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Special-Needs Clinics


Adult Cerebral Palsy Clinic

Adult Cerebral Palsy Clinic

Life's issues change with age, and people with Cerebral Palsy often benefit from a comprehensive approach to medical care that is sensitive to these changing needs.  The adult CP clinic uses a team approach to support patients and their families over the life span.

The Adult CP team can offer comprehensive evaluations that may include psychosocial assessments, neurological examinations, attention to medical issues (including sexuality and women's health issues), and facilitation of specialist referrals as necessary.

The Adult CP Clinic is held every third Thursday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., located at: 2350 Alamo Avenue SE, Suite 160, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Ketogenic Diet Clinic

The Ketogenic Diet program is for patients on the Ketogenic Diet who have Intractable Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder.

The clinic is held at Continuum of Care located at 2350 Alamo Ave Albuquerque, NM 87106 Suite 160 once a month. Patients must be evaluated before being scheduled in the clinic. Call 505-925-2383 to schedule an appointment or for concerns regarding the diet.

Neurology Consultation Clinic

A neurologist is available for consultations for persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. This clinic specializes in the treatment of seizure disorders, headaches or dementia evaluation. This clinic meets weekly.

Call  505-925-2378 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Adult Neurology/VNS (Vagal Nerve Stimulator) in Roswell

This clinic specializes in the treatment of adults with seizure disorders and developmental disabilities. Patients must be evaluated before being scheduled in the clinic.

The clinic is held every other month at the Eastern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Center in Roswell. Call 505-925-2383 for more information and to make an appointment.

Adult Neurology Clinic in Clovis

This clinic specializes in the treatment of seizure disorders in adults with developmental disabilities.

The clinic is held semi-annually. For more information call 505-925-2386.

Adult Special Needs Clinic in Albuquerque

This multidisciplinary clinic provides consultations for adults with developmental disabilities. The clinic is particularly useful in complex situations which require diagnostic clarification, addressing medical care questions, or assistance with support systems. Patients must complete an intake over the phone or in person before being scheduled in the clinic.

The clinic is held twice a month at the UNM Family Practice Building. Call 505-272-5158 for further information.

Adult Special Needs Clinic in Valencia County

This clinic provides consultations using a multidisciplinary approach to assist identified primary care physicians treating adults with developmental disabilities. Patients must be evaluated before being scheduled in the clinic.

The clinic is held on a quarterly basis. Call  505-925-2383 for further information.

Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illnesses (DDMI) Clinics

Clinics are held at various times and locations around the state of New Mexico for people who have co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental illnesses (DDMI). DDMI clinics are held on a recurring basis in Roswell, Shiprock, Taos, SIlver City, and Las Cruces.

Please call either 505-925-2350 or 505-925-2350 to learn more about the clinic model. DDSD regional nurses and regional behavior support consultants are also involved in making recommendations for participation at these clinical sites.

Resources

The NM SAFE Program (Supports and Assessment for Feeding and Eating) conducts multidisciplinary team feeding evaluations of children and adults with developmental disabilities, for the purpose of improving health and preventing aspiration. The SAFE team includes a registered dietitian, physical therapist, physician and speech pathologist with expertise in swallowing disorders. Evaluations are available at the Albuquerque clinic or at selected community-based sites via interactive videoconferencing through the telemedicine network.

Evaluation sessions include observation and assessment of clients' oral motor skills, self-feeding ability and need for adaptive positioning or specialized eating equipment. Throughout the session, the team identifies appropriate eating and positioning techniques and demonstrates these to the client, family members and caregivers. An individualized mealtime program and videotape demonstrating recommended eating approaches are developed for each client for home use. Specialized eating utensils and supplies may be provided as needed.

In its role as a statewide resource for feeding issues, the NM SAFE Program helps families and caregivers to identify community supports for direct treatment services, adaptive equipment and follow-up care. In addition, the program provides technical assistance, consultation and continuing education for professionals and students involved in feeding individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the life span.

For further information about the program or to schedule a person for a SAFE evaluation, call 505-272-0285.

Congenital Syndromes

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