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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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Jul 28, 2015
ATTENTION: DD WAIVER PARTICIPANTS MUST LET THE STATE AND THEIR CASE MANAGER KNOW BY THIS FRIDAY, JULY 31ST IF THEY WANT THE SERVICES THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY GETTING
ATTENTION: PERSONS WHO ARE ON THE DD WAIVER, CASE MANAGERS AND GUARDIANS IN THE DD WAIVER SYSTEM
Disability Rights New Mexico and The Arc of New Mexico recently brought a court case against the state challenging its use of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) to decide who gets what DD Waiver services. As part of a settlement of that case, the state is required to restore any services taken away from a DD Waiver participant after they took a SIS assessment. DD Waiver participants must let the state know that they wish to have their old services returned, or else they will continue to get the services their SIS assessment assigned to them until their next Individualized Service Plan, or their is a significant change in health or other circumstances.
THIS NOTICE IS BEING POSTED BECAUSE THE DATE TO NOTIFY THE STATE THAT A PARTICIPANT WISHES TO RETURN TO THEIR PRE-SIS SERVICES IS FAST APPROACHING. DD WAIVER PARTICIPANTS MUST LET THE STATE AND THEIR CASE MANAGER KNOW BY THIS FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015, IF THEY WANT THE SERVICES THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY GETTING.
Jun 15, 2015
A court-approved agreement in a lawsuit brought by DRNM and others makes important improvements to New Mexico's Developmental Disabilities Waiver program. Those who lost services in the past few years have a chance to get them back, and new service planning will be more person-centered. Click on the links for a summary of the agreement and the changes to the DD waiver system and a copy of the agreement."
Apr 15, 2015
Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) is interested in hearing about your experiences as you've used behavioral/mental health services in New Mexico. Below are links to a survey that can help us advocate for better services. If you're a family member or close friend of a behavioral health consumer, we want to hear from you, too. All answers will remain anonymous, if you choose. Share your story with us!
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2015 Legislative updates. Click here for all the latest news and information.
DRNM is seeking individuals who are interested in serving on the Mental Health Advisory Council. Click here for information and appllication.
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