During the Fall 2018, the University of New Mexico’s Center for Development and Disability (CDD) will be hosting Eveline Nelson Machau.
CDD is located in Albuquerque and has been providing service to the disability community as well as leadership on matters of inclusive employment since its establishment in 1990. Serving as the UCEDD for the state of New Mexico, CDD has worked tirelessly on several efforts to reduce stigma and increase opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Among these efforts include the statewide collaboration on competitive integrated employment, Partners for Employment. This partnership works in conjunction with the Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Support Division, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and CDD in order to increase employment of people with ID/DD. The center’s collaborative philosophy extends past Partners for Employment, and into much of their other work with state personnel, service providers, educators, and family in order to foster networking collaboration. This aids projects such as their School to Work Transition Initiatives which develop innovative models for internship work experiences and assist in linking school systems with adult ID/DD employment services.
Director of Operations, Tanya Baker- McCue, is excited to continue to foster this collaborative attitude through her mentoring of a PFP-IDE fellow. This will be the second fellow that the center has hosted through an AUCD Professional Fellows program, the first of whom was an ADA fellow in the fall of 2017.