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Federal Program

This program provides funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living/Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) to engage in advocacy, capacity building and system change activities for individuals with developmental disabilities. This initiative conducts and supports programs, projects and activities that carry out the purpose of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. The federal Five-Year Plan for New Mexico focuses on five priority areas:

SELF-ADVOCACY

    • Self-Advocacy Leadership Initiatives and Expanded Outreach
    • Statewide Self-Advocacy Summit

EDUCATION and EARLY INTERVENTION

    • Educational Rights for Families
    • Higher Education Transition
    • LRE Infrastructure Initiative

LEADERSHIP/QUALITY ASSURANCE

    • Information Network with UNM Center for Development and Disability
    • Disability Rights Awareness Days
    • Southwest Conference on Disability
    • Electronic Communications/Social Media

COMMUNITY ACTION and SUPPORT

    • Native American Initiatives
    • Disability Coalition
    • Policy Action Network

EMPLOYMENT

    • Employment options and income generating opportunities