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Services for Brain Injured Children

Carrie Tingley Hospital
1127 University Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 272-5200 (Voice)
(800) 472-3235 (Toll Free, In-State)

This hospital provides post-acute, specialized care for children and young adults with physical and/ or cognitive disabilities or chronic medical problems. There is a specialized brain injury program for children from adolescents up to age 21. The program includes, but may not be limited to rehabilitation, day hospital programs and outpatient programs. The treatment process involves an interdisciplinary team of professionals, family members and community liaisons. There may be low cost lodging available for family members who reside outside of the Albuquerque area. In addition, the hospital has many clinics throughout the state that can continue working with children on an outpatient basis upon their return home.

Center for Development and Disability (CDD)
2300 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 272-3000 (Voice)

The mission of the CDD 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. This organization has a variety of resources for all ages and disability types.

Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD)
RC. Drawer 5160, Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 827-7610 (Voice)
(800) 827-7610 (Toll-Free, Voice)

This state agency offers several different programs for children and young adults up to age 21 who are in need of specialized services but who do not have medical coverage. These services may include residential treatment, treatment foster care, day treatment and behavior management. CYFD has specific program descriptions, eligibility criteria and service providers in the local area. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Programs. These programs are designed to meet the needs of individuals under the age of 21 who require special services. Some of these services may include behavior, speech, occupational or physical therapy, psychological or other evaluations, residential treatment, group homes, treatment foster care and day programs. Children in need of these services must be insured.

Education for Parents of Indian Children Special Needs (EPICS)
412 Camino Don Tomas
Bernalillo, NM 87004
(505) 867-3396 (Voice/TTY)

This organization provides information and referral services and training for parents of children with disabilities on disability related topics such as law, dispute mediation, communication and advocacy skills and other topics. The organization also assists individuals and families in learning how to access and apply for a wide variety of state and tribal services and programs. In addition, the organization serves to educate other professionals on cross-cultural work with native communities. The agency primarily serves the Pueblo and Reservation communities in New Mexico as well as the Navajo Nation.

Family Infant 
1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite 3063
P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
(505) 827-2578

This program provides services and support to families of children age birth to three who have or who are at risk for developmental delays, including brain injury. The program also serves adults with brain injury who have children birth to three years of age. For local provider agency contact information contact the main state number listed above.

Family Voices
2340 Alamo SE, Suite 102
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 872-4774 (Voice)
(888) 835-5669 (Toll-Free, Voice)

This organization is a national clearinghouse for information and education concerning the health care of children with special needs. The service is used by parents, family members, professionals and others in trying to gain resource information.

New Mexico State Department of Special Education
300 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-6541 (Voice)

This office can provide contact information regarding special education programs in communities throughout the state.

Parents Reaching Out (PRO)
1920B Columbia Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 247-0192 (Voice)
(800) 524-5176 (Toll Free, Voice)

This statewide organization focuses on working with children who have special needs and teaches parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals the skills, resources and tools they need to promote healthy, positive and caring experiences for families and children. The agency assists family members in navigating the special education programs within the school system, options outside of special education programs and preparing for adult services such as Medicaid and waiver services.


Please note: The information on this website is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.

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