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

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.
Nov 21, 2014
Pre-legislative-session forum - The Disability Coalition's annual pre-session forum will take place on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the UNM Continuing Education Center - Rooms B/C, 1634 University Blvd., NE, in Albuquerque from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The forum is a great opportunity to learn about issues that will be coming up in the 2015 session of the New Mexico Legislature and to network with other members of the disability community.
Nov 5, 2014
Disability Rights Awareness Day - Trainings and workshops will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015.  On Tuesday, February 3, we will be at the State Capitol for a gathering in the Rotunda, visits with legislators, and opportunities to observe the legislative process in action.  Plan to join members of the disability community from around New Mexico to learn about issues in the Legislature, make new contacts, and participate in policymaking that affects persons with disabilities.

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DRNM Proposes Priority Issues

DRNM has tentatively selected the disability issues its staff will work on for the year beginning Oct. 1. DRNM uses these priority issues to determine which cases it will accept when individuals ask for our help. If you have comments about our proposed priorities, call us at 1-800-432-4682 or email us at info@drnm.org.


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