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February 26, 2021

Help DDPC Create our Five-Year State Plan

Every five years, DDPC is required to create a Five-Year State Plan, to guide its work of supporting self-advocates, creating systemic change, and building capacity for all New Mexicans with developmental disabilities and their families.

As part of the DDPC community, we want to hear from you about what our priorities should be for the next five years. To get your input, we're holding four focus group sessions, each covering a different subject. Sign up for as many as you like!

Here is the schedule for the focus groups, along with registration information, and the subjects and types of questions we'll be asking:

Home- and Community-Based Services, Monday, March 1, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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  • What services do you currently have access to in your community?

  • Are there any services that you do NOT have access to in your community, but that would be beneficial to you?

  • In what way are services being delivered -- in person, virtually, telephonically, etc.?

  • Are you able to choose how your services are being delivered?

  • Are you satisfied with the level of services you are receiving? Why or why not?


Education, Tuesday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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  • Have you faced difficulties navigating the educational system?

  • What difficulties have you faced during the IEP process?

  • How well is your child doing with tele-education?

  • Have you experienced difficulties collaborating with schools?

  • What difficulties have you faced trying to access services for your child?


Employment, Thursday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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  • What issues prevent you from finding employment?

  • What types of educational trainings, programs, internships, job coaching, or job development would provide you the support you need to help you obtain the job you want?

  • What type of job are you looking for that would bring you job satisfaction and the money you need to survive?

  • Did COVID-19 cost you your employment, or is COVID-19 making it more difficult to find employment?


Legal and Civil Rights, Friday, March 5, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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  • Are there laws, policies, or regulations you believe need to change to more fairly address people with disabilities?

  • Have you or someone you know been discriminated against because of a disability?

  • Have you denied services you believe you should receive?

  • Are there parts of your community you are unable to access?

  • Is there transportation in your community to get where you need to go?


If you cannot make it to one of the sessions, we still want to hear from you! We've set up a survey where you can answer these questions. Click here to complete the survey.

Or, just send an email with your thoughts, suggestions, ideas, and concerns, to We will look at every submission we receive, and your input will be counted!