ASD Resources **  UNM Center for Development and Disability, 2300 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 Phone:  505-272-3000

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 (UCEDD).  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 serves children and adults throughout New Mexico with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. Our programs include home visits, screenings, evaluations and early intervention services. We provide lifelong care for people with and at risk for developmental and other disabilities.  Parents, providers and people with autism have been instrumental in bringing much-needed autism services to New Mexico.  CDD partners with these advocates to raise awareness and share information throughout the state.  CDD is New Mexico’s only federally funded Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. ** The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic, 2300 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 Phone:  505-272-9337

The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic (ASEC) provides diagnostic evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or related conditions. We see children ages 3 and older, to evaluate social and emotional development, communication, thinking and problem solving ability, adaptive skills and behavior.

Our teams have strong expertise in ASD and developmental disabilities. Teams may include a:

  • Pediatrician
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Family therapist or clinical social worker. ** Tresco, 1800 Copper Loop, Bldg. 2, Las Cruces, NM 88005 Phone: (575) 528-5200

A non-profit company organized, governed and staffed for the sole purpose of making a positive impact in the lives of children with developmental delays, and people with disabilities in the community.

Tresco helps people with disabilities to get disability-related employment, provides vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, and a job coach. Tresco also helps with independent living arrangements. Like they have residential facilities that have 24/7 care. They also have apartments where the individual can have roommates and get care there as well. Other benefits from Tresco are assistive technology, physical therapy, respite therapy, speech and language pathologists. ** Safe Harbor, 506 S Main St #103, Las Cruces, NM 88001 Phone:  575-496-6470

Safe Harbor has  24/7 long-term care for individuals with disabilities.  They have community residences with roommates and support staff.  Safe Harbor also has adult daycare. They can get 30 hours a week of service there. They can build a community there, meet friends, and do meaningful activities. The City of Las Cruces Park and Recreation also offers activities for individuals with disabilities and without disabilities. They can do accommodated sports. The city also will take people to parks, museums, sites, and events in the community.  Arts and crafts are also available. ** NM Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 3381 Del Rey Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88012 Phone: (575) 524-6135

DVR will assist students with transitioning from high school to postsecondary training and/or job placement. Project Search is a one-year school-to-work internship program for youth with disabilities. **  Internships for Young Adults with Disabilities, 2300 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 Phone: (505) 272-2014

Project SEARCH is a one-year school-to-work internship program for 18-22 year olds with disabilitiesHigh School Transition Program is a unique one-year school-to-work program that provides real-life work experience to assist youth with significant disabilities make successful transitions from school to adult life.  A combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training is provided through worksite rotations.  The program takes place in healthcare, government, or business setting where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills.  Students participate in three internships to explore a variety of career paths.  The students work with a team that includes their family, a special education teacher, and Rehabilitation Services Administration to create an employment goal and support the student during this important transition from school to work. ** NM Department of Health, 1170 N. Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88001 Phone: (575) 528-5001

The Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) provides an array of services that are available to children and adults with ASD and their families. ** The Arc, 3655 Carlisle BLVD NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110  Phone:  (505) 883-4630

The Arc New Mexico promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. ** Easter Seals Disability Services, 141 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 1400A, Chicago, IL 60604 | 800-221-6827 (toll-free)

Easter Seals offers services to support adults with autism as they navigate through the barriers they are likely to encounter in their day-to-day lives. ** Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell, 52 University Blvd., Roswell, NM 88203  Phone: 1-800-243-6687

Eastern New Mexico State University in Roswell, NM offers special services to students with disabilities to ensure accessibility to university programs. Special services are one of just a few university programs in the nation offering Certificates of Training in a vocational field, along with core subjects that advance skills in independent living. We offer certificate programs designed for students with disabilities, who with appropriate training can obtain positions in competitive employment.

For academic purposes, their services include disability-related information, referral information, extended testing, reader services, note-taking assistance, books on CD, large print exams, scribe services, adaptive technology, and sign language interpreter services. Academic accommodations are provided to eligible students free of charge.  We are also a resource for tutoring services, study skills, community resources, and disability awareness.  The curriculum covers Animal Healthcare, Building Maintenance, Child Care Attendant, Food Service, and Office Skills.

Download the Special Services Application for ENMU Roswell Special Services Program.