Maria N. Reyes, MSW

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 x-1491
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: April 03, 2013


Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Support
Discipline(s): Social Work
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


María N. Reyes Medina, MSW



Title: Associate Director, Institute on Developmental Disabilities

Position Description: Responsible to the director for the coordination of demonstrative projects. Offers technical assistant to community organizations on issues regarding developmental disabilities.  Interview, evaluates and provide recommendations on project staff.  Provide follow up to the work plan in accordance with the project goals.  Conducts training on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to at risk population.  Acts as the director in her absence. 



    University of Florida

Sociology of the Family

Doctoral Courses

1984 - 1983

University of Puerto Rico,                        School Social Work

Social Work



University of Puerto Rico,                        Rio Piedras Campus





Faculty Appointments:

2005 - present         Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Public Health, Certificate on Developmental Disabilities, Service Coordination

1997 - 1993            Northern Essex Community College, Sociology

1982 - 1981            Cayey's Technological College, Relations at Work

1980 - 1978            Caribbean School of Medicine, Community Health   (course design and teaching)


Summary of Professional Activities

2005 - present         Associate Director, Puerto Rico Center of Excellent on Developmental Disabilities, MSC-UPR

2004 - 1999            Director of Family Stages Project, Catholic Charities of Fairfield Country, Inc.  Bridgeport, CT

1996 - 1999            Assistant Area Director, Department of Mental Retardation.  Haverhill, MA

1996 - 1989            Project Director and Oversaw protective services contract, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.  Lawrence, MA

1988 - 1984            Social Worker, Juvenile Court.  Ponce, PR

1983 - 1978            Director of Partial Hospitalization, Department of Health. Cayey, PR



2007                        Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Puerto Rico

2005 - present             The use of alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy