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Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws or other social measures that protect the rights of people who have physical, mental, developmental or learning disabilities and maximize their ability to enjoy the same opportunities, resources and privileges as the mainstream population. (AIRS TD-1600.3100-180 Disability Rights Groups)

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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
6500 Mojave Ct NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: 301-801-4753
Statewide Provider
Address:
6500 Mojave Ct NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: 301-801-4753
Email: nmallies@gmail.com
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New Mexico Allies for Advocacy, Inc. (NM Allies) is a non-profit organization run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Their mission is to unite and educate the general public about disability issues. NM Allies brings together all stakeholders including self-advocates, advocates, and community members from across the state through social media, conferences and telecommunications. Their results are to improve inclusion, decrease discrimination, enhance quality of life and community participation with full access to effective and qualified communication.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/26/2022
One Civic Plaza NW Suite 3010
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-768-4595
Organization Name: City of Albuquerque
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Address:
One Civic Plaza NW Suite 3010
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-768-4595
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Email: civilrights@cabq.gov
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The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) works to protect the community by prohibiting discrimination in areas of housing, public accommodation, and employment, providing a mechanism for recourse, and providing education to the community. They encourage the recognition of human responsibilities, equal access to public goods and service and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age and physical handicap. An ADA Coordinator who investigates discrimination complaints against the City of Albuquerque regarding qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. The Office of Civil Rights works with a Human Rights Board and a Human Rights Officer who investigates complaints of discrimination in Employment, Housing, Public Accommodations, other forms of discrimination.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 10/3/2022
Statewide Provider
905 W. Apache Street
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone: 505-566-5880
Statewide Provider
Address:
905 W. Apache Street
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone: 505-566-5880
Fax: 505-566-5889
Email: info@nativedisabilitylaw.org
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The Native American Disability Law Center is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the legal rights of Native Americans with disabilities. Through advocacy and education, they empower Native people with disabilities to lead independent lives in their own communities. The Native American Disability Law Center provides advocacy, referral information, and educational resources to all Native Americans with a disability living anywhere in the Four Corners area who feels that they have been: discriminated against because of their disability; abused or neglected; or wrongly denied a service.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/22/2022
New Vistas View on Map
1205 Parkway Drive Suite A
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505-471-1001
Address:
1205 Parkway Drive Suite A
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505-471-1001
Fax: 505-471-4427
Email: info@newvistas.org
Services Provided:

New Vistas provides disability support and advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support, early intervention, and Information & Referral Services. Services are offered in the nine northern New Mexico counties including Colfax, San Miguel, Harding, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos, Rio Arriba, Union, and Mora. They are a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, proving an array of independent living serves

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/26/2022
1300 W Maloney Ave, Suite 200
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: 505-726-2709
Address:
1300 W Maloney Ave, Suite 200
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: 505-726-2709
Fax: 505-726-2735
Email: sjci@sjci.org
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San Juan Center for Independence is a community based non-profit agency that was established by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. The Agency serves as a consumer driven community action program that provides services which help maximize independent living choices for all people regardless of the individual’s disability. Necessary Services, Assistive Technology, Housing Recreation Vocational, Opportunities, Transportation, Attendant Services, Legal Rights, Benefits, Counseling, Newsletters, Home Modifications

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/28/2022
Statewide Provider
5130 Masthead St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-883-4630
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: The Arc of New Mexico
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Address:
5130 Masthead St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-883-4630
Fax: 505-883-5564
Email: frontdesk@arcnm.org
Services Provided:

Founded in 1950, today The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. With more than 140,000 members and 730 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support they need to be members of the community. The Arc of New Mexico works directly with individuals and their families to insure their quality and choice of life, and also with the New Mexico Legislature, State Agencies, community leaders, providers and other advocates to fight for freedom, choice, respect and dignity.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 10/3/2022
Statewide Provider
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2753
Phone: 505-476-0412
Statewide Provider
Address:
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2753
Phone: 505-476-0412
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Email: gcd@state.nm.us
Services Provided:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability (GCD) is aims to improve the quality of life of all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility, and full participation in the benefits of life and rights of all individuals. GCD addresses physical, sensory, programmatic, and attitudinal barriers to forward its mission. GCD promotes community living and access to employment opportunities, universal access to information, appropriate assistive technology, affordable and universally designed housing, accessible transportation, home and community-based services, and access to social and recreational settings.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/27/2022
Statewide Provider
3916 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-256-3100
Statewide Provider
Address:
3916 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-256-3100
Fax: 505-256-3184
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Email: info@drnm.org
Services Provided:

