New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

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


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


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.


Our guiding principles are as follows.


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

Learn More

Please see the DDSD Terminology Reference for a list of common acronyms and abbreviations used throughout many sections of our website.

Upcoming Events

Mi Via Advisory Committee Mi Via Advisory Committee - Public Meeting Thursday October 26 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bank of the West Building
5301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 505-841-5860 Phone - 505-222-8602 Fax

This meeting will be held in the Suite 17 conference room. The Mi Via Advisory Committee will meet approximately four times per year, with the location to be determined and announced prior to each meeting. Meetings will be at least two hours in length and can be attended in-person or by phone.

Parents Reaching Out
1920 Columbia Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

The Interagency Coordinating Council is federally mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C to advise and assist the Department of Health – Developmental Disabilities Supports Division in the administration of a statewide system of early intervention through the Family Infant Toddler program.

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