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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Dec 9, 2014
Testing Accommodations for the PARCC Exam
The Partnerships for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam is the new standardized test that New Mexico students grades 3-12 will begin taking in March 2015.  Some students with disabilities have been informed that they will receive a very limited set of accommodations while taking the PARCC exam.
Aug 28, 2014
DRNM and other plaintiffs in this case are seeking a Preliminary Injunction that would stop the state from reducing services based on SIS scores until participants are provided a real chance to appeal those reductions.  Federal District Judge Judith Herrera held hearings August 18-20, 2014, on our request.
Jul 22, 2014
In June 2014, we entered into an interim agreement to preserve services for those on the Waiver who had not yet transitioned into their new SIS group service packages. The interim agreement is in effect until the judge rules on the preliminary injuction or December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.

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