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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Jul 16, 2021

Click here to view the Proposed FY 2022 Priorities and Objectives for DRNM.  This is a working draft subject to changes by DRNM staff and approval by the DRNM Board of Directors.

May 24, 2021

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program

On July 27-29, 2021, representatives from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will visit the Disability Rights New Mexico for the State of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The visit will be conducted virtually and not in-person.

SAMHSA/CMHS invites you to send comments about the PAIMI Program services and activities conducted by the Disability Rights New Mexico.

Click here for more information.  We want to hear from you!

Apr 8, 2021

By April 5, 2021, all schools in New Mexico are to be open for in-person learning, observing COVID-safe practices. Families also may choose to remain in remote learning for the remainder of the school year. Whatever your family decides, there are some questions that will likely need to be addressed in your child’s Individualized Education Plan (“IEP”). Click here for more information.

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Click here for 2021 Legislative reports.


is seeking individuals who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors. Click here for information and application.


Are you interested in serving on DRNM's Mental Health Advisory Council? If you are, 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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