New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Promoting advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change to improve the quality of life for New Mexicans with developmental disabilities and their families.

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If you believe a person with any type of disability or elderly person is being abused or neglected, call New Mexico Adul...
02/19/2021

If you believe a person with any type of disability or elderly person is being abused or neglected, call New Mexico Adult Protective Services at (866) 654-3219.

It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not pr...
02/18/2021

It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot.
Go to: cvvaccine.nmhealth.org for more information

Family caregivers are faced with distress and anxiety during COVID-19. Taking care of your body is important :  1)Take d...
02/17/2021

Family caregivers are faced with distress and anxiety during COVID-19. Taking care of your body is important : 1)Take deep breaths, stretch, and meditate. 2) Eat healthy and well balanced meals. 3) Exercise and get plenty of sleep.

02/17/2021

Today's House committee hearing on H.B. 234, the Strengthen Guardianship Provider Oversight Bill, has been postponed. Watch here for a new date and time for a hearing before the N.M. House State Government, Elections, and Indian Affairs Committee!

The NM Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on S.B. 190, the DD Act Update, at 1:30 p.m. today...
02/17/2021
New Mexico Legislature

The NM Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on S.B. 190, the DD Act Update, at 1:30 p.m. today. If passed, this Act will prioritize advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change. For more information on this important bill, see DDPC's Fact Sheet here:https://www.nmddpc.com/media/files/FACT%20SHEET%20-%20DD%20Act%20Update.pdf

To attend this afternoon's hearing, follow this link and click for the Senate Health & Public Affairs Committee hearing: http://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00293/harmony

Finally, if you'd like to submit public comment on this bill, you can email it to: [email protected]

The Arc of NM is accepting applications for its Higher Education Scholarship.  The deadline is March 1, 2021.Go to :  ar...
02/17/2021

The Arc of NM is accepting applications for its Higher Education Scholarship. The deadline is March 1, 2021.
Go to : arcnm.org for more information

02/15/2021
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UPDATE -- the House Education Committee unanimously voted in support of H.B. 222. Thanks to all who came out in support of this Bill, and are working to support New Mexican students and families!

TODAY!! The NM House Education Committee has a hearing on H.B. 222, the Special Education Ombudsman Act.

H.B. 222 would create a Special Education Ombudsman, who will assist students and families navigating the special education system. The Ombud will identify, investigate, and help to resolve students' and families' special education concerns; inform students and families about special education resources in their community; and work with local, state, and federal governments to ensure quality special education services are provided statewide.

To attend and have your voice heard, click here: https://conta.cc/3pnDFMk

For more information about the bill, see the DDPC's Fact Sheet here: https://conta.cc/3rWN2EI

Signs that someone may be a victim of financial abuse:  individual becomes isolated, caregiver suddenly acquires costly ...
02/12/2021

Signs that someone may be a victim of financial abuse: individual becomes isolated, caregiver suddenly acquires costly items, missing cash and unpaid bills without explanation
To report financial abuse call (866) 654-3219

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can receive assistance to register for the COVID -19 vaccin...
02/11/2021

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can receive assistance to register for the COVID -19 vaccine at VaccineNM.org or by calling 1 (800) 432-2080

We all have a role to play in preventing suicide.  Listening and looking for signs of despair, hopelessness and verbal w...
02/11/2021

We all have a role to play in preventing suicide. Listening and looking for signs of despair, hopelessness and verbal warnings to hurt themselves can save lives. Call 911 if you believe anyone is in danger or call the Suicide Hotline @ 1-800-273-8255

Know the Signs for Verbal Abuse
02/09/2021
Verbal Abuse is Painful to People With Disabilities

Know the Signs for Verbal Abuse

Verbal Abuse Is Painful to People With Developmental Disabilities People With Disabilities Are More Likely To Become Victims Verbal abuse can be as destructive, dangerous and hurtful to a person with

New Mexicans 16 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vacc...
02/08/2021
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New Mexicans 16 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To register, go to https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/ or call 1-800-432-2080.

