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Contact Partners for Employment

CDD-PFEinfo@salud.unm.edu

Shantih Bisland-Naggan
Information Specialist
505-272-9166
sbislandnaggan@salud.unm.edu

Katherine “Kat” Elwell
Graduate Student Employee
505-925-7846
KElwell@salud.unm.edu

Marcy Hintz
Statewide Project SEARCH Coordinator
505-925-4260
MHintz@salud.unm.edu

Rebecca Roybal
Communication and Outreach Specialist
505-925-0898
RARoybal1@salud.unm.edu 

 

Partners for Employment

About Partners for Employment

Partners for Employment is a collaborative approach to increasing employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our partners include the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disability (CDD), the Department of Health's Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

Partners for Employment's mission is to build capacity by providing training, technical assistance and opportunities for networking and collaboration. We work with state agency personnel, employment service providers, family members, self-advocates and employers to advance promising practices for inclusive employment throughout New Mexico.

PFE Calendar

Partners for Employment offers free trainings on various employment topics and hosts regional meetings throughout the state. Check our calendar for a list of upcoming events.

Our Programs

Job Information and Networking Group (Job-ING)

Job-ING is for job seekers with intellectual disabilities ages 18 and up and their family members to learn about their employment options.

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is a one-year school-to-work internship program for youth with disabilities, ages 18-22, that prepares them for competitive employment in integrated settings.

School-to-Work Transition Alliance (SWTA)

The School to Work Transition Alliance (SWTA) is a collaborative effort to develop and improve inclusive and competitive employment outcomes of young adults with intellectual disabilities transitioning from school to work in New Mexico.

School-to-Work Transition Teams (SWT Teams)

Partners for Employment coordinates School-to-Work Transition Teams in nine communities throughout New Mexico to support local efforts to improve employment outcomes for young adults with intellectual disabilities and increase school-to-work interagency collaboration.

Supported Employment Local Leaders (SELL)

Partners for Employment coordinates Supported Employment Local Leaders meetings in each region of the state to provide a forum for employment support professionals to network, learn and collaborate.

Training & Technical Assistance

Partners for Employment offers free training opportunities on a variety of employment topics. Check out our event calendar for upcoming events.

Topics A to Z

This page is a comprehensive index of employment related topics, and will be continually updated with new and helpful resources.