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 Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service.
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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, Education and Service (AUCD). The network is coordinated by and receives core funding from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD). Funding for other programs and projects is obtained through state contracts, federal grants and private funding. There are 67 centers located in every state and territory, which function as a national network of programs.

Mission: The mission of the CDD is the full inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in their community by engaging individuals in making life choices, partnering with communities to build resources, and improving systems of care.

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PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & RacismParents and kids sat down for an honest conversation about an important topic. “PBS KI...
10/15/2020
PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism | Dot's Spot Videos | PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism

Parents and kids sat down for an honest conversation about an important topic. “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism” is now streaming on the PBS KIDS video app. The special features real families having real conversations about racial identity, racism, and standing up for what’s right even when it’s difficult. This half-hour program is hosted by Amanda Gorman, the country’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, and features clips from PBS KIDS shows “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” and “Arthur.”

Find more tips to continue meaningful conversations with your child about race and racism on the PBS KIDS for Parents resource hub.

https://pbskids.org/video/dots-spot/3047127185

Hosted by Amanda Gorman, this half-hour program features authentic conversations on race and racial justice between real children and parents. With help from PBS KIDS characters, viewers get ideas on how to continue these important conversations at home.

The Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico would like to share with you an opportunity to...
10/15/2020
Imagine Conference: BE SAFE: Teach Youth & Adults with ASD to Interact Safety with Police

The Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico would like to share with you an opportunity to attend a free training by leaders in the field of disability and safety.

BE SAFE: Teach Youth & Adults with Autism to Interact Safely with Police will be presented at no charge in a virtual training on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 3:30-5:00pm. We are pleased to feature Emily Iland, award-winning author, film-maker and creator of Experience Autism®, the only independently-validated police training for autism in the country, and Thomas Iland, self-advocate and co-trainer of the Experience Autism® and BE SAFE programs.

The live training is free but you must be registered in order to attend. Copy and paste this link to your browser to register: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-f9e7f94edd4b4acb9b408416aef2a259

Please feel free to share this information with other professionals and individuals who would benefit from this training.

Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Program
Center for Development and Disability
University of New Mexico

Tragic interactions between the police & individuals with ASD are both alarming & heartbreaking. These regrettable incidents are also a call to action, highlighting the need to educate both law enforcement professionals & individuals with disabilities to better understand & interact safely with one....

Dear Partners in Policymaking New Mexico GRADUATES We are so excited to be able to offer Partners in Policymaking 2.0 th...
10/08/2020
Partners in Policymaking, A Special Session for Graduates: Bringing Power to Your Community

Dear Partners in Policymaking New Mexico GRADUATES

We are so excited to be able to offer Partners in Policymaking 2.0 this season. This is a new offering that is an extension of your learning in Partners in Policymaking. We have speakers lined up to help you take your skills and knowledge into systems advocacy around our state.

The course consists of three 3-hour sessions:

CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Partners in Policymaking Graduate - Josh Pando
Friday, November 20
9:00AM-12:00PM

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING FOR POWER
Lyn Wilson-King and Together for Brothers (T4B)
Friday, December 4
9:00AM-12:00PM

HISTORY, NEW MEXICO MOVEMENT, AND STORYTELLING FOR ACTION
Lyn Wilson-King and Together for Brothers (T4B)
Friday, December 11
9:00AM-12:00PM

Partners 2.0 is open to all graduates of Partners in Policymaking and will be held virtually via Zoom. Please register by following the registration link here:
https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-3da27a657804418db442d325beabb4bb

We are excited to reconnect with you!

The Partners in Policymaking Team

We recognize that the people most impacted by our work need to be at the table which makes your participation in Partners 2.0 so important for New Mexico.

