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Programs that teach people who are affected by an issue the skills that are necessary to stand up for themselves, participate in decisions that are being made about their lives and secure the information, opportunities, respect and services to which they are entitled. (AIRS FP-0500.7800)

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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.
MSC05 3155 1919 Las Lomas NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-277-5428
Organization Name: University of New Mexico (UNM)
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MSC05 3155 1919 Las Lomas NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-277-5428
Email: lgbtqrc@unm.edu
Services Provided:

The UNM LGBTQ Resource Center serves the UNM community by providing education, advocacy, and support through events, trainings, and student groups. The LGBTQ Resource Center was founded in 2010 by students, staff, faculty, and community members to create a space where the LGBTQIA+ community can thrive. Services include educational programming, counseling, HIV testing, library through the LIBROS system (UNM affiliates only), a lounge area, safer sex resources and safe zone training.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 10/3/2022
Casa Q View on Map
PO Box 36168
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: 505-872-2099
Address:
PO Box 36168
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: 505-872-2099
Email: steven.serrano@casaq.org
Services Provided:

Casa Q provides safe living through housing, services and advocacy. Casa Q celebrates and welcomes LGBTQ+ youth and allies and believe that strength and resiliency develops in the youth. Services include culturally appropriate and competent practices. They believe that meaningful participation of LGBTQ youth drive the success of the organization and that providing strength-based services promotes the development of self-efficacy and self-determination.​

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/25/2022
P.O. Box 449
Tesuque, NM 87574
Phone: 415-552-4229
Address:
P.O. Box 449
Tesuque, NM 87574
Phone: 415-552-4229
Fax: 415-552-4729
Email: henny@themountaincenter.org
Services Provided:

Genders & Sexualities Alliances, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice. For additional resources go to https://gsanetwork.org/resources/new-mexico-gsa-network-santa-fe-mountain-center/

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/27/2022
Statewide Provider
625 Silver Avenue SW, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-670-5698
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: NM Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)
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Address:
625 Silver Avenue SW, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-670-5698
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Email: Daniel.Ekman@state.nm.us
Services Provided:

The New Mexico Center for Self Advocacy is a place where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities go to meet, organize, work and train others on how to improve their quality of life. Their goal is to help and support people with developmental disabilities in becoming empowered, making their own decisions, speaking up for themselves and others, taking control of their own lives, creating awareness about disability issues and achieving maximum independence and quality of life.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 10/3/2022
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
Statewide Provider
3909 Juan Tabo Pl NE # 5
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-508-1663
Statewide Provider
Address:
3909 Juan Tabo Pl NE # 5
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-508-1663
Fax: 888-541-7076
Email: Sandy@sdchoices.com
Services Provided:

Self-Directed Choices consultants and administration have diverse experience helping to educate, assist, and guide individuals in all areas of New Mexico. They embrace self-direction principles and inclusive communities. Self-Directed Choices promotes the Know Your Rights campaign and provides information to people and their supports. They support persons of all ages. Their consultants are well-versed to serve people who speak Spanish and Navajo.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/28/2022
Best Buddies View on Map
Statewide Provider
3507 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-299-2552
Statewide Provider
Address:
3507 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-299-2552
Fax: 505-299-1459
Email: newmexico@bestbuddies.org
Services Provided:

Best Buddies in New Mexico offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment, and Leadership Development programs for individuals with and without disabilities. One-to-one friendships between individuals with and without IDD heightens social and emotional development. Integrated employment secures jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and continuously and independently support themselves. The leadership programs educate and empower people with and without IDD to become leaders, public speakers and advocates.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/25/2022
103 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: 505-627-6727
Address:
103 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: 505-627-6727
Fax: 505-627-6754
Email: info@choicescil.org
Services Provided:

Choices ILC assists people with legal rights, personal attendants, accessible housing, money management, education/employment, resource assistance on disability law, equipment and devices, and problem solving. Services include independent living skills training, information and referrals, and individual and systems advocacy. Other services consist of referral for accessible affordable housing, ADA information & related topics, technical assistance and education, and government entities on disability related issues.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/25/2022
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
Services Provided:

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
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
Nationwide Provider
PO Box 66122
Washington, DC 20035
Nationwide Provider
Address:
PO Box 66122
Washington, DC 20035
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Email: info@autisticadvocacy.org
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A national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power. Our staff work to advance civil rights, support self-advocacy in all its forms, and improve public perceptions of autism. We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us. Policy advocacy toolkits, action alerts.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
Nationwide Provider
330 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-401-4634
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Administration for Community Living
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Address:
330 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-401-4634
Services Provided:

Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) work at the state level to protect individuals with disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. There are 57 P&As in the United States and its territories, and each is independent of service-providing agencies in their states. Find local P&A Agency information at the bottom of this page.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/22/2022