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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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!

If you have used behavioral/mental health services, click here for the survey.

If you're the family member/friend of someone who has used behavioral/mental health services, click here for the survey.

Thank you!  Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Mar 13, 2015
The Preliminary Injuction Order is a fabulous result for DD Waiver participants, their family members, guardians and those who work with them.  Click here to read letter from DRNM and The Arc.  Click here to read analysis of the Memorandum Opinion and click here to read the two page Order.

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2015 Legislative updates. Click here for all the latest news and information.


is currently accepting applications for membership on the DRNM Board of Directors.  Click here for application.


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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