Navigation

Disability

Organization/Contact Services/Comments Phone

Adelante Development Center, Inc.

Adelante is a nonprofit whose goal is to alleviate the social barriers by creating individualized care plans for New Mexicans who are disabled, elderly, or otherwise disadvantaged populations, such as disabled veterans.

(505) 341-2000

Adult Protective Services

Receives and investigates allegations of abuse,neglect or exploitation of incapacitated adults in New Mexico. Statewide coverage; see website for regional information.

(866) 654-3219

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Links to many resources for elders, caretakers, and people with disabilities, including independent living, benefits counseling, prescription drug assistance and long-term options

(505) 476-4846          Santa Fe 

(800) 432-2080

(505) 476-4937

TTY Phone Service

American Sign Language University

ASL is a resource site for students and teachers.  There you will find information and resources to help you learn and improve your signing.

 

ARCA

A non-for-profit with a focus to support individuals with acquired brain injuries or those with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing options for a spectrum of living options from supported living to independent living, employment literacy, and several community based initiatives to enrich the lives of their clients, such as employment at ARCA organics. Respite Care is also available. 

(505) 332-6700

Center for Autism and Related Disorders

CARD provides information and access to various treatments for individuals with Autism.

(877) 448-4747

College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

This is a guide for members of the deaf and hard of hearing communities. It outlines current adaptive technologies that colleges are using and provides suggestions on how to navigate within a college environment. 

 

Commission for the Blind

The Commission for the Blind provides vocational rehabilitation and independent living services designed to enable persons who are blind to become more participating and contributing members of society. 

(505) 841-8844

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing provides effective leadership, education, advocacy and programs to reduce barriers to the social, economic, educational, cultural and intellectual well-being of Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Mexicans and their families, friends and colleagues.

(505) 383-6591

TTY Service

(575) 525-1036

Las Cruses

Community Options Inc

National organization with offices in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces. Develops residential and employment supports for persons with severe disabilities. Assists with transition from institutional to community residence.

(505) 265-7936          Albuquerque

(575) 532-9275          Las Cruces

(505) 989-1471          Santa Fe  

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf-New Mexico takes the time to understand their clients' needs and provide sign language  interpreting and consulting for conferences, job interviews, training, doctor's appointments, legal settings and much more.

(505) 255-7636

Cornucopia

Daytime care services for elderly, frail and intellectually disabled adults by providing in-person and community support, assistance with transportation, and free meals for clients.

(505) 887-1310

Deaf Education: A New Philosophy

An article aimed towards students and faculty about assisting students within the deaf and hard of hearing communities in the classroom. 

 

Def TEC

Resources for deaf and hard of hearing high school and community college students pursuing degrees in STEM. Services include information about study tactics and guides, classroom navigation, and STEM career information.

 

Disability Resources & Educational Services

A source for faculty to develop teaching strategies for working with students in the deaf and hard of hearing community.

 

Diverse IT

Diverse IT provides laptops, computer repair and recycling, and a range of computer classes from basic skills to online safety.

(505) 881-8324

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Through skill building and vocational counseling services. DVR strives to help disabled individuals in New Mexico compete for employment that meet their needs.

(505) 841-6450
East NM

(505) 841-7673
Central NM

(505) 877-7673
South Central NM

(505) 836-1774
West Central NM

Family Voices

Connect to a network of family organizations across the US that provide support to families. 

Graduate Success for Students with Disabilities

A guide that provides resources for students with disabilities, advice for how to access services, and a discussion on how to excel in graduate school as a student with a disability. 

 

Independent Living Resource Centers

Advocacy and services for all people with disabilities. Includes assistance with housing, benefits, transportation, education, employment, home modifications, assistive equipment, transitioning from nursing home back into community and obtaining in-home care.

(505) 266-5022
Albuquerque

(505) 832-1128
East Mountains

(575) 835-2486
Socorro

(575) 439-1112
Alamogordo

Learning Disability Testing

Medicaid eligible resources

(505) 255-7016
Dr. Joseph Cardillo

(505) 292-5003
Dr. Barbara Koltuska

(505) 865-7100
Dr. Clifford Morgan (Los Lunas)

LifeROOTS

LifeRoots provides support for individuals of the disabled community and their family for children and adults. Liferoots provides a range of services including early intervention, counseling, job coaching, supported employment, day habilitation, literacy programs, and more.

Albuquerque
(505) 255-5501

Rio Rancho
(505) 962-0270

NAD-RID

A useful resource for students, faculty, and staff who are interested in understanding the code of conduct for interpreters.

 

National Deaf Center

We are here to provide information on NDC and it's offerings.  Seek out online professional development courses, engage with us, access resources and research, get expert assistance on a variety of topics, and more.

 

National Deaf Education Center

NDEC provides resource for parents, students, and faculty who are interested in learning about deaf culture, ASL, or the various resources that are available to deaf students.

 

NM Autism Society

The NM Autism Society strives to improve the lives of individuals with autism through advocacy, education, support, services and the promotion of research.

(505) 332-0306

NM Brain Injury Resource Center

The Brain Injury Resource Center host four primary programs: Information. Outreach and Referral; Perr and Family Support Program; Professional Development Training; Annual Brain Injury Symposium.

(505) 272-3000

NM Centennial Care: Services to Assist the Elderly with Long Term Care

A resource through Centenial Care New Mexico (Medicaid) which allows disabled individuals and their caretakers to find resources for long term care for those who choose not to live in nursing homes.

(206) 462-5728

NM Dept of Health Developmental Disabilities Support Division

We are committed to people with development disabilities or medically fragile health conditions, their families, friends and anyone committed to supporting and advocating for individuals with special needs in New Mexico.

(505) 841-5500

NM Technology Assistance Program

NMTAP offers free services to New Mexicans with disabilities to help them get the assistive technology (AT) services they need.  NMTAP is a statewide program designed to increase knowledge of, access to, and acquisition of assistive or adaptive technology for anyone with any disability, anywhere in the state, of any age.

(505) 841-4464

Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

Prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to post secondary education less stressful

 

Social Security

 

(800) 772-1213

Supporting Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Students

Tools, Technology and Key Resources to Cultivate Academic Success for student who are in the deaf or hard of hearing community

 

The Arc of New Mexico

Improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages by advocating for equal opportunities and choices in where and how they learn, live, work, play, and socialize.

(505) 883-4630

Transitional Living Services/Therapeutic Living Services

Offers people with psychiatric disabilities group homes, independent living support, education, financial management, medication oversight, crisis intervention and counseling

(505) 268-5295

UNM Center for Development and Disability

Identifies, develops, and strengthens opportunities and choices for all persons with disabilities and their families throughout

(505) 272-3000

Wheelchair Resources

See Adelante, Independent Living Resource Center, private businesses such as Numotion, and United Access

 

Wonder Moms

Wonder Moms is a project by three mom's to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury. Go to resources and find even more information.

 

Back to Community Resources