UNM Center for Development and Disability

UNM Center for Development and Disability The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Cen The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (previously known as a UAP).

These centers are authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Center for Development and Disability (CDD) is one organization in the Association of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research

These centers are authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Center for Development and Disability (CDD) is one organization in the Association of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research

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Los Programas de Autismo de la Universidad de Nuevo México están ofreciendo actualmente presentaciones para familias cuy...
10/06/2021

Los Programas de Autismo de la Universidad de Nuevo México están ofreciendo actualmente presentaciones para familias cuyo primer idioma es el español. La serie “Hilos sobre el Autismo” se presentará el segundo jueves de cada mes de 1:00 a 2:15 PM.

Cada mes se presentará un tema de interés para las familias a través del Internet utilizando un servicio en línea llamado “Zoom”. Cada presentación gratis les ofrecerá a los participantes la oportunidad de reunirse y discutir el tema presentado y de conectarse con otras familias de Nuevo México.

Si tienen preguntas, por favor comuníquense con: Roselyn Cintron en [email protected]; o Teresa Campos en [email protected]

Para registrarse por única vez, por favor ingresen a: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-fe0d9671453b4683bf922a1e172be063

The Autism Programs at the University of New Mexico is now offering presentations for
Families whose first language is Spanish. The series, “Hilos sobre el Autismo” will be presented the second Thursday of each month from 1:00-2:15 PM. Every month, a topic of interest to families will be presented over the internet using an online service called “Zoom.” Each free presentation will offer an opportunity for participants to engage and discuss the topic as well as connect with other New Mexico families.

If you have questions, please contact: Roselyn Cintron at [email protected]; or Teresa Campos at [email protected]

For one-time registration to the series, click on the link below: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-fe0d9671453b4683bf922a1e172be063

Why do people work? Why is work a desired human right for people with disabilities? What does successful disability-incl...
10/05/2021

Why do people work? Why is work a desired human right for people with disabilities? What does successful disability-inclusive employment look like? In recognition of the CDD’s 30-year mission of advancing exemplary services, research, education and policies to support the well-being of all New Mexicans, this two-part series will discuss the history of disability employment, the values of “Employment First,” best practices in disability-inclusive employment, and the stories of several individuals who are thriving at work.

You don’t want to miss this informative discussion, so REGISTER NOW!

Join us for Part 1 of this two-part series FREE webinar entitled, Advancing Employment for People with Disabilities

By: Carrie Roberts, Marcy Hintz, Monica Elsbrock, Brittany Edwards-Sharpe, Dominique Nunez, Alex Rios, Kyle Henderson, & Kathryn Schwaar – Partners for Employment

Date/Time: 10/12/2021 – 3:00-4:30 pm (MST)

Registration is LIMITED!
Registration is open through 10/11/2021 – 9:59 PM (MST)

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-533c61dc4b9b4d88bd4d54a5b0d821a4

Why do people work? Why is work a desired human right for people with disabilities? What does successful disability-inclusive employment look like? In recognition of the CDD’s 30-year mission of advancing exemplary services, research, education and policies to support the well-being of all New Mexicans, this two-part series will discuss the history of disability employment, the values of “Employment First,” best practices in disability-inclusive employment, and the stories of several individuals who are thriving at work.

You don’t want to miss this informative discussion, so REGISTER NOW!

Join us for Part 1 of this two-part series FREE webinar entitled, Advancing Employment for People with Disabilities

By: Carrie Roberts, Marcy Hintz, Monica Elsbrock, Brittany Edwards-Sharpe, Dominique Nunez, Alex Rios, Kyle Henderson, & Kathryn Schwaar – Partners for Employment

Date/Time: 10/12/2021 – 3:00-4:30 pm (MST)

Registration is LIMITED!
Registration is open through 10/11/2021 – 9:59 PM (MST)

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-533c61dc4b9b4d88bd4d54a5b0d821a4

“Are you worried about getting the vaccine? It’s okay to be scared. It’s safe and has been tested. Side effects are not ...
10/05/2021

“Are you worried about getting the vaccine? It’s okay to be scared. It’s safe and has been tested. Side effects are not serious and they’re over quick. Protect yourself and your community. Get vaccinated.”

@AUCDnetwork - Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Resources: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

Image description: Orange background with white text: “Why should I get the vaccine? It’s safe and has been tested. Protect yourself and others. Get the vaccine.”