Register with the New Mexico Department of Health to receive your COVID-19 Vaccine. When vaccine is available, NMDOH will send you a notification to schedule your appointment.

Take whatever steps necessary to build a good support system for yourself during these trying times. You will be happier...
02/05/2021

Take whatever steps necessary to build a good support system for yourself during these trying times. You will be happier and
healthier for your efforts but for emotional support go to: https://www.newmexico.gov/stress/

Silver Horizons is offering  free groceries to low-income senior citizens (60+) at 4 drive-thru grocery pickup opportuni...
02/03/2021

Silver Horizons is offering free groceries to low-income senior citizens (60+) at 4 drive-thru grocery pickup opportunities in Bernalillo County. For more information call 505-468-7650.

02/03/2021
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DDPC NEEDS YOUR HELP
We urgently need to UPDATE THE NM DD ACT to ensure New Mexicans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a seat at the table. Please call your legislatures TODAY and ask them to support SB 190 – DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ACT UPDATE so that the Council can focus on strong advocacy and lift up the voices of New Mexicans with IDD!
Go to https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=S&legType=B&legNo=190&year=21 to see the bill and follow its progress
Go tohttps://www.nmddpc.com/media/files/FACT%20SHEET%20-%20DD%20Act%20Update.pdf to see the fact sheet and learn more about the bill

02/03/2021
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IMPORTANT LEGISLATION
DDPC Office of Guardianship wants STRONGER OVERSIGHT OF GUARDIANS who serve our most at-risk New Mexicans. Please call your legislatures TODAY and tell them HB 234 STRENGTHEN GUARDIANSHIP PROVIDER OVERSIGHT is long overdue—we must do more to protect people under guardianship!
Go to https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=234&year=21 to see the bill and follow its progress.
Go tohttps://www.nmddpc.com/media/files/FACT%20SHEET%20-%20Professional%20Guardian%20Licensing%202.1.21.pdf to see the fact sheet and learn more about the bill.

02/03/2021
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TALK TO YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY
The Governor is prioritizing SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPPORT for students and families during the legislative session. Please call your legislatures TODAY and tell them how vital HB 222 SPECIAL EDUCATION OMBUD ACT is for students and families!
Go to https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?chamber=H&legType=B&legNo=222&year=21 to see the bill and follow its progress.
Go tohttps://www.nmddpc.com/media/files/FACT%20SHEET_%20Special%20Ed%20Ombud.pdf to see the fact sheet and learn more about the bill.

02/03/2021
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DDPC partners & supporters, our House Appropriations and Finance Committee is TODAY at 1:30PM in SUBCOMMITTEE B.  We wil...
01/28/2021
Standing Committees - New Mexico Legislature

DDPC partners & supporters, our House Appropriations and Finance Committee is TODAY at 1:30PM in SUBCOMMITTEE B. We will be discussing our budget and some exciting initiatives for the coming year! If you would like to watch, support, or comment, please join us at https://www.nmlegis.gov/Committee/Standing_Committee?CommitteeCode=HAFC and click the link
”Please click this link for public comment for HAFC-B on January 28” at the top of the page.

Feeling Down?  Join a group that meets weekly, either on the phone or online. One example is the Live On Movement, whose...
01/28/2021

Feeling Down? Join a group that meets weekly, either on the phone or online. One example is the Live On Movement, whose mission is to show people with disabilities that life is worth living. Go to: www.liveon.net today!

Are There Side Effects From The COVID-19 Vaccination?Yes,  you may have short term side effects such aspain and swelling...
01/27/2021

Are There Side Effects From The COVID-19 Vaccination?
Yes, you may have short term side effects such as
pain and swelling on your arm where you got your shot
and possible fever, chills, tiredness and headache.

Feeling Emotionally Exhausted due to COVID-19?Schedule time for some fun! Safe social interaction is critical.  Reaching...
01/22/2021

Feeling Emotionally Exhausted due to COVID-19?
Schedule time for some fun! Safe social interaction is critical. Reaching out on the phone or getting Face Time in with friends or family can also provide a much-needed boost.

