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DDSD Reports to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee

Leadership within DDSD reported on progress to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee.

Read the Report to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee

Senate Memorial 20

In 2013, the New Mexico Legislature authorized the Department of Health to form a subcommittee to study and report on ways to reduce the time that eligible individuals wait for developmental disability waiver services. The subcommittee was composed of representatives from the following stakeholder groups:

  • Individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Family members and guardians of people with developmental disabilities
  • Department of Health's Developmental Disabilities Supports Division
  • Medical Assistance Division in the Human Services Department
  • Advisory Council of Service Providers and Case Managers
  • Disability Rights New Mexico
  • New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
  • The Arc of New Mexico
  • Center for Development and Disability
  • Parents Reaching Out

Read the full text of Senate Memorial 20

The subcommittee met several times in 2013 to develop a plan to reach the goal of reducing the time a person waits for NM DDW services to three years. The subcommittee issued a report with their recommendations.

Read the Senate Memorial 20 Subcommittee Recommendations Report

Request for Proposal - Systems Capacity Mini Grants

To improve the Developmental Disabilities Program infrastructure and increase capacity and quality in the DD community provider system.

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