“Are you worried about getting the vaccine? It’s okay to be scared. It’s safe and has been tested. Side effects are not serious and they’re over quick. Protect yourself and your community. Get vaccinated.”

@AUCDnetwork - Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Resources: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

Image description: Orange background with white text: “Why should I get the vaccine? It’s safe and has been tested. Protect yourself and others. Get the vaccine.”

“We can move forward together.” – Chris’ StoryChris, a young quadriplegic man from Maryland, encourages everyone to get ...
09/30/2021

“We can move forward together.” – Chris’ Story

Chris, a young quadriplegic man from Maryland, encourages everyone to get their COVID-19 shots so that we can all have a chance to move forward together.

@AUCDnetwork - Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Resources: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

Link to video: https://youtu.be/NFSt1EqbYLw

[Image description – Title says, “Advice for People with Disabilities that are Nervous to get the Vaccine” Chris’ Story. A young black male without hair is wearing black and white shirt, and he is sitting in a chair. A male in a separate screen is doing sign-language interpretation. He has black hair and he is wearing a dark blue colored shirt. Closed captions says, “…all be on the same page, and then we can move forward together, hopefully. Research it. And by…”]

“We can move forward together.” – Chris’ Story

Chris, a young quadriplegic man from Maryland, encourages everyone to get their COVID-19 shots so that we can all have a chance to move forward together.

@AUCDnetwork - Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Resources: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

Link to video: https://youtu.be/NFSt1EqbYLw

[Image description – Title says, “Advice for People with Disabilities that are Nervous to get the Vaccine” Chris’ Story. A young black male without hair is wearing black and white shirt, and he is sitting in a chair. A male in a separate screen is doing sign-language interpretation. He has black hair and he is wearing a dark blue colored shirt. Closed captions says, “…all be on the same page, and then we can move forward together, hopefully. Research it. And by…”]

HURRY! Time is RUNNING OUT! You don't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity.  Partners in Policymaking is a leade...
09/30/2021

HURRY! Time is RUNNING OUT! You don't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Partners in Policymaking is a leadership training program that trains participants on means to collaborate and establish positive relationships with policymakers. Partners work towards ensuring that the rights of people with disabilities are maintained in future public policies.

Midnight is the deadline to submit your completed Application for Partners in Policymaking.

Questions?

Call us at 505-272-1852 and/or send us an email at [email protected]

HURRY! Time is RUNNING OUT! You don't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Partners in Policymaking is a leadership training program that trains participants on means to collaborate and establish positive relationships with policymakers. Partners work towards ensuring that the rights of people with disabilities are maintained in future public policies.

Midnight is the deadline to submit your completed Application for Partners in Policymaking.

Questions?

Call us at 505-272-1852 and/or send us an email at [email protected]

UNM is seeking Parent Volunteers of English Learns with DisabilitiesDr. Yen Pham and colleagues in the Special Education...
09/27/2021

UNM is seeking Parent Volunteers of English Learns with Disabilities

Dr. Yen Pham and colleagues in the Special Education Department at UNM are looking to interview parents of English learners with disabilities to learn about their child’s educational experiences during the pandemic. Parents’ voices are important, and their stories can inform teachers, schools, and policy leaders.

If you are willing to be interviewed, the conversation will take about an hour and we will meet remotely. The interview will be audio recorded, so only your voice will be captured. To protect your privacy, all personal information such as your name and your child’s name will not be made public. You can come up with a pseudonym or we can do that for you. Your participation is entirely voluntary. If you change your mind, we can stop at any time during the interview.

We will give you a $15 gift card as a thank you for your time!

If you are interested in this study, please contact the following:

Julia Scherba de Valenzuela, [email protected], (505) 228-3450
Yen Pham, [email protected], (646) 441-7001
Tiffany Otero, [email protected] (505) 389-3454
Sunaina Shenoy, [email protected] (505) 277-0497

Study Title: Learning Experiences of English Learners with Disabilities and Their Teachers During COVID
UNM IRB # 05721

UNM is seeking Parent Volunteers of English Learns with Disabilities

Dr. Yen Pham and colleagues in the Special Education Department at UNM are looking to interview parents of English learners with disabilities to learn about their child’s educational experiences during the pandemic. Parents’ voices are important, and their stories can inform teachers, schools, and policy leaders.

If you are willing to be interviewed, the conversation will take about an hour and we will meet remotely. The interview will be audio recorded, so only your voice will be captured. To protect your privacy, all personal information such as your name and your child’s name will not be made public. You can come up with a pseudonym or we can do that for you. Your participation is entirely voluntary. If you change your mind, we can stop at any time during the interview.

