Tip Sheets & Resources

Check out the lists of resources and tip sheets below or contact our information specialists for more information.

The following Tip Sheets are intended to give basic information about programs that may be helpful for persons with disabilities, with phone numbers and websites of where to learn more. Many Tip Sheets are in English and Spanish.

Previous, and newly developed Tip Sheets have been reviewed, updated and revised to meet Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Web Accessibility Standards. These Tip Sheets are now accessible to those with visual impairments who use screen readers like Jaws and other programs to navigate through our site.

Tip Sheet Topics

NM Disability Related Websites

This list is designed as a guide to assist in the location of information on the web. It is not meant to be all inclusive, but rather a selection of informative sites available.

Other Community Resources

Disclaimer: The Information Network does not specifically endorse any service or organization included in this list. We are not responsible for any data inaccuracies or omissions. The information in this list is up-to-date to the best of our knowledge. Please contact us with any updates.

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Phone: 800-432-2080 or 505-476-4846

The Arc of New Mexico
Phone: 800-358-6493

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Portal and Autism Resource Team
Assistance looking for resources related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Answer questions to find accurate resources tailored to what you are looking for.
Phone: 800-270-1861 or 505-272-1852

Center for Development & Disability (CDD)
Phone: 505-272-3000

Center for Self Advocacy Program
Phone: 505-841-8519

Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD)
Phone: 800-283-5548

Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver
Phone: 800-283-5548

Disability Resource Directory (DRD)
Database of disability related programs and services for individuals with disabilities in New Mexico. Enter your zip code to search by category, name or service to find contact and other information about agencies and organizations.

Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM)
Phone: 800-432-4682 or 505-256-3100

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Phone: 800-224-7005 or 505-954-8500

Governor's Commission on Disability (GCD)
Phone: 877-696-1470 or 505-476-0412

Medical Home Portal (NM Resources)
Less Clicks, More Information! A “one-stop shop” for families, clinicians and care coordinators caring for children with special health care needs in New Mexico. Site translation into multiple languages. Website, phone number, email and QR code included on flier.

Medically Fragile (MF) Waiver
Phone: 877-696-1472

Mi Via Self-Directed Waiver
Phone: 866-786-4999 or 505-884-3116

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) New Mexico
Phone: 800-953-6745 or 505-260-0154

New Mexico Autism Society (NMAS)
Phone: 505-332-0306

New Mexico Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC)
Phone: 505-476-7328

New Mexico Commission for the Blind
Phone: 888-513-7968 or 505-476-4479

New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
Phone: 505-827-7273

New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)
Phone: 505-841-4519

New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) - Special Education Bureau (SEB)
505-827-5800 Public Education Department

New Mexico Statewide Independent Living Council (NMSILC)
Phone: 866-445-3647

New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) 
Phone: 800-866-2253

Parents Reaching Out (PRO)
Brochures, handbooks and fact sheets regarding education of students with disabilities and IDEA.
Phone: 800-524-5176 or 505-247-0192

Partners for Employment (PFE)
Information and tip sheets regarding employment for individuals with disabilities.

Pediatric Sleep Education Modules
Good health and childhood development rely heavily on sleep throughout all developmental stages. Sleep modules were developed for medical providers by the Pediatric Pulmonary Centers (PPC), but may also be helpful for families and other professionals.

Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network
Phone: 505-382-5061

Social Security Administration (SSA)
Phone: 800-772-1213

Veterans’ Guide to Getting Hired
Resources, tips and advice for veterans returning to the workforce.

Printable Disability Related Toolbox

Printable tools, documents and websites for finding resources, navigating service systems and supporting individuals with disabilities and their families.

Tools and Brochures

  • My Passport to Good Health Care – A booklet intended to help individuals with disabilities communicate their needs to their healthcare professionals. Booklet is designed so it could be completed before the medical appointment and then presented to the healthcare professional, preferably by the individual themselves. Sections include: About Me, Communication, Sensory Needs, What Helps Me, Today I Feel…, Questions, Pain, Additional Information, My Therapies and Meds, Notes and Future Appointments. To print a double-sided booklet, select Print and then “print on both sides” and “flip on short end.”
    Developed by Jeanette Bundy, UNM Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) Family Leader Trainee as part of a capstone project, May 2019.
  • Supporting Your Child’s Journey – A map for helping families of children with disabilities navigate service systems in New Mexico. This tri-fold brochure illustrates the child’s journey from early childhood services through adulthood, indicating what the focus, assessments, services and community resources will be involved at each stage. A “Who Can Help?” section with phone numbers and websites is also included. To print a double-sided brochure, select Print and then “print on both sides” and “flip on short end.”
    Developed by Dolores Harden, NM LEND Family Leader Trainee as part of a capstone project, May 2018.
  • CDD Information Network Brochure – Print a brochure about the Center for Development and Disability (CDD) Information Network Library and Disability Helpline. Funded in part by the NM Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC).
  • Disability Resource Directory (DRD) half page flier – Print a flier (2 per page) to share with those who are looking for information on programs and services for individuals with disabilities, as well as what resources are available in New Mexico. Website, phone number and QR code are included on the flier.
  • Medical Home Portal half page flier – Print a flier (2 per page) about the Medical Home Portal and how it can be a resource to help families with special needs access medical information and services in New Mexico. Website, phone number and QR code are included on the flier.
  • School-to-Work Transition Guide – A resource for families of New Mexican youth with disabilities transitioning to work and adulthood.
  • Care Mapping – A care map organizes an individual’s supports through family-centered care and is an important resource when transitioning between settings, care providers, and more. A care map is most significant in the event of a crisis to determine action steps and who is involved in the domains of an individual's life. Supports can include financial, medical, homecare, school, caregiving, work, insurance, legal, recreation/social, social services, therapies, and more.

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