Disability Rights New Mexico: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

New Mexico

“State and federal laws assure that persons with a disability have the same human and civil rights as everyone else, including equal access to services and employment. They also have a right to many services and benefits. When their rights are respected, people with disabilities have an opportunity to fully participate in society.



Disability Rights New Mexico is a private, non-profit organization which protect, promote and expand the rights of people with disabilities in New Mexico. Founded in 1979 and authorized through federal law and an Executive Order of the Governor, DRNM is the state's only legal rights center for people with disabilities. Each year, after public hearings and comment, DRNM sets priorities for the cases and disability problems it will address.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
  • State of New Mexico
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