Webcast #8: “Comprendiendo la culpa en los padres de niños con Trastorno del espectro Autista”   El Programa de Autismo ...
10/06/2020
Autism Portal

Webcast #8: “Comprendiendo la culpa en los padres de niños con Trastorno del espectro Autista”

El Programa de Autismo tiene el honor de presentar su ultimo Webcast: Autism Office Hours, en el cual se tratan varios factores complejos que provocan sentimientos de culpa en padres de hijos con autismo. acompañen a nuestra Facilitadora, Sylvia Sarmiento, y su invitada: Doctora Sylvia Acosta, Profesora Asociada y Directora de Entrenamiento de Psicología; Michelle Lafont, Consultora de Educación y Teresa Campos, Especialista en Familia, abogadora y graduada de Partners in Policymaking. Esta conversación se enfoca en atender varios temas que a los padres les causan sentimientos de culpa. Todos estamos de acuerdo que, durante una pandemia, todo se siente mas desafiante. Escuchen como este grupo de profesionales discuten no solamente como atender esos temas, pero también, nos recuerdan compasionadamente que todo lo que estamos haciendo es lo mejor que podemos hacer.

https://cdd.health.unm.edu/autismportal/

Autism Office Hours: “Comprendiendo la culpa en los padres de niños con Trastorno del espectro Autista” El Programa de Autismo tiene el honor de presentar su ultimo Webcast: Autism Office Hours, en el cual se tratan varios factores complejos que provocan sentimientos de culpa en padres de hijos...

10/01/2020

The staff of the Autism Programs is proud to announce the 2020-2021 Imagine Conference – A Future that is Flourishing! Please accept our gift to YOU to attend our virtual conference at NO COST. You do not want to miss this opportunity. We will offer a variety of breakout sessions and workshops with numerous themes throughout the year from national presenters, CDD presenters and presenters from throughout the state of New Mexico.

November 5th kicks off our next series with you, as we offer the presentation by national speaker, Shaun Wood, entitled “Autism & Employment: Everybody Who Wants to Work, Can” a focal point related to the Employment/Transition to Adulthood theme for the months of November and December 2020.

11/05/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
Shaun Wood, Med, BCBA
Certified Employment Specialist
WISE, Seattle, WA

Topic: Autism & Employment Everybody Who Wants to Work, Can

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-de5030271d234311ae01f7977a354177

11/19/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
Patrick McGreevy, PhD, BCBA-D
PA & Associates
Orlando, FL

Topic: The Importance of Functional Life Skills for Learners with Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Including but Not Limited To, Autism

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-31e433142927498f8cef535673b3ffca

12/03/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
Lauren Kaibel, NBCT
Special Education Teacher
Pamela Sandoval
APS Transition Services

Topic: Life After High School

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-06e76ee9d1284ed0bbec457494b4386f

12/10/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
Emily Iland, MA, ET
Author, educator, researcher, filmmaker
& leader in the field of disabilities & safety
Thomas Iland, BS, CPA, DTM, AS
Certified Human Potential Coach & Professional
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Topic: BE SAFE: Teach Youth and Adults with ASD to Interact Safely With Police

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-f9e7f94edd4b4acb9b408416aef2a259

12/17/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
PANEL Facilitated by Lyn Wilson King,
Program Specialist, CDD

Topic: Employment/Transition to Adulthood Q&A

Registration Link: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-84033bc396f3492b9a2d451ee970971d

10/01/2020

Everyday Hero, Olga Olvara
Transition Specialist, Gadsden Independent Schools
Read the full interview here:
https://cdd.health.unm.edu/pfecommunity/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Everyday-Hero-Olga-Alvara-09-09-20.pdf

The Autism Programs is proud to present our latest Webcast: Autism Office Hours, which addresses various complex factors...
09/04/2020
Webcast #7 – Understanding Guilt in Parents of Children with Autism – Autism Portal

The Autism Programs is proud to present our latest Webcast: Autism Office Hours, which addresses various complex factors that trigger feelings of guilt in parents with autism. Please join our Facilitator, Lauriann King, and her guests: Social Worker, Tory Everhart; Dr. Julia Oppenheimer, Director of ECEP and family leader, advocate and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Amy Hall Rodriguez. This conversation focuses on addressing several issues that cause parents to have feelings of guilt. We can all agree that during a pandemic, everything feels much more challenging. Listen to how this group of professionals discuss not only how to address those issues, but they compassionately remind us all that we are all doing the best we can.

Copy and paste the link to your browser:

https://cdd.health.unm.edu/autismportal/2020/09/03/webcast-7-understanding-guilt-in-parents-of-children-with-autism/

Webcast #7 – Understanding Guilt in Parents of Children with Autism The Autism Programs is proud to present our latest Webcast: Autism Office Hours, which addresses various complex factors that trigger feelings of guilt in parents with autism. Please join our Facilitator, Lauriann King, and her gu...