We will give you a $15 gift card as a thank you for your time!

If you are interested in this study, please contact the following:

Julia Scherba de Valenzuela, [email protected], (505) 228-3450
Yen Pham, [email protected], (646) 441-7001
Tiffany Otero, [email protected] (505) 389-3454
Sunaina Shenoy, [email protected] (505) 277-0497

Study Title: Learning Experiences of English Learners with Disabilities and Their Teachers During COVID
UNM IRB # 05721

We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Kunreuther, as a presenter for our 2021-2022 Autism Imagine Training Series! Please ...
09/27/2021

We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Kunreuther, as a presenter for our 2021-2022 Autism Imagine Training Series!

Please join us for a FREE Webinar and learn more about Autism Spectrum Condition & Substance Use Disorder

Elizabeth Kunreuther is currently a Clinical Instructor at the University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry at the WakeBrook Addictions and Detoxification Unit. Elizabeth is the co-author of the book Drinking, Drug Use and Addiction in the Autism Community published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Recent studies indicate individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis (ASD) have a higher risk for developing a substance use diagnosis (SUD) than the general population. Individuals with ASD are being mainstreamed into public schools, colleges and typical work settings with expectations they will adapt. Presenter will address assumed protective factors for individuals with ASD such as rule following, sheltered living, and sensory aversions to alcohol/drug delivery and the environments where substance use may occur. Self-medication, desires to socialize/fit in, behavioral/genetic connections of ASD/SUD are explored. Presenter will offer prevention and intervention strategies for targeted treatment while honoring self-determination.

Date and Time of Webinar: 10/7/2021 – 3:00-4:30 PM (MST)

Registration is LIMITED!
Registration is open through 10/6/2021 – 9:59 PM (MST)

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-c3dcdbf59c77494aa2700a9ab840e989

Questions? Contact 505-272-1852 for more information
Note: All of our webinars are available with Spanish interpretation

We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Kunreuther, as a presenter for our 2021-2022 Autism Imagine Training Series!

Please join us for a FREE Webinar and learn more about Autism Spectrum Condition & Substance Use Disorder

Elizabeth Kunreuther is currently a Clinical Instructor at the University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry at the WakeBrook Addictions and Detoxification Unit. Elizabeth is the co-author of the book Drinking, Drug Use and Addiction in the Autism Community published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Recent studies indicate individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis (ASD) have a higher risk for developing a substance use diagnosis (SUD) than the general population. Individuals with ASD are being mainstreamed into public schools, colleges and typical work settings with expectations they will adapt. Presenter will address assumed protective factors for individuals with ASD such as rule following, sheltered living, and sensory aversions to alcohol/drug delivery and the environments where substance use may occur. Self-medication, desires to socialize/fit in, behavioral/genetic connections of ASD/SUD are explored. Presenter will offer prevention and intervention strategies for targeted treatment while honoring self-determination.

Date and Time of Webinar: 10/7/2021 – 3:00-4:30 PM (MST)

Registration is LIMITED!
Registration is open through 10/6/2021 – 9:59 PM (MST)

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-c3dcdbf59c77494aa2700a9ab840e989

Questions? Contact 505-272-1852 for more information
Note: All of our webinars are available with Spanish interpretation

“Even if you aren’t at a higher risk, other people are.” – StaceyStacey, a Special Olympics athlete from Montana, shares...
09/27/2021

“Even if you aren’t at a higher risk, other people are.” – Stacey
Stacey, a Special Olympics athlete from Montana, shares why she thinks that getting the COVID-19 shots is a responsible choice to keep yourself and others safe.

@AUCDnetwork - Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Resources: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

Link to video: https://youtu.be/bzCTz6SAEDI

[Image description – Title says, “Dispelling Vaccine Misinformation and Respecting Hesitancy” Stacey’s Story. A female with short gray hair, is wearing a light blue colored shirt, and glasses is sitting in a chair. A male in a separate screen is doing sign-language interpretation. He has black hair and he is wearing a dark blue colored shirt. Text says, “…people like that they have health issues. And so, getting a vaccine helps them not get the disease…”]

“Even if you aren’t at a higher risk, other people are.” – Stacey
Stacey, a Special Olympics athlete from Montana, shares why she thinks that getting the COVID-19 shots is a responsible choice to keep yourself and others safe.

