Community Resources

Resources for the Disability Community in New Mexico

Non-Profit Agencies:

The Ability Center

715 E. Idaho Ave.

Building 3E

Las Cruces, NM  88001

Phone:        (575) 526-5016

Toll-free:   (800) 376-4372

Fax:            (575) 526-1202

Website:    www.theabilitycenter.org

 The mission of the Ability Center is to provide necessary support services for persons with disabilities that promote their independence and full integration into community life as active, equal citizens.

 

The Arc of New Mexico

3655 Carlisle NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone:        (505) 883-4630

Toll-free:   (800) 358-6493

Fax:            (505) 883-556

Website:    www.arcnm.org

The ARC of NM provides advocacy, information and referral, and guardianship services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.  The Arc of NM has led the charge for the next evolutionary step in public policy.

 

Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico

7005 Prospect Pl NE

Albuquerque, NM  87110

Phone:        (505) 292-7414

Toll-free:   1-888-292-7415

Website:    http://www.braininjurynm.org

The BIANM strives to provide accurate, up-to-date information and support to persons with brain injury, professionals, and family members seeking services.  The BIANM provides information on basic aspects of brain injury, education about services for people with brain injury, and hosts educational workshops.

 

Choices Independent Living Center

103 N. Pennsylvania

Roswell, NM  88201

Phone:                 (575) 627-6727

Fax:            (575) 627-6754

Choices Independent Living Center provides life skills training to individuals with disabilities.

 

Disability Rights New Mexico

1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE Suite 204

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Telephone:          (505) 256-3100

Fax:                     (505) 256-3184

Toll-free    (800) 432-4682

Website:     www.drnm.org

Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote and expand the rights of persons with disabilities. DRNM is  the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and as such, has authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities.

 

Educating Parents of Indian Children (EPICS)

600 San Pedro Dr. NE

Albuquerque, NM  87110

Phone:        (505) 767-6630

Toll-free:   (888) 499-2070

Website:    www.epicsproject.org

EPICS is a non-profit community parent resource center for families who live in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado who have American Indian children with disabilities or special healthcare needs from birth to age 26 years old. EPICS aims to assist families in influencing change in their communities to maximize positive outcomes for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

 

Family Voices

3701 San Mateo Blvd. NE

Suite 103

Albuquerque, NM  87110

Phone:                 (505) 872-4774

Toll-free:   (888) 835-5669

Fax:            (505) 872-4780

Website:    http://www.familyvoices.org

Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs or disabilities.  Through its national grassroots network, Family Voices provides families resources and support to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among families and professionals, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

 

Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC)

4665 Indian School Road NE Suite 100

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone:        (505) 266-5022

Website:    http://ilrcnm.com 

ILRC supports consumers in obtaining a range of benefits to assure their quality of life. ILRC staff assists consumers in applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, Social Security Insurance, Medicaid and food stamps, and employment. ILRC also provides support in appeals and fair hearing processes.

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

New Mexico Office

3540 Pan American Freeway NE

Suite F

Albuquerque, NM  87107

Phone:                 (505) 243-2792

Fax:            (505) 244-0629

Toll-free    (800) 344-4867, option 2

Website:http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/NMX/index.aspx

The mission of the NMSS is to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure to MS. NMSS strives to address the challenges of everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.

 

New Mexico Autism Society

P.O. Box 30955

Albuquerque, NM  87190

Phone:                 (505) 332-0306

Website:    www.nmautismsociety.org

The New Mexico Autism Society strives to improve the lives of all affected by autism in New Mexico. The NMAS provides resources, support, and events for individuals and families.

 

New Vistas Independent Living Center

1205 Parkway Dr.

#A

Santa Fe, NM  87507

Phone:                 (505) 471-1001

Website:    www.newvistas.org

New Vistas partners with and supports people with disabilities and families of children with special needs to enrich their quality of life in New Mexico. New Vistas is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private, non-profit agency based in Santa Fe, which provides an array of independent living services for nine northern NM counties.

