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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Aug 15, 2017

Chief Executive Officer
Disability Rights New Mexico

Job Announcement

Chief Executive Officer

Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM), a New Mexico non-profit corporation established in 1979, is seeking a full-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to serve as the administrator and highest level employee of the agency.  The CEO is responsible to the DRNM Board of Directors for the management and implementation of all program services pursuant to policies and programs approved by the Board, and for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, goals and objectives.  The CEO reports to the DRNM Board and has overall responsibility for System Advocacy and Liaison, Program Planning, Development and Operation, Employment and Personnel Management, Financial Management, and Support to DRNM Board. Competitive salary and fringe benefits.  Persons with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.  Application deadline is 9/15/2017.  For further qualifications, responsibilities, additional information, and application procedure, please, click here.

Aug 4, 2017

DRNM plans to address a variety of issues affecting persons with disabilities in the upcoming program year that begins on October 1, 2017.  For a copy of our proposed priorities and objectives, click here.  Are we on track?  If you have comments or suggestions, send them in no later than September 18, 2017.  Taking your comments into account, a final version will be adopted by September 30, 2017.

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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