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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

Early Child Development Webinar Series

New Mexico Newborn Screening Program and the Importance of Follow-up

NM Act Early Webinar Series

With Susan Chacon, M.S.W, L.I.S.W.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm MT

This webinar will highlight the conditions that are currently screened for and the importance of both short term a nd long term follow-up care.

Join us to:

  • Become familiar with the conditions New Mexico requires all newborns are screened for after birth
  • Understand the importance of follow-up after a newbornscreening to prevent long-term consequences
  • Identify your role in this important public health prevention measure

Autism Programs Announce Annual Trainings in ASD!

Autism Training Calendar Available

The Autism Training Calendar for 2015-2016 has been made available. See what presentations are offered to the public for this calendar year, and find information on how to register. Other trainings may be added throughout the year, so check back regularly.

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!

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


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: 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

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 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

  • 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, SEP 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM - 7:30PM
    Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis (More info...)
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • THU, SEP 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM - 8:00PM
    Pediatric Physical Therapy Training and Webinar (More info...)
    Location: Albuqueque
  • FRI, SEP 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 11:30AM
    Overview of Social Development & Supports in ASD (More info...)
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • WED, SEP 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 4:00PM
    Brain Injury Peer and Family Support Mentor training (More info...)
    Location: Silver City
  • WED, SEP 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM - 4:00PM
    Characteristics and Core Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders (More info...)
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • TUE, SEP 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
    How to Work A Job Fair Training (More info...)
    Location: CDD
  • WED, SEP 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM - 1:00PM
    NM Newborn Screening Program and the Importance of Follow-up (More info...)
    Location: Webinar
  • 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
  • THU, OCT 01, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
    Visual Supports for Persons with ASD (More info...)
    Location: Roswell, NM
  • FRI, OCT 02, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
    Sensory Processing: Supporting Individuals with ASD (More info...)
    Location: Roswell, NM
  • 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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