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. State and federal laws assure that persons with a disability have the same human and civil rights as everyone else, including equal access to services and employment. DRNM is the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and have authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative, and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities. They also have a right to many services and benefits. DRNM provides Client Advocacy, Group Advocacy, Training, Developmental Disabilities, Client Assistance Program, Mental Health, Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security, and Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights. When their rights are respected, people with disabilities have an opportunity to fully participate in society. Disability Rights New Mexico's main office is in the Albuquerque James Jackson Center for Disability Rights building. The Las Cruces location and associated contact information can be found at: https://www.drnm.org/index.php?page=contact-us.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/25/2022
Statewide Provider
625 Silver Ave SW #100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-841-4519
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: NM Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)
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Address:
625 Silver Ave SW #100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-841-4519
Fax: 505-841-4590
Services Provided:

The New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council will promote advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (NMDDPC) consists of three programs including Federal Program, Office of Guardianship, and Center for Self Advocacy. The Federal Program provides funding to design innovative initiatives that promote community inclusion and improve services and supports. The purpose of the Office of Guardianship is to provide guardianship services to income and resource-eligible mentally incapacitated persons over the age of eighteen years. The Center for Self Advocacy service as a hub for self-advocacy and for the citizens statewide to facilitate the inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities in the community and developmental of self-determination skills.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 10/3/2022
The Arc View on Map
Nationwide Provider
1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 301-565-3842
Nationwide Provider
Address:
1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 301-565-3842
Toll Free Phone: 800-433-5255
Fax: 301-565-3843
Services Provided:

A national organization of and for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Website provides information about public policy; insurance products information; publications; discussion groups; employment registry; and links to local chapters and related organizations.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
Nationwide Provider
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Phone: 800-526-7234
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Office of Disability Employment Policy (OEDP)
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Address:
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Phone: 800-526-7234
TDD: 877-781-9403
Toll Free Phone: 800-526-7234
Fax: 304-293-5407
Email: jan@askjan.org
Services Provided:

Provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. For both employers and employees, Accommodation Information by Disability: A to Z; and Accommodation Ideas by Disability, Limitation, Occupation, Product or Service, and Topic.

Consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 3/2/2022
ADAPT View on Map
Nationwide Provider
4513 Tyson Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19135
Nationwide Provider
Address:
4513 Tyson Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19135
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Email: contactus@adapt.org
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A national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. Key issue is affordable, accessible, integrated housing. Access Across America is a proposal to HUD for a national program.

Offers a directory of Local ADAPT Groups.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/31/2020
Nationwide Provider
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 900
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 202-387-1968
Nationwide Provider
Address:
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 900
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 202-387-1968
Fax: 202-387-2193
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Services Provided:

AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/25/2020
Nationwide Provider
1825 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-776-0406
Nationwide Provider
Address:
1825 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-776-0406
Toll Free Phone: 800-872-5827
Fax: 202-776-0414
Email: info@ucp.org
Services Provided:

UCP and its 64 affiliates have a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a broad range of disabilities by providing services and support to more than 176,000 children and adults every day. UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/26/2022
Nationwide Provider
820 1st Street NE, Suite 740
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-408-9514
Nationwide Provider
Address:
820 1st Street NE, Suite 740
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-408-9514
TDD: 202-408-9521
Fax: 202-408-9520
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Eligibility: People with disabilities
Services Provided: Guards against abuse, advocating for basic rights, and ensuring accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.Works on behalf of the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy P&A Systems and the Client Assistance Programs CAP for individuals with disabilities.

Assistive Technology Equipment
Information and Referral
Library Services
System Advocacy
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
Nationwide Provider
250 Williams Street NW
PO Box 22478 | Oklahoma City | OK 73123
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 800-227-2345
Nationwide Provider
Address:
250 Williams Street NW
PO Box 22478 | Oklahoma City | OK 73123
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 800-227-2345
Toll Free Phone: 800-227-2345
Services Provided:

Nationwide community-based voluntary organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health risk through research, education, advocacy.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/7/2022
Nationwide Provider
1101 King Street, Suite 380
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-535-7850
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)
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Address:
1101 King Street, Suite 380
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-535-7850
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Services Provided:

The ANCOR Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization created to support the development of innovative programs and disseminate information that will improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Programs include:

  • Included. Supported. Empowered.: Three-year campaign to celebrate the successes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the providers who support them through storytelling.
  • Case for Inclusion: A tool (published annually) evaluating all 50 states and DC on how well state programs are serving individuals with I/DD. In partnership with United Cerebral Palsy.
  • Leadership Academy: Immersive two-year program for mid-career professionals working as I/DD service providers.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 7/31/2020
Nationwide Provider
15 South Mallory Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
Phone: 630-360-2087
Nationwide Provider
Address:
15 South Mallory Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
Phone: 630-360-2087
Email: info@hcunetworkamerica.org
Services Provided:

Resources, information, research information, and support for HCU.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/19/2020