Project for New Mexico Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind


Center for Development and Disability

2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: (505) 272-3000
Fax: (505) 272-2014


  • Technical assistance (TA) and training to families, service providers, and educators of children and youth who are deaf-blind. Provided through distance technology, in-home, classroom, telephone, or email consultation.
  • 3 levels of TA available: Universal/Specialized/ and Intensive.
  • Annual trainings/workshops are provided, to increase our state’s capacity to meet the unique needs of children and youth who are deaf-blind. Trainings are usually at no, or low cost, to participants.
  • Project newsletters– sent 2 times a year to families and service providers. 
  • Resource dissemination on various topics in field of deaf-blindness including distance-education, and web-based learning opportunities.
  • Family Events– for support, networking, and education.
  • Access to the  UNM Center for Development and Disability’s   Information Network Library, which contains resources (books/videos/DVD’s) pertaining to various aspects of deaf-blindness.
  • Comprehensive web-site, offering a place for parents and service providers to:
    • Research information regarding deaf-blindness
    • Access links to state and national organizations and information.
  • Early childhood and school-aged transition support and consultation.
  • Maintenance of an annual “Deaf-Blind Child Count Census Report” on children and youth, birth through 21 years, who live in New Mexico.
  • Involvement in local, state and national initiatives and committees to advance the understanding of the needs of children/youth with deaf-blindness.