Centers and Programs in the Department of Pediatrics
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 (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.
Center for Residential and Medical Student Education in Developmental Disabilities
Consultations regarding children with or suspected of having developmental disabilities, i.e., mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, specific learning disabilities.
Envision New Mexico
Continuum of Care
The Continuum of Care project grew out of the idea that health care services should be available and delivered in a comprehensive and coordinated manner from infancy to adulthood, assuring people with disabilities access to the full array of health services from a multidisciplinary approach. We promote health care professionals becoming more knowledgeable and competent in dealing with developmental disabilities and in delivering services in a culturally sensitive way that respects individuals' preferences, honors personal values and promotes quality of life.
Envision New Mexico connects healthcare providers, children and families in New Mexico with the right resources for healthy living. We train and support professionals dedicated to improving delivery of quality healthcare for all children.
UNM Prevention Research Center
The Division of Prevention and Population Sciences (DPPS) is New Mexico's Prevention Research Center. The PRC is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 37 Prevention Research Centers, and is recognized as a Center of Excellence.