UNM Health System’s Center for Development and Disability takes a multidisciplinary approach to working with your child, which means your team of dedicated health care professionals could include developmental pediatricians, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, speech-language pathologists, clinical social workers and family specialists.
Our mission 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.
Our Early Childhood Evaluation Program is for kids at risk of developmental disabilities from birth to three years old. Providers do testing and provide a report for families that can then be used in schools to help educators meet the child’s needs. For more information, call 505-272-9846 or 1-800-337-6076.
The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic specializes in treating children and young adults who have or at risk for autism. They also receive a full evaluation that helps identify if the child has that disability or a different one. The clinic administers the evaluation to youths three to 22 years old. For more information, call 505-272-9337 or 1-800-270-1861.
Our Supports and Assessments for Feeding and Eating clinic, known as SAFE, helps kids who have issues with feeding by working with a team of medical professionals such as a registered dietitian, physical therapist, physician and speech pathologist with expertise in swallowing disorders. The clinic offers health screenings and diet analysis. Call 505-272-0125 for more information.
The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders Clinic and the Neurocognitive Clinic evaluate patients up to five years old who are at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome and/or developmental disabilities. Call 505-272-6157 for more info.
For more information on the rest of our clinics, programs and services, be sure to check out the Center for Development and Disability website.