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 30, 2020

Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) is a private non-profit agency which protects and promotes the human and civil rights of people with disabilities.  Every year we focus our work based on public input from the community. We need your help! Please provide your comments on the proposed priorities by September 18, 2020. You may call our toll free number at 1-800-432-4682 or our local number 505-256-3100. You may also email your comments to info@drnm.org.   Thank you for your input!

Jul 23, 2020

In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a Proclamation designating July 26, 2020 as Americans with Disabilities Act Day.

Read the text of the full proclamation from the governor.

Jul 20, 2020

Special Education Rights Training with Parents Reaching Out (PRO) and Disability Right New Mexico (DRNM) resuming trainings online! Now more than ever we need to support each other as we prepare to begin this uncertain school year.  All our rights are still intact. Join us on August 11th!  For the link to join us click here: https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuceCsrTstE91gvX9mi_221jxWD6-rfQVB.  PRO will begin the training for 2 hours from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., with an hour break for lunch, and then DRNM will train from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon. 
Please follow this link: 
https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuceCsrTstE91gvX9mi_221jxWD6-rfQVB and join us for a full 4 hour special education training on August 11th.  DRNM with have our special education attorney, Jesse Clifton, a Corinne Wolfe Fellow for Transformative Advocacy. 

If you would like to pick up DRNM materials beforehand and are in Albuquerque, please call 505-256-3100, Monday thru Friday to schedule a time to pick up our regulation book.  Please schedule pick up time from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  DRNM is located at 3916 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE.  We will put out our regulation book for you outside the front entrance.  We will also have a link in our chat room during the zoom meeting for you to download the DRNM materials.  RSVP to DRNM at 505-256-3100 to give us a general idea of attendance.

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