Carmen Milagros Rodriguez, MA

Puerto Rico University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities/IDD
Medical Sciences Campus
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
Phone: 787-758-2525 x1492
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: December 06, 2013


Specialty Resource Contacts: Public Policy
Discipline(s): Counseling
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
Multicultural Council


Carmen Milagros Rodríguez Cabrera, MA

Title:   Public Policy Unit Coordinator

Position Description:  Responsible for research activities related to public policy, design of  work-plans, preparation of round tables and educational workshops on public policy educational material, delineates public policy annual plan, facilitates communication between the UCEDD and government officials. Participate in the development and production in a variety of formats of materials, articles and products in the area of Public Policy.

Education:      Doctoral Degree                       in process

                       Certification    2006                  Human Sexuality, in process

                                                                        UPR - Rio Piedras

                                                                        Continuing Education

                        Certification      2006                Mediation Colegio Abogados

                        February - April                       Instituto de Educación Práctica

                        M.A.                2003                Special Education

                        M.A.                2001                Guidance & Counseling

                        B.A.                 1983                Natural Sciences, Biology

Summary of Professional Activities:  In September, 2003, Mrs. Rodríguez was appointed  Public Policy Coordinator for the Institute on Developmental Disabilities, PRUCEDD. In August, 2001 Mrs. Rodríguez served as Counselor for the Caribbean University, Bayamón Campus providing individual and group guidance and counseling in

academic, vocational and personal areas, responsible for the administration of vocational interest test and needs assessment, provided technical assistance to teachers, prepared reports, newsletters, brochures, information and educational material, and dissemination of information and  served as presenter in various workshops.

In March, 2000, Mrs. Rodríguez worked as Counselor at the Bank and Commerce Institute, San Juan Campus.  Her duties included, but were not limited to provide individual and group guidance and counseling in academic, vocational and personal areas, administration of vocational interest test and needs assessment, preparation and provision of information, educational materials and technical assistance to teachers and students, and preparation of reports, brochures, newsletters and dissemination of general information as well as conducting workshops and seminars.      

During October, 1991, Mrs. Rodríguez became the Project Coordinator of the Parent Training and Information Center, APNI, Inc.  Mrs. Rodríguez provided guidance to parents and professionals, assumed an advocacy role and empowered them to develop knowledge and skills, prepared and coordinated meetings and seminars, actively participated in workshops as a resource, translated articles and information on early intervention, laws and service coordination, collaborated in the development of the strategic annual plan and newsletter, wrote articles and prepared reports and also provided technical assistance (home visits) to families and professionals identifying local and state educational resources, and facilitated support groups, designed evaluation forms and supervised staff.

Recent Publications and Presentations:

(2000, November). The Active Participation of Parents in the academic development of their children with Down Syndrome.  Presented at the Inter American University, Metropolitan Campus.

(1996, May). Zero to Three Development Training presented at the APNI Inc. Annual Conference.

(1998, January). Parent as Trainers.  Presented at the PAT Training Center, in Texas.

(February) Cultural Differences in Puerto Rican Population with Disabilities, Transition Workshop - Annual Conference.