 

Parents Reaching Out

1920 Columbia Dr. SE

Albuquerque, NM  87106

Phone:                 (505) 247-0192

Toll-free:   (800) 524-5176

Website:    www.parentsreachingout.org

PRO works with parents, caregivers, educators, and other professionals to promote healthy, positive, and caring experiences for families and children.  The mission of PRO is to enhance positive outcomes for families and children in New Mexico through informed decision-making, advocacy, education, and resources. PRO provides networking opportunities for families to connect with and support each other.

 

San Juan Center for Independence

1204 San Juan Blvd.

Farmington, NM  87401

Phone: (505) 566-5827

Website:    www.sjci.org

The San Juan Center for Independence is a community based non-profit agency that was established by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.  The agency serves as a consumer-driven community action program that provides services which help maximize independent living choices for all people regardless of the individual’s disability.

 

State/Public Disability Agencies

Center for Development and Disability Information Network

University of New Mexico

2300 Menaul Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Toll-free:   (800) 827-6380

Website:    http://cdd.unm.edu/infonet

The CDD Information Network strives to provide high quality library services, as well as connections to community resources.  It provides a wide array of disability-related materials and services for individuals with disabilities, families, healthcare professionals, school personnel, advocates, case managers, and others. 

 

New Mexico Commission for the Blind

2905 Rodeo Park Dr. E.

Building 4

Suite 100

Santa Fe, NM  87505

Phone:  (505) 476-4479

Toll-free:  (888) 513-7968

Website:    http://www.cfb.state.nm.us

The mission of the Commission for the Blind is to enable persons who are blind to achieve vocational, economic, and social equality by providing career preparation, training in the skills of blindness, and above all, promoting and conveying the belief that blindness is not a barrier to successful employment, or to living an independent and meaningful life.

 

New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

2500 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM  87110

Phone/TTY: (505) 881-8824

Website:    http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

The mission of the NMCDHH is to provide effective leadership, education, advocacy and programs to reduce barriers to the social, economic, educational, cultural, and intellectual well-being of Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Mexicans and their families, friends, and colleagues. 

 

New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

625 Silver Ave. SW

Suite 100

Albuquerque, NM  87102

Phone: (505) 841-4519

Website:    www.nmddpc.com

The New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council promotes advocacy, capacity-building, and systemic change to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The vision of the NMDDPC is that New Mexicans with developmental disabilities and their families will have a culturally competent, individual and family-centered comprehensive system of community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that enable self-determination, independence, production, and integration into all facets of community life.

 

New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

5301 Central NE, Suite 1600

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone: (505) 841-6450

Toll Free:   (866) 526-0863

Fax:  (505) 841-6451

Website:    www.dvrgetsjobs.com

The New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (NMDVR) is a Federal-and State-funded government program whose mission is to prepare and assist potential employees with disabilities to increase their economic independence through employment.  NMDVR provides testing to individuals to determine their level of disability.  In addition, NMDVR partners with companies and agencies seeking opportunities to enhance and diversify their workforce.

 Enforcement Agencies

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Human Rights Bureau

1596 Pacheco St.

Suite 103

Santa Fe, NM  87505

Toll free:    (800) 566-9471

Website:     http://www.dws.state.nm.us/LaborRelations/HumanRights/Information

The Human Rights Bureau is a neutral agency created to enforce the New Mexico Human Rights Act. The Bureau accepts and investigates claims of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, physical and mental disability, serious medical condition, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of employment, housing, credit, or public accommodation.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office for Civil Rights

1301 Young St.

Suite 1169

Dallas, TX  75202

Toll free:    (800) 368-1019

Website:    http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/about/rgn-hqaddresses.html

 Through investigations, voluntary dispute resolution, enforcement, technical assistance, policy development and information services, OCR protects the civil rights of all individuals who are subject to discrimination in health and human services programs, and protects the health information privacy rights of consumers.

 

This list was compiled by Disability Rights New Mexico and the Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico.