr. Erik Carter

Dr. Erik Carter is a Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University.

Registration Here

Morning Handout

Afternoon Handout

Autism+ Program

The Autism+ Team wants to help your place of business, department, or organization become more accessible to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities. Through the Autism+ Program, you can help ensure equal access to our community for a diverse range of people. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation. Read More Here!

UNM CDD Nurse Family Partnership’s

Graduation pictures from March 26, 2019 are featured in this edition of NFP NewsLink!

Read the Nurses Week edition of NFP NewsLink here!

NM LEND is now accepting applications for Fall 2019!

We are looking for a strong interdisciplinary cohort for the 2019-2020 year. LEND provides an outstanding opportunity to be part of a community of leaders working to improve the lives of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. In LEND, you will develop and share knowledge and expertise in neurodevelopmental disabilities, family-centered and culturally competent care, policy and advocacy, research and critical thinking, leadership, and interdisciplinary practice. LEND begins August 15, 2019 and meets Fridays (and two Thursdays) until May 8, 2020.

As a LEND Trainee you will:

  • Participate in weekly seminars, including a two-day leadership academy and legislative advocacy workshop.
  • Visit the NM capitol in Santa Fe during the 2020 session to learn about legislative advocacy at the state level.
  • Be matched with a family or an individual with a neurodevelopmental disability.
  • Complete a Capstone Project.
  • Develop connections with other leaders in the field.
  • Receive a stipend (amount to be determined by grant funding).

If you will be a graduate student in the fall of 2019, a mid-career professional, self-advocate or family leader please apply on or before April 1, 2019.

More Information about LEND and How to Apply!

Partners in Policymaking is Taking Applications

New Mexico Partners in Policymaking is an intensive, grassroots disability leadership and advocacy training. Its curriculum was developed by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Disability, and has been replicated both nationwide and overseas. Over the last 7 years, more than 120 people from 18 counties in New Mexico have graduated from this program in order to create a more inclusive statewide community.

Local and national speakers deliver presentations and workshops on the following topics: Disability History, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Community, Self-Determination, Supported Employment, Community Organizing, Federal and State Legislation, Conflict Resolution, and Working with the Media.

Acceptance to this program is competitive and self-advocates and family members of individuals who have disabilities are given priority. A small number of professionals in the field are accepted each year. We meet three times for three days each time and connect via conference call in the months in between. If you are passionate about advocacy and inclusion, please consider applying.


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January 10th, 11th, 12th

March 21st, 22nd, 23rd

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