New Mexico Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See New Mexico Web Resources


STATE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION:  Special
Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL Rehabilitation Agency. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5. 
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH 
for children and youth.
PARENT-TEACHER Association (PTA) TECHNOLOGY RELATED Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH /Retardation PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
PARENT TO PARENT
Assistance

 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Diego Gallegos, State Director
Special Education, Department of Education – Education Building
300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
            (505) 827-6541      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

J. David Nelson
Early Childhood Consultant
Special Education Unit, Department of Education
300 Don Gasper Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
            (505) 827-6788      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Cathy Stevenson, Part H Coordinator
Department of Health
Development Disabilities Division
1190 St. Francis Drive
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
            (505) 827-2573      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Terry Brigance, Director
Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Dept. of Education
435 St. Michaels Drive, Building D
Santa Fe, NM 87505
            (505) 827-3511      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Carolyn Luck, Assistant Superintendent
Adult Basic Education, State Dept. of Education
Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
            (505) 827-6655      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Jack Callaghan, Director
Division of Mental Health, Department of Health
1190 St. Francis Drive, Room 3078N
Santa Fe, NM 87502
            (505) 827-2651      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Carol Watts, Director
Children, Youth & Families Department
Prevention & Intervention Division
P.O. Box 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
            (505) 827-5888      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Ramona Florez-Lopez, Director
Long-Term Services, Dept. of Health
1190 Saint Francis Drive, P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
            (505) 827-2574      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Chris Isengard, Director
New Mexico DD Planning Council
435 Saint Michael’s Drive, Bldg D
Santa Fe, NM 87505
            (505) 827-7590      ;             (505) 827-7589       (Fax)

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

James Jackson, Executive Director
Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.
1720 Louisiana Blvd., N.E., Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
            (505) 256-3100      ;             (800) 432-4682       (In NM)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Ann Taulbee, Chief
Family Health Bureau, Dept. of Health
1190 Saint Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87502
            (505) 827-2350      Marilyn Sakara, Program Manager
Department of Health
Public Health Division, Children’s Medical Services
P.O. Box 22110
Santa Fe, NM 87502
            (505) 827-2548      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Gary Hauge, Director
Commission for the Blind
PERA Building, Room 553
Santa Fe, NM 87503
            (505) 827-4479      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Karen L. Courtney, Interim Executive Director
NM Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1435 St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501
            (505) 827-7584       (V/TTY);             (505) 827-7588       (TTY)
            (800) 489-8536       (V/TTY, in NM only)
            (800) 873-8897       (V/TTY, News Line in NM)
E-mail: courteny@nm-us.campus.mci.net

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Diego Gallegos, State Director
Department of Education, Special Education
300 Don Gaspar, Education Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
            (505) 827-6541      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Karen Krout, President
New Mexico Brain Injury Foundation
11000 Candalaria, NW, Suite 113-W
Albuquerque, NM 87112
            (505) 292-7414      ;             (888) 292-7415       (in NM)

Learning Disabilities
Penny White, President
NM Learning Disabilities Association
6301 Menaul NE, #556
Albuquerque, NM 87110
            (505) 821-2545      
E-mail: whiteps@aol.com
URL: http://www.viva.com/nm/nmlda

Mental Health
Susan Erickson, President
Consumer Coalition
1720 Louisiana NE #204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
            (505) 255-2822      ;             (800) 551-5073       (In NM)

Patricia Reilly, President
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New Mexico
P.O. Box 3086
Albuquerque, NM 87190-3086
            (505) 260-0154      ;             (800) 953-6745      

Mental Retardation
John Foley, Executive Director
The Arc of NM
3500 Commanche, N.E., Building G
Albuquerque, NM 87107
            (505) 883-4630      

Speech and Hearing
Berna Woods, Administrative Assistant
NM Speech-Language-Hearing Association
P.O. Box 53580
Albuquerque, NM 87153
            (505) 281-8465      
E-mail: bwoods@NMIA.com

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of NM, Inc.
1127 University NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
            (505) 242-1184      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Marlis Hadley, President
Easter Seal Society of NM
2819 Richmond Drive, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107
            (505) 888-3811      

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Catherine McClain, Director
University of New Mexico
Health Sciences Center
Center for Developmental Disabilities
School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM 87131-5020
            (505) 272-3000      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Alan Klaus, Project Director
New Mexico Technology Assistance Program
435 St. Michael’s Drive, Building D
Santa Fe, NM 87505
            (800) 866-ABLE       (V);             (505) 954-8539      
            (800) 659-4915       (TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECTS

Sallie Van Curen, Executive Director
Parents Reaching Out (P.R.O), Project Adobe
1000 A Main Street, NW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
            (505) 865-3700      ;             (800) 524-5176       (In NM)Rosemary Gallegos, Director
STEP*HI Parent/Infant Program
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Early Childhood Programs
1060 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87503
            (505) 827-6789       (V/TTY)

Martha J. Gorospe, Project Director
Education for Parents of Indian Children
with Special Needs/(EPICS) Project
P.O. Box 788
Bernalillo, NM 87004
            (505) 867-3396      ;             (800) 765-7320       (V/TTY)
E-mail: epics@highfiver.com

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Sallie Van Curen, Executive Director
Parents Reaching Out (P.R.O)
1000 A Main Street, NW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
            (505) 865-3700      ;             (800) 524-5176       (In NM)

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Marcanne Kouri-Beck, President
New Mexico Congress of Parents and Teachers
3315 Louisiana Blvd., N.E.
Montgomery Complex
Albuquerque, NM 87110
            (505) 881-0712      


New Mexico Web
 

Community Service (volunteering)  
ToySHARE Disaster Relief  
Socorro Search and Rescue 

Computers & Technology  
La Plaza de Taos Telecommunity 
Tech Corps New Mexico

Disability Information  
Challenge New Mexico 
Otero County Arc 
Southern New Mexico Center for Independent Living Education  
New Mexico Learning Disabilities Association (NM-LDA) 
New Mexico MESA, Inc. 
 
Health  
Los Alamos Caring Canine Companions 
Margarita Miranda de Mascareñas Foundation 
Santa Fe Cares
Children and Youth  
New Mexico Young Marines 
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps 
 
 
Homelessness and Housing  
Joy Junction, Inc. 
Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity 
Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse  
Overeaters Anonymous


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