The Autism ProgramsImagine 2020-2021:  A Future that is Flourishing9/24/20203:30-5:00 pm (MST)When Autism is a Delay and...
08/28/2020
Imagine Conference: Early Detection & Intervention for Young Children with Autism

The Autism Programs
Imagine 2020-2021: A Future that is Flourishing

9/24/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
When Autism is a Delay and When It's Not
By: Patrick McGreevy, PhD, BCBA-D

Registration open through 9/4/2020 at 9:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Link for registration: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-7f8b98d2c00a42c3be15e868784e4d11

10/1/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
Early Detection & Intervention for Young Children with Autism
By: Laura Charin, MEd, BCBA & Katie Wylie, LMSW, DS III

Registration open through 9/4/2020 at 9:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Link for registration: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-4fb59d88444244b4b00321ad3c97d753

There is an abundance of research showing the importance of early detection and intervention for children with developmental disabilities. Long-term outcomes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) improve substantially when children receive early intervention services during critical years...

The Autism ProgramsImagine 2020-2021:  A Future that is Flourishing 10/15/20203:30-5:00 pm (MST)Coaching in the Early Ch...
08/28/2020
Imagine Conference: Early Intervention Q & A

The Autism Programs
Imagine 2020-2021: A Future that is Flourishing

10/15/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
Coaching in the Early Childhood Environment for Students with Autism
By: Felicia Nevarez

Registration open through 9/4/2020 at 9:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Link for registration: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-a83e2aab4c434e97958db9f78a2f6b46

10/22/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
Behavioral Health Q & A Panel
Facilitator: Lyn Wilson-King

Registration open through 10/15/2020 at 9:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Link for registration: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-a77d1107a34d4e9e94882637b510f991

The Autism ProgramsImagine 2020-2021:  A Future that is Flourishing 9/10/20203:30-5:00 pm (MST)Naturalistic Developmenta...
08/28/2020
Imagine Conference: Collaborative Goal Setting in Early Intervention: Implications for Parent-Implemented Interventions

The Autism Programs
Imagine 2020-2021: A Future that is Flourishing

9/10/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions: Integrating Developmental & Behavioral Treatment Techniques to Support Young Children with ASD.
By: Kyle Frost, MA

Registration open through 9/3/2020 Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Link for registration: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-75e2fae9d858436c9cc44e97da0b9c70

9/17/2020
3:30-5:00 pm (MST)
Collaborative Goal Setting in Early Intervention: Implications for Parent-Implemented Interventions
By: Kyle Frost, MA

Registration open through 9/4/2020 Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Link for registration: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-c373a59fe16b48f8b2f4657a48ea0b4c

Collaborative goal setting, consistent with principles of family-centered care, is a process through which caregivers and service providers can co-develop treatment goals in the context of early childhood intervention. Collaborative goal setting can support parent engagement in their children’s se...

UNM CDD is now providing Supports Waiver Services in the state of New Mexico!What is Supports Waiver?The new Supports Wa...
08/19/2020
UNM CDD Supports Wavier :: Center for Development and Disability | The University of New Mexico

UNM CDD is now providing Supports Waiver Services in the state of New Mexico!

What is Supports Waiver?

The new Supports Waiver is an option for individuals who are on the DD Waiver Wait list. The Supports Waiver started on July 1st, 2020 and Individuals who are on the wait list will receive a letter of interest, called an offer, from DDSD. The number of offers made are based on funding. Individuals on the wait list will keep their spot on the wait list for the DD or Mi Via Waiver.

Check out our new supports waiver website ​for more information or call Janelle Groover, UNM CDD Support Waiver Program manager @ 505-401-9328 for more information.

https://www.cdd.unm.edu/other-disability-programs/supports-waiver/index.html

UNM CDD Supports Wavier

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: Won’t You Sing Along with Me?Hop on Trolley and “ride along” with Daniel Tiger, his family,...
08/18/2020
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood COVID-19 Special Premiers August 17 on PBS KIDS

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: Won’t You Sing Along with Me?

