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.


The Latest News

Nov 2, 2017

Open Enrollment Has Begun!  If you don’t get health insurance through your job and need to get or renew coverage for next year, you can start shopping now through BeWellNM.com or healthcare.gov. You may be eligible for subsidies to help pay monthly premiums and to help with co-pays and deductibles.  For more information, from The Disability Coalition, click here.

Oct 31, 2017

Do you want more information on service animals or do you have questions regarding service animals?  Come join us and have your questions answered regarding Service Animals.  Trainings will be held in Gallup and Farmington in November.  In December, trainings will be held in Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences.  For information and locations, click here for Las Cruces and for Truth or Consequences click here.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

May 22, 2017

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District is a victory for New Mexicans seeking special education and related services for children with disabilities.  The Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) requires that State receiving funds to educate children with disabilities provide a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE). To meet the standards of a FAPE, the Court required that the IEP "must be appropriately ambitious in light of [the child's] circumstances," and acknowledged "every child should have the chance to meet challenging objectives."  To read more on the ruling, click here.

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DRNM is seeking individuals who are interested in serving on the Mental Health Advisory Council. Click here for information and application.


The Policy & Legislative Action Network (PLAN) is a group of individuals concerned with disability-related issues in New Mexico.  Click here for more information on the PLAN.


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