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The Center for Development and Disability

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2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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

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

Center for Development and Disability

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Autism and Anxiety?

We have a group that can help!

14 sessions from September - December 2018
Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm

“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

Children ages 8-14 with a formal Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, currently experiencing any anxiety symptoms and their parent(s).

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ADOS-2 Introductory Clinical Workshop

October 17th - 19th

The ADOS-2 is used for assessing and diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. The second edition includes revised algorithms, a new comparison score for Modules 1-3, updated protocols with clearer administration and coding guidelines. The ADOS-2 introductory/clinical training workshop will use a lecture format and live demonstrations to introduce the basic principles of administering and scoring ADOS-2 modules 1 through 4 and provide an essential step toward competence in using the ADOS-2 in everyday clinical practice or for research purposes. This training does not include the Toddler Module Clinical Workshop.

Who: Therapists, Clinicians, Medical Professionals, School Professional Personnel

Capacity: Limited to the first 35 registrants. A waiting list will be established after the first 35 spots are claimed. In the event of a cancellation, persons on the waiting list will be contacted via phone call to fill vacated spots.

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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.


November 1st, 2nd, 3rd


January 10th, 11th, 12th

March 21st, 22nd, 23rd

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