Center for Development and Disability

2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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


  • Early Childhood Evaluation Program (ECEP)

    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.

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic (FASD)

    The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders (FASD) Program is an interdisciplinary clinic and training program that evaluates children who are suspected of having FASD.

  • Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic (ASEC)

    Our Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic (ASEC) 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.

  • Supports & Assessment for Feeding and Eating (SAFE)

    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.

  • Camp Rising Sun for children with ASD

    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

    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.

  • Medically Fragile Case Management

    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.

  • Mi Via
  • Mi Via is a state Medicaid Waiver program that helps persons of all ages with disabilities to self- direct their services using available funding. The UNM CDD Mi Via Consultants provide program information and orientation; assist participants with the eligibility process, planning and implementation with Service and Support Plans and Budgets; and submit SSP and Budget paperwork to the Third Part Assessor for individuals receiving Mi Via Waiver ( non traditional DD Waiver and Medically Fragile Waiver Services) statewide.

  • Nurse Family Partnership Home Visiting

    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.

  • Parents as Teachers Home-Visiting Programs

    Parenting can be as rewarding as it is challenging. Parents As Teachers (PAT) Parent Educators offer parents of very young children visits in their home to provide support, encouragement and information. Together, you and your Parent Educator will explore ways to help your child learn and grow through your relationship with your child.

  • Parent Home Training for ASD

    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.

  • Project for New Mexico Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind
    A statewide program to provide technical assistance, training and support to families, service providers and educators of children and youth who are deaf-blind.