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. We are the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and as such we have authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities.


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Jan 31, 2017

The Know your Rights Campaign is coming to New Mexico.  CMS (Medicaid) has a Final Rule requiring all states to give people with disabilities meaningful choices in the services they pick, providers they choose, where they live and who they live with.  We are looking for parents, caregivers, family, guardians, providers, and agencies who work with people with disabilities to discuss the importance of person centered planning.  Watch the video or click on the schedule to find a Town Hall in your part of the state.

Jan 25, 2017

Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) is supporting a statewide campaign by the Developmental Disabilities Support Division (DDSD) of New Mexico's Department of Health called "Know Your Rights."  The purpose of this campaign is to support New Mexicans with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they exercise their right to participate in fully integrated living, vocational, educational, recreational, social and leisure activities in the community.  You are invited to the Town Hall meetings listed here to speak with state administrators, care providers, advocates, and others to learn about your rights and share your experiences.

Nov 17, 2016

Mark your calendars for this important event:

Disability Rights Awareness Day ‐ Trainings and workshops will be held on Thursday, February 23, at the Drury Hotel in downtown Santa Fe.  On Friday, February 24, we’ll be at the State Capitol, where activities will include a gathering in the Rotunda, visits with legislators, and opportunities to observe the legislative process in action.   Plan to join members of the disability community from around New Mexico to learn about issues in the Legislature, make new contacts, and participate in policymaking that affects persons with disabilities.

To register for the event, please click here for registration information.   We look forward to seeing many of you at the Disability Rights Awareness Day event!

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