The Center for Development and Disability

Autism Flexible Services Program

MORE INFO HERE! or call 505-272-1852 or 1-800-270-1861. Más información en Español.

information specialist on the phone

Call 505-272-8549 or toll free 800-552-8195 to speak with an Information Specialist who can answer questions and connect you with local and statewide services and programs.

CDD volunteers at Roadrunner Food Bank

CDD employees helped out at the Roadrunner Foodbank! 31 people came and volunteered sorting 9500 pounds of food for distribution, that's about 7900 meals for hungry families!

The library

We offer a specialized library that is open to the public with books, DVDs & eBooks about disability and other health topics.

Everybody's Business: Protecting our Children. Documentary focusing on prevention of child abuse and neglect in New Mexico, has recently won and Emmy for best Public/Current/Community Affairs Program.

Olga Palacios and Carolyn Salazar of the Nurse Family Partnership program in the ECHFS division, both of whom were featured in the documentary. Cathy Sanchez of ECLN is an active member of the New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Partnership. Chris Schueler of Christopher Productions, LLS, Albuquerque, is the producer of the documentary. Watch the documentary!

News & Events

Facing Your Fears Support Group

"Facing Your Fears is a program that uses a cognitive-behavioral group therapy approach for the reduction of anxiety symptoms in children with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)."
-Judy Reaven, Audrey Blakely-Smith, Shana Nichols, Susan Hepburn

Facing You Fears is for children ages 8-14 with a formal Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, currently experiencing any anxiety symptoms and their parent(s).

Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
14 sessions from February - May 2017

UNM Center for Development and Disability
2300 Menual Blvd. NE, Albuquerque

For more information and to schedule a screening, contact: or call: (505) 273-1213

2017-2018 Project SEARCH Applications Available!

Project SEARCH logo of an orange figure dancing over a blue outline of the state of New MexicoProject SEARCH is an innovative school-to-work internship program that gives young adults with disabilities, ages 18-21, the opportunity to learn marketable job skills to help them gain employment.