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After Early Intervention: Tips for a Successful Transition and What to Do If You Think Your Child Needs Additional Services

Kids grow up fast, don’t they? At age three, your child will have completed their early intervention program at LifeROOTS and is ready to take the next steps in their early education. If your child needs continued support as they move into preschool, it is important that you plan ahead so the transition is smooth. […]

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Early Intervention: How the Right Services, at the Right Time, Can Change a Child’s Life

From getting around on their own to saying their first words, babies and young children have a lot to learn. Countless studies have emphasized the importance of a child’s first few years, and parents may become concerned when their development seems slower than expected. An article from Health Research Funding showed that one in six […]

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LifeROOTS president and CEO Kathleen Holmes Cates received a major honor this month, as she was named one of New Mexico’s “Top CEOs” by the Albuquerque Journal.  The first annual Albuquerque Journal “Top CEOs” recognition was published in a special “Business Outlook” insert in the August 26th edition of the Journal, recognizing and celebrating New […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Early Intervention Program for Your Child

Early intervention programs allow children with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. At LifeROOTS, we work with children from birth to age three on meeting their physical, cognitive, communication, emotional, and adaptive milestones, helping them overcome barriers and reach their fullest potential. Seeing why Early Intervention is the best choice for your child is […]

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LifeROOTS president and CEO Kathleen Holmes Cates, a long-time advocate for individuals with disabilities in the community, has been appointed to the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (NMDDPC.)  As a member of the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Kathleen will help work with parents, state agencies and the Governor’s office to achieve its […]

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Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. The statistics come from various Census Bureau censuses and surveys, covering different periods of time. The following facts […]

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A Donation to LifeROOTS is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

By supporting our early intervention programs, career coaching sessions, and adult enrichment services, you’re providing the skills and services needed to improve someone’s life for years to come. Now imagine the impact from doubling that donation, but without any extra cost to you. Many Albuquerque and Rio Rancho employers offer Gift Matching Programs to their […]

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Dr. Dawnita Blackmon-Mosely Joins LifeROOTS as Director Of Children’s Therapy and Services

We are pleased to announce that Dawnita Blackmon-Mosely, Ph.D., MBA has joined LifeROOTS as Director of Children’s Therapy and Services.  Dr. Blackmon-Mosely brings more than 20 years of experience providing leadership to programs that serve children and families in under-served communities to LifeROOTS — where she will play an instrumental role in coordinating and overseeing […]

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LifeROOTS to Host Inaugural Golf Tournament at Paradise Hills September 27th

LifeROOTS, the Central New Mexico not-for-profit organization providing a broad range of programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, will be holding its inaugural LifeROOTS Golf Tournament on Friday, September 27th. The LifeROOTS Golf Tournament will take place at Paradise Hills Golf Course at 10035 Country Club Lane, the only privately-owned public golf […]

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