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Secondary or postsecondary education programs available in regular or trade high schools or through separate vocational centers or programs that provide formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical or professional occupations for high-school-aged students and, in some cases, adults who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry. Vocational education programs help participants prepare for full-time employment upon graduation, part-time employment while in school or for more advanced vocational training at the postsecondary level. (AIRS HH-9000)

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Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Statewide Provider
Suite 100 500 Lead AVE SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Statewide Provider
Address:
Suite 100 500 Lead AVE SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Toll Free Phone: 866-931-2876
Services Provided:

The objective of the PASS is to help disabled individuals find employment that reduces or eliminates SSI or SSDI benefits. Individuals can get help in setting up a plan from a vocational rehabilitation counselor, and get access to benefits specialists, protection, and advocacy organizations who have they also in contact with. They can also help find organizations that helps people with disabilities and find employment networks involved in the Ticket to Work program.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/27/2022
Statewide Provider
2935 Rodeo Park Drive East
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Statewide Provider
Address:
2935 Rodeo Park Drive East
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Toll Free Phone: 800-224-7005
Fax: 505-207-2307
Services Provided:

The purpose of New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a state and federally funded program designed to help eligible individuals with documented disabilities find suitable employment. DVR is a voluntary program and services persons who want to work. They provide vocational counseling and guidance; job search assistance; job development; job placement assistance; pre-employment transition services; vocational rehabilitation technology; employment training; and post-employment services. They also provide disability determination services, as they adjudicate cases for Social Security disability benefits.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/22/2022
Statewide Provider
625 Silver Ave. SW Ste. 100 B
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Statewide Provider
Address:
625 Silver Ave. SW Ste. 100 B
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Toll Free Phone: 855-891-8295
Email: nmseedloans@gmail.com
Services Provided:

“SEED” stands for “Self Employment for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities”. The name clearly defines that the program is to make loans available to individuals with disabilities regardless of the type of disability, age, income level, or location of residence in the state, to purchase needed equipment and home-based business supplies. SJCI, in collaboration with DreamSpring and NMTAP, provides low interest loans on a case by case basis. NMTAP loans can be used for tools, computers, home office supplies, business equipment, home office modifications, and portable buildings.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/26/2022
Statewide Provider
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-272-3000
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: University of New Mexico (UNM)
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Address:
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-272-3000
Fax: 505-272-2014
Email: MHintz@salud.unm.edu
Services Provided:

UNM Partners for Employment is a statewide partnership between the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disability (CDD), the New Mexico Department of Health's Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD), and the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). Partners for Employment offers training, technical help, networking, and collaboration prospects. To provide inclusive employment throughout New Mexico, they collaborate with state agency workers, supported employment providers, educators, family members, self-advocates, and employers. The College of Employment Services which is a hosted online training curriculum, and Project SEARCH, a one-year school-to-work internship program for people with disabilities aged 18 to 22, are examples of the services they provide.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 10/3/2022
New Mexico Human Services Department Building
3006 U.S. Rte 66
Gallup, NM 87301
Address:
New Mexico Human Services Department Building
3006 U.S. Rte 66
Gallup, NM 87301
Toll Free Phone: 866-341-9918
Services Provided:

Department of Diné Education, OSERS provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible Navajo People with disabilities who are interested in going to work. Vocational Rehabilitation is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). The goal of Vocational Rehabilitation is to assist people with disabilities to obtain or maintain employment. Services include: • Growing In Beauty • First Things Home Visitation Program • Independent Living • Project-Launch Locations available in Crownpoint, Farmington, Gallup, and Arizona. For more specific contact information for your location please visit http://www.nnosers.org/contact-us.aspx.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/22/2022
Statewide Provider
6401 Richards Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87508-4887
Statewide Provider
Address:
6401 Richards Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87508-4887
Toll Free Phone: 800-281-7232
Services Provided:

The NMSBDC offers a range of services to help small businesses succeed in New Mexico.

Services include:

• Business Plan Development

• Access to Capital

• Continuity of Operations

• Online Commerce

• Protecting Intellectual Property

• Cyber Security

• Travel Mitigation

• Mitigating Disaster Effects

Locations include: Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Clovis, Espanola, Farmington, Gallup, Grants, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Los Lunas, Roswell, Santa Fe, Silver City, Socorro (TCA, NM Tech), Taos, Tucumcari. For more specific contact information click on your location at https://www.nmsbdc.org/locations/.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/26/2022
Nationwide Provider
77 Water Street, Suite 204
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 646-505-1191 x122
Nationwide Provider
Address:
77 Water Street, Suite 204
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 646-505-1191 x122
Fax: 646-505-1184
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Services Provided: The National Organization on Disability, a private, nonprofit organization is a leading resource for businesses seeking to access the talent pool of nearly 24 million working-age people with disabilities who are not employed.
NOD developed an industry-standard model to help companies recruit, hire, and retain individuals with disabilities by matching their abilities to locally available positions. In the years since, NOD has become a trusted partner to over a dozen leading brands, such as Lowe’s, Kroger, Walmart, Coca Cola, S&P Global, UPS, Starbucks.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
Nationwide Provider
100 West 10th Street, Suite 615
Wilmington, DE 19801
Nationwide Provider
Address:
100 West 10th Street, Suite 615
Wilmington, DE 19801
Email: contact.usa@specialisterne.com
Eligibility: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and employers interested in recruiting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Services Provided:

Specialisterne is a worldwide organization that helps connect individuals with neurodivergence, especially Autism Spectrum Disorder, with employment opportunities.

Individuals can see job openings or apply for future notification.

Companies and schools can get more information about participating in Specilisterne's programs or getting training opportunities for their organization.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/14/2020