Intellectual & Developmental

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Department of Health - Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD)
Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)

The DDPC promotes advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  It provides the following services and programs; support for self-advocacy, education and early intervention and the Guardianship program.  The Center for Self-Advocacy, also a program operating under DDPC, provides trainings by self-advocates and other social supports.

Phone: 505-841-4519

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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 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).  The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings and mediation on special education issues.

Phone: 505-827-1457

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Adelante is a nonprofit agency that provides individualized support services for over 1000 New Mexicans with mental, physical, and developmental disabilities, as well as disabled veterans and the elderly.  It provides such programs as assistive technology, residential services, day programs, supported employment and training.

Phone: 505-341-2000

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Center for Development and Disability (CDD)

The CDD provides training, information, direct services, technical assistance and research for people with disabilities and their families to support life choices, partnering with communities to build resources and improving systems of care.

Phone: 505-272-3000

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Aging and Long-Term Services Department - Aging and Disability Resources Center

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) offers comprehensive information and assistance:

  • Information and Referral Assistance
    • Benefits Counseling
    • Medicaid home and community-based services
    • Caregiving
    • Respite Care (adult day care, in-home care)
    • Attendant and/or Personal Care
    • Homemaker services
    • Home-delivered meals
    • Nutrition Counseling
    • Transportation
    • Prescription Drug Assistance
    • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
    • Transition Care program helps residents transition from long-term care facilities back into a community setting
    • Adult Protective Services
    • Long-Term Options Counseling
    • Legal information and assistance
    • Aging and Long-Term Services Department
    • Aging and Disability Resources Center
        Adult Protective Services Statewide

        Adult Protective Services Statewide

        Phone: 505-476-4912
        Toll-free: 866-654-3219

        U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration on Community Living

        U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration on Community Living

        The mission of ACL is to maximize the independence, well-being and health of older adults and people with disabilities across the life-span and their families and caregivers.

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        Cerebral Palsy Guide

        We are a small group of professionals with a desire to educate and help people with cerebral palsy.  That’s why we created the Cerebral Palsy Guide, to provide a trustworthy, caring resource for families and individuals affected by this disorder.

        Phone: 1-855-329-1008

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        Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

        Our mission at Cerebral Palsy Symptoms is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of cerebral palsy and other birth injury complications.  Our team strives to maintain a comprehensive free resource so those interested or concerned about their children can take actions to protect them. If you would like to get in touch with our team we can be reached here.

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