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

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.

Actions

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


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.


Upcoming Events

DDW Wait List Subcommittee Advisory Council on Quality - Public Meeting Wednesday December 13 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bank of the West Building
5301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 505-841-5860 Phone - 505-222-8602 Fax

Meeting will be held in the 17th floor conference room. The wait list subcommittee is a part of the Advisory Council on Quality and the goal is to improve intake, information, referral, and community navigation of the Developmental Disabilities Waiver.

Advisory Council on Quality Advisory Council on Quality - Public Meeting Thursday December 14 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bank of the West Building
5301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 505-841-5860 Phone - 505-222-8602 Fax

Meeting will be held in the 2nd floor conference room.

School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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.

Popular Events

Preschool for the Blind and Visually Impaired
801 Steven Moody St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

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.

Region IV Education Cooperative
143 El Paso Road, Ruidoso, NM 88345

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.

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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