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

Jan 31, 2017

The Know your Rights Campaign is coming to New Mexico.  CMS (Medicaid) has a Final Rule requiring all states to give people with disabilities meaningful choices in the services they pick, providers they choose, where they live and who they live with.  We are looking for parents, caregivers, family, guardians, providers, and agencies who work with people with disabilities to discuss the importance of person centered planning.  Watch the video or click on the schedule to find a Town Hall in your part of the state.

Jan 25, 2017

Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) is supporting a statewide campaign by the Developmental Disabilities Support Division (DDSD) of New Mexico's Department of Health called "Know Your Rights."  The purpose of this campaign is to support New Mexicans with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they exercise their right to participate in fully integrated living, vocational, educational, recreational, social and leisure activities in the community.  You are invited to the Town Hall meetings listed here to speak with state administrators, care providers, advocates, and others to learn about your rights and share your experiences.

Sep 24, 2016

As of September 26, 2016, Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) has a new location (and mailing address): 3916 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Our new office is on the east side of Juan Tabo Blvd., NE, between Comanche and Montgomery.  Turn east at the traffic light for "Juan Tabo Place", and we are in the second building on the right.

Our phone and fax numbers remain the same:
Phone: 505-256-3100; toll free 800-432-4682; Fax: 505-256-3184
You may also e-mail DRNM at info@drnm.org

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


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