Hop on Trolley and “ride along” with Daniel Tiger, his family, and friends for a timely, music-filled special that helps address some of the challenges and disappointments “little tigers” and their families may be experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premieres August 17 on PBS KIDS

https://mailchi.mp/9db2f16cd732/daniel-tigers-neighborhood-covid-19-special-premiers-august-17-on-pbs-kids?e=86c0b43dcb

2020-2021 Imagine ConferenceA Future that is Flourishing!Our gift to the community is the opportunity to attend this VIR...
08/17/2020
Imagine Conference: Early Intervention Q & A

2020-2021 Imagine Conference
A Future that is Flourishing!

Our gift to the community is the opportunity to attend this VIRTUAL conference at no cost!

Access keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and workshops that encourage learner engagement for individuals with autism, families and professionals

Behavioral Health Q & A
Facilitator: Lyn Wilson-King, Program Specialist, Center for Development & Disability
August 27, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 PM (MST)

Link to Register: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-b310a260903544a6baf652c3e1bb9f47

Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions: Integrating Developmental & Behavioral Treatment Techniques to Support Young Children with ASD
By Kyle Frost, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University
September 10, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 PM (MST)

Link to Register: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-75e2fae9d858436c9cc44e97da0b9c70

Collaborative Goal Setting in Early Intervention: Implications for Parent-Implemented Interventions
By Kyle Frost, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University
September 17, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 PM (MST)

Link to Register: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-c373a59fe16b48f8b2f4657a48ea0b4c

When Autism is a Delay & When It's Not
By Patrick McGreevy, PA & Associates
September 24, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 PM (MST)

Link to Register: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-7f8b98d2c00a42c3be15e868784e4d11

Early Detection & Intervention for Young Children with Autism
By Laura Charin, Clinical Director, Autism Spectrum Therapies, Katie Wylie, Early Childhood Director, Alta Mira
October 1, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 PM (MST)

Link to Register: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-4fb59d88444244b4b00321ad3c97d753

Coaching in the Early Childhood Environment for Students with Autism
By Felicia Nevarez, Educational Consultant, UNM-CDD
October 15, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 PM (MST)

Link to Register: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-a83e2aab4c434e97958db9f78a2f6b46

Early Intervention Q & A
Facilitated by Lyn Wilson-King, Program Specialist, UNM-CDD
October 22, 2020 3:30-5:00 PM (MST)

Link to Register: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-a77d1107a34d4e9e94882637b510f991

Los Programas de Autismo de la Universidad de Nuevo México están ofreciendo actualmente presentaciones para familias cuy...
08/14/2020

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 primer 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: Teresa en [email protected]; Brittany en [email protected]; o Sylvia en [email protected]

Para registrarse por única vez, por favor ingresen a: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0033-0021-078ac2bea7734f7390d6a9be344b868c ____

The Autism Programs is proud to present our latest Webcast: Autism Office Hours, which addresses inquiries from various ...
08/10/2020
Webcast #6 – Staying Connected Through Technology During a Quarantine – Autism Portal

The Autism Programs is proud to present our latest Webcast: Autism Office Hours, which addresses inquiries from various communities in New Mexico. Facilitator, Debbie Montana, and her guests Senior Program Therapist, Jayme Swalby; Education Consultant, Kayla Tuton; Technical Analyst II, Michael Riblett; and family leader and advocate from Elevate the Spectrum, Kristina Martinez. This incredible team of professionals responds to feedback received by the community regarding creative ways to stay connected through technology during this climate. As the coronavirus forces us to stay at home, this lack of in-person human contact can cause concerns around mental health due to stress and isolation. Staying connected can be challenging for families living with autism. That factor coupled with social distancing, connection can be more problematic. However, there are many creative and fun ways to stay connected. Reach out and connect with someone today!

https://cdd.health.unm.edu/autismportal/2020/08/07/webcast-6-staying-connected-through-technology-during-a-quarantine/

Webcast #6 – Staying Connected Through Technology During a Quarantine The Autism Programs is proud to present our latest Webcast: Autism Office Hours, which addresses inquiries from various communities in New Mexico. Facilitator, Debbie Montana, and her guests Senior Program Therapist, Jayme Swalb...

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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