The Early Childhood Evaluation Program (ECEP) provides evaluations for children ages birth to three living in New Mexico. ECEP addresses concerns regarding developmental delay, complex medical conditions, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, behavioral/regulatory issues, and other specialized evaluation questions for very young children.
The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders (FASD) Program is an interdisciplinary clinic and training program that evaluates children who are suspected of having FASD.
Our Neurodevelopmental Clinic is staffed with professionals with unique expertise in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. Our current clinical team consists of a developmental pediatrician, a neuropsychologist, clinical psychologist, speech-language pathologist, clinical social worker and a family specialist.
The NM SAFE Program (Supports and Assessment for Feeding and Eating) conducts multidisciplinary team feeding evaluations of children and adults with developmental disabilities, for the purpose of improving health and preventing aspiration. The SAFE team includes a registered dietitian, physical therapist, physician and speech pathologist with expertise in swallowing disorders.
Adaptive Skill Building Services are provided through contract with community agencies in the following communities: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Farmington, Roswell, Las Cruces and Clovis. The Autism Programs provides clinical support and assists with entry and exit criteria for the program and reviews, with providers, treatment plans and progress notes.
Camp Rising Sun was founded in 2006 by a group of parents and professionals who wished for a summer camp experience for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the state of New Mexico. In 2009, Camp Rising Sun became a part of The Autism Programs at the University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability.
Early Childhood Mental Health Services (ECMHS) at UNM CDD offer relationship-based and family-centered assessment and treatment services for infants and toddlers birth to three and their caregivers/families. We provide assessment and treatment services when families are concerned about a very young child’s social and emotional well-being, self-regulation, behavior, and/or when difficulties in childrearing come up for parents/caregivers.
The FOCUS Program (formerly known as Los Pasos, SELECTT and GRO), funded through the Department of Health, Family Infant Toddler Program, provides supports and services for families of children aged birth through three years of age who are at risk for or experiencing a developmental delay.
The UNM Growing in Beauty Development Services Program delivers services and support to Growing in Beauty, a New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program who provides direct early intervention services to Navajo infants and toddlers, from birth to age three, and their families who are eligible for the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program. Previously, Navajo children and families have been served by FIT providers agencies based off the Navajo reservation.
The Medically Fragile Case Management Program provides Registered Nurse Case management/service coordination services statewide for children who are Medically fragile and their families via nine satellite offices. The case managers use a family centered approach to care, and through collaborative partnerships act as advocates, resource persons, facilitators, and paperwork coordinators for families.
The Nurse Family Partnership Program provides evidence-based home visiting intervention for pregnant and newly parenting first time mothers and families in the South Valley of Albuquerque. Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors. When you enroll in the program, a specially trained nurse will visit you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns two years old.
Specific parent training is offered through a home training program that is child specific and evidenced based. This program emphasizes teaching parents of young children with ASD how to best engage their child, increase their child’s ability to develop initial communication and to learn techniques of positive behavior supports.