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NPN Useful Links

CDD Resource Directory

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Center for Development and Disability

Eldercare Locator

An eldercare locator link that allows you to put in your zip code and find help anywhere in the nation

Self-Advocacy Online

SAO helps people with intellectual disabilities develop self-advocacy skills

Driving to Independence

New Mexico program offers training for those driving adaptive vehicles

DTI provides classroom and behind-the-wheel, on-the-road evaluations and adaptive equipment recommendations and installation inspections to New Mexicans with disabilities and seniors. All work is done by an Occupational Therapist, who is a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist.

DTI can provide the following: driver rehabilitation evaluation; senior safety assessment; potential-to-drive assessment; OT clinical evaluation; behind-the-wheel, dual-control evaluation; on-the-road driver training.

For information on the program and/or to set-up an appointment for evaluation, please call toll free 1-855-449-3331.

The DTI office is located in Albuquerque at 4253 Montgomery Boulevard NE, Suite G-210.

We Connect Now

An online tool for college students with disabilities so they might connect

Federal Child Care Programs

OFFICE OF CHILD CARE REPLACES CHILD CARE BUREAU
It's official -- the Office of Child Care replaces the Child Care Bureau, putting it on par with the Office of Head Start in the organization chart of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Office of Child Care has published Pathways and Partnerships Priorities, including resources related to the workforce and professional development, quality rating and improvement systems, health and safety, program integrity and accountability, and cross-sector systems building. Learn more at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ccb/ta/index.htm

NEW NATIONAL TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE CENTERS
Four new national training and technical assistance centers were given grant awards. They will help local Head Start programs with research and evidence-based best practices in the classroom. The new centers are focused on Quality Teaching and Learning; Parent, Family and Community Engagement; Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness; and Program Management and Fiscal Operations. Read more about them at HHS_Announces_National_Centers.pdf

NEW RESOURCES FOR STATES' INFANT AND TODDLER EARLY LEARNING GUIDELINES
Currently, 31 states and 3 territories have published Early Learning Guidelines for infants and toddlers, and several states and territories are now developing them. As states develop, implement, and revise these guidelines, new resources are available to offer options and guidance. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Teacher's College at Columbia University have a new paper on what states should consider when writing or revising Early Learning Guidelines, and the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center/National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative have released a toolkit on implementation of Infant-Toddler Early Learning Guidelines.

National Cristina Foundation

"Founded in 1984, the National Cristina Foundation promotes the reuse of technology to enable people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons..."

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