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New Mexico - Where to Find State Disability Assistance in New Mexico

State Disability Resources for New Mexico


Updated August 19, 2012

If your child has a disability, and you do not know where to find help, check out this list of essential resources available in your state. These essential contacts offer the most commonly needed services and can provide you with referrals to other appropriate services as well. If you have difficulty contacting any of these resources, please feel free to email me at: learningdisabilities@aboutguide.com.

Disability Advocacy Services and Mediation

Protection and advocacy offices offer information and referrals relating to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights, and individual case advocacy.

Protection and Advocacy .
1720 Louisiana Boulevard, N.E., Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Telephone: (505) 256-3100
(800) 432-4682 

Disability Advocacy

Native American Disability Law Center, Inc.
3535 E. 30th Street, Suite 201
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 566-5880
(800) 862-7271 
Native American Advocacy

120 S. Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe   NM   87501
(505) 827-3505

Mental Health Services Agency

State mental health agencies provide services to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management, and more.

Behavioral Health Collaborative
New Mexico Human Services Department

P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Telephone: (505) 476-7108
Website: Mental Health Services

Native American Disability Law Center, Inc. 3535 E. 30th Street, Suite 201 Farmington NM 87402 (800) 862-7271 (intake and client only) (505) 566-5880

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Vocational rehabilitation helps people with disabilities live independently. The department works with middle schools, high schools, and higher education to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
435 St. Michaels Drive, Building D

Santa Fe NM 87505
Telephone: (505) 954-8500
Toll Free: (800) 224-7005
TTY: (505) 954-8511
Website: Vocational Rehabilitation

Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities

Services to children with disabilities include instruction, speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

Birth - 2:
Family Infant Toddler Program

New Mexico Department of Health
Early Intervention System
2500 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe NM 87505
Telephone: (505) 476-2417
Toll Free: (877) 696-1472
Website: Early Childhood Services

3 - 5
Information Center for New Mexicans with Disabilities

2300 Menaul, N.E.
Albuquerque NM 87107
Telephone: (505) 272-8549
Toll Free: (800) 552-8195 (Inside New Mexico Only)
Website: Early Intervention

Early Childhood Special Education
Public Education Department

300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe NM 87501-2786
Telephone: (505) 827-6462
Website: Early Childhood Special Education

Department of Education - Special Education - Ages 3 - 21

States' departments of education oversee disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Special Education Bureau
Public Education Department

120 S. Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Telephone: (505) 827-1457
Website: Special Education

Special Health Care Needs

Family Health Bureau, Children's Medical Services
Public Health Division
New Mexico Department of Health
2040 S. Pacheco, Room 226B
Santa Fe   NM   87505
(877) 890-4692
(505) 476-8868

State CHIP Program
(health care for low-income uninsured children)
New Mexi Kids
New Mexico Human Services Department - Medical Assistance Division
P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe   NM   87504-2348
(888) 997-2583

Developmental Disabilities Services

Developmental Disabilities Division
New Mexico Department of Health
2500 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe   NM   87505
(505) 827-2574

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
810 W. San Mateo Road, Suite C
(505) 476-7321
Santa Fe   NM   87505-4144

Center for Development and Disability (CDD)
University of New Mexico
2300 Menaul Boulevard, N.E.
Albuquerque   NM   87107
(505) 272-3000

Arc of New Mexico
3655 Carlisle, N.E.
Albuquerque   NM   87110
(800) 358-6493 (in NM)
(505) 883-4630

Blind and Visual Impairment Services

New Mexico Commission for the Blind
2200 Yale Boulevard, S.E.
Albuquerque   NM   87106
(888) 513-7968 (in NM)
(505) 841-8844

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Impairment Services

1060 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe   NM   87505
(505) 476-6418

New Mexico School for the Deaf
Educational Support Services
Outreach Department
1060 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe   NM   87505
(800) 841-6699 (V/TTY)
(505) 476-6400 (V/TTY)

(serving children ages 6-21)

Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
P.O. Box 5138
Santa Fe   NM   87502-5138
(800) 489-8536 (V/TTY in NM)
(505) 827-7269 (V/TTY)

Telecommunications Relay Services   
(800) 659-1779 (V)
(800) 659-8331 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(888) 659-3952 (Speech to Speech)

Americans with Disabilities and Assistive Technology

Regional ADA & IT Technical Assistance Center
DBTAC - Southwest ADA Center
Independent Living Research Utilization
2323 S. Shepard Boulevard, Suite 1000
Houston   TX   77019
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
(713) 520-0232 (V/TTY)

New Mexico Technology Assistance Program
435 St. Michael’s Drive, Building D
Santa Fe   NM   87505
(800) 659-1779 (V)
(505) 954-8539
TTY: (800) 889-8353

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