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Developmental Disabilities Supports Division

The Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) oversees three home and community based Medicaid waiver programs. These include the Developmental Disabilities Waiver (Traditional Waiver), the Medically Fragile Waiver (Traditional Waiver), and the Mi Via Self-Directed Waiver. Our Intake and Eligibility Bureau manages the Central Registry for individuals waiting for services. DDSD also provides several State General Funded Services.

DDSD administers the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program, in accordance with the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), for children birth to three years old with or at risk for developmental delay or disability.


Core Values

Vision

Our vision is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live the lives they prefer in their communities.

Mission

Our mission is to effectively administer a system of person-centered community supports and services that promotes positive outcomes for all stakeholders with a primary focus on assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to exercise their right to make choices, grow and contribute to their community.

Principles

Our guiding principles are as follows.

  • Stay Results Focused
  • Work for System Simplicity, Accountability, and Transparency
  • Stay Person/Family Centered
  • Use information wisely using Evidence-Based Practices
  • Work in Partnership
  • Promote Choice
  • Emphasize Prevention

Actions

We will put our guiding principles into action with these basic steps.

  • Accountability – Demonstrate honesty, integrity and honor commitments.
  • Communication – Promote trust through mutual, honest and open dialogue.
  • Teamwork – Share expertise and ideas through creative collaboration to work toward common goals.
  • Respect – Appreciate the dignity, knowledge, and contributions of all persons.
  • Leadership – Promote growth and lead by example throughout the organization and in communities.
  • Customer Service – Place internal and external customers first by assuring their needs are met.

Learn More

Please see our DDSD Acronyms and DDSD Definitions documents for references of common acronyms, abbreviations and definitions used throughout many sections of our website.


Reporting Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

The Division of Health Improvement (DHI) provides oversight for home and community-based Medicaid waiver programs and health facility licensing. DHI routinely conducts investigations into allegations of Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation (DHI) and complaints about health facilities. Please see the Community Programs Reporting in Home & Community-Based Medicaid Waiver Programs section of our website to learn more.


Upcoming Events

Advisory Council on Quality Advisory Council on Quality - Public Meeting Thursday December 12 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Center for Development and Disability
2300 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 505-272-3000 Phone - 505-272-2014 Fax

Meeting will be held in room 103-E.

Bank of the West Building
5301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 505-841-5860 Phone - 505-222-8602 Fax

Developmental Disabilities Waiver case management agency directors attend a mandatory meeting each quarter to get updates and clarification on important program information.

Bank of the West Building
5301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 505-841-5860 Phone - 505-222-8602 Fax

Developmental Disabilities Waiver case management agency directors attend a mandatory meeting each quarter to get updates and clarification on important program information.

Popular Events

Bank of the West Building
5301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 505-841-5860 Phone - 505-222-8602 Fax

Developmental Disabilities Waiver case management agency directors attend a mandatory meeting each quarter to get updates and clarification on important program information.

Bank of the West Building
5301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 505-841-5860 Phone - 505-222-8602 Fax

Developmental Disabilities Waiver case management agency directors attend a mandatory meeting each quarter to get updates and clarification on important program information.


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