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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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Apr 13, 2016
Are you or your child having trouble getting the Medicaid Behavioral Health Services you need? Click here for more information.
Mar 24, 2016
The new Residential Accessibility Modification Program (RAMP) may be able to help you.
This program, sponsored by the Governor’s Commission on Disability, strives to improve the lives of individuals with physical disabilities by making improvements in their living situations.
For example, the RAMP may install ramps, roll-in showers, or grab bars in an individual’s home.
To qualify, you must: 1) be a U.S. citizen, 2) have lived in New Mexico for 6 months, 3) have a physical disability, as evidenced by SSI or SSDI benefits OR a statement from a physician, 4) have applied for all other available residential modification community resources, and 5) taxable or reportable income must be within 250% of the most current Federal Poverty Income level.
Mar 16, 2016
Responding to a complaint filed by DRNM against The Peak, a children’s residential treatment facility in southern New Mexico, the state Children Youth and Families Department has confirmed DRNM’s authority to meet with youth in such facilities. It also confirmed that under state law, children who are 14 and older have the right to release mental health records to DRNM without parental consent.
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