@AUCDnetwork - Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Resources: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

Link to video: https://youtu.be/bzCTz6SAEDI

[Image description – Title says, “Dispelling Vaccine Misinformation and Respecting Hesitancy” Stacey’s Story. A female with short gray hair, is wearing a light blue colored shirt, and glasses is sitting in a chair. A male in a separate screen is doing sign-language interpretation. He has black hair and he is wearing a dark blue colored shirt. Text says, “…people like that they have health issues. And so, getting a vaccine helps them not get the disease…”]

Unsure about getting the vaccine? It is okay to feel scared or worried. Side effects are not serious and over quickly. F...
09/24/2021

Unsure about getting the vaccine? It is okay to feel scared or worried. Side effects are not serious and over quickly.

For help getting vaccinated, contact Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL): [email protected] or 888-677-1199

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Resources: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

[Image description - Text says: Why should I get the COVID vaccine? It’s safe and has been tested. Protect yourself and others. Get vaccinated.”]

Unsure about getting the vaccine? It is okay to feel scared or worried. Side effects are not serious and over quickly.

For help getting vaccinated, contact Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL): [email protected] or 888-677-1199

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Resources: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

[Image description - Text says: Why should I get the COVID vaccine? It’s safe and has been tested. Protect yourself and others. Get vaccinated.”]

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a FREE webinar by the staff of the New Mexico DD Network, featuring the Deve...
09/23/2021

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a FREE webinar by the staff of the New Mexico DD Network, featuring the Developmental Disabilities Counsel, Disability Rights NM and the Center for Development & Disability!

Date and Time of Webinar: 9/28/2021 – 3:00-4:30 pm (MST)

Registration is LIMITED!
Registration is open through 9/27/2021 – 9:59 PM (MST)

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-4fae6ec31ef94ffbab93b6250ab598e7

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a FREE webinar by the staff of the New Mexico DD Network, featuring the Developmental Disabilities Counsel, Disability Rights NM and the Center for Development & Disability!

Date and Time of Webinar: 9/28/2021 – 3:00-4:30 pm (MST)

Registration is LIMITED!
Registration is open through 9/27/2021 – 9:59 PM (MST)

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-4fae6ec31ef94ffbab93b6250ab598e7

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Hello! I am posting in this group again to ask for your help. I am a graduate occupational therapy student and I am trying to collect data for my master's research. We are looking for participants who are caregivers of children with Cerebral Palsy and Tourette Syndrome. If you can take a few minutes and try to complete our survey I would really appreciate it! It takes about 10 minutes to complete! CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME OR CEREBRAL PALSY NEEDED Are you the parent of a child who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, or Cerebral Palsy? Please consider participating in a 10-minute online survey to help us understand the needs of caregivers from the Occupational Therapy program at the University at Buffalo. To learn more go to
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Such powerful messages are within this month's episode of Clayton's Voice PodCast on Spotify - "Through a Sibling's Eyes". Insight, information, empowerment and advocacy are all rolled into this segment. I caught my breath more than a couple times, please take the time to hear first hand the challenges faced by siblings of children with any type of disability or illness.. Listen, share, "follow" the program and, of course, email your thoughts and show suggestions to [email protected] 💖 https://open.spotify.com/episode/6jlK8rnTpVFIWkRCGeNVF1
We are starting a meetup group in Santa Fe for Adults with ASD/Asperger’s. The first meeting is Friday August 23rd at the Santa Fe Public Library at 4pm in the “pick” room upstairs. This will be an ongoing event on Friday afternoons. Please see the meetup link below for more information. Thanks for sharing
I am a member of the city's Albuquerque ADA Advisory Council . We exist for the citizens of the city to explore and comment on issues of disability access/equity and inclusion — and to share issues that need ADA compliance. We meet the first Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7pm at the downtown city hall building 9th floor. We ALWAYS have ASL interpreters at every meeting. We need and want your involvement as board members or the public in our meetings. Let us know what issues you are seeing that need improvement. Thanks all! https://www.facebook.com/Albuquerque-ADA-Advisory-Council-1010932509040726/
Announcing: Two Sensory-friendly performances of Alice, an adventure of wonder and wondering! At Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts Nov. 10-19th Saturday, Nov. 11th and 18th - Sensory-friendly shows; families wiht small children also welcome. http://keshetarts.org/center-for-the-arts/#sf-performances with Visual and Narrative checklists and resources are available. Tickets: 505.227.8583 or online w/ no fees at KeshetArts.org http://keshetarts.org/dance/local-performances-and-events/#alice