01/22/2021
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The next DDPC Quarterly Council meeting will be taking place on January 25 from 2:30-5:00 pm. For the agenda and zoom link, go tohttps://www.nmddpc.com/media/files/DDPC%20Quarterly%20Meeting%20-%20Proposed%20Agenda%201.25.21.pdf

Whether you are symptomatic or not—to take a free, in-home saliva test for COVID-19. Visit http://learn.vaulthealth.com/...
01/21/2021

Whether you are symptomatic or not—to take a free, in-home saliva test for COVID-19. Visit http://learn.vaulthealth.com/nm/
You may save your life or the life of a loved one by taking this test.

Stressing over receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?Talk to your doctor or therapist, Educate yourself, & RelaxYou can registe...
01/16/2021

Stressing over receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
Talk to your doctor or therapist, Educate yourself, & Relax
You can register for the vaccine at the following website: cvvaccine.nmhealth.org or call 1-855-600-3453.

Worried About Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine?  Tips That Will Help You
01/14/2021
Worried About Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine? Tips That Will Help You

Worried About Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine? Tips That Will Help You

Worried About Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Because of Possible Side Effects? Things You Can Do To Feel Better Qualified Professionals Can Help Getting through these last ten months of the pandemic h

Lenders are offering temporary relief to homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages due to the COVID-19 emergency.  A ...
01/13/2021

Lenders are offering temporary relief to homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages due to the COVID-19 emergency. A USBC housing counselor can help you to apply, call 505.764.8867 ext. 223

01/11/2021

Are you wanting to learn more about leadership or become a leader in the state of New Mexico? Consider joining the Center for Self Advocacy Advocate Leadership Academy Program. The program runs from January 27 to April 7 on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm. To request an application, send an email to Daniel Ekman at [email protected]

Anxiety is real. If you feel like you want to hurt yourself, you can always reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeli...
01/07/2021

Anxiety is real. If you feel like you want to hurt yourself, you can always reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Call 911 if you are in a EMERGENCY SITUATION. If you feel like you going to hurt yourself this is an emergency.

Tips To Get Outside and Get Some Sun!   1)Avoid crowded parks 2) Stay at least 6 feet away  3) Wear face coverings 4) If...
01/07/2021

Tips To Get Outside and Get Some Sun!
1)Avoid crowded parks 2) Stay at least 6 feet away 3) Wear face coverings 4) If you are sick stay home 5) Wash your hands often, use sanitizer 6) Do not share items with people with whom you don’t live.

Employment Zoom Class for People With  Disabilities - Register Today!
01/05/2021
Employment Zoom Class for People With Disabilities - Register Today!

Employment Zoom Class for People With Disabilities - Register Today!

Employment for People with Disabilities Learn Tips in an Informative Zoom Class from an Employment Expert at Goodwill Industries of New Mexico Register Today! Only 15 Slots Available! How Do We Get A

State of New Mexico staffs a support line specifically for caregivers. The line is available 24/7 to support COVID-19 fr...
01/01/2021

State of New Mexico staffs a support line specifically for caregivers. The line is available 24/7 to support COVID-19 frontline workers. Get connected to a professional counselor. Call 855-507-5509.

Mental Health Resolutions for 2021Practice Gratitude, Prioritize Joy, & Learn to Say No SometimesAll Three Help Decrease...
12/31/2020

Mental Health Resolutions for 2021
Practice Gratitude, Prioritize Joy, & Learn to Say No Sometimes
All Three Help Decrease Stress & Improve Your Well-Being!

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The National Disability Institute and its partner organizations are collecting information to be used in developing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, including in advocacy efforts to press Congress, federal agencies and state governments to protect the interests of persons with disabilities as responses to the coronavirus emergency are developed and implemented. NDI has a brief online survey to collect information on how the emergency is affecting the disability community. We encourage you to go to https://ndiinc.formstack.com/forms/financial_resiliency_during_corona_virus and respond to the survey to help in these advocacy efforts.
Wondering what to do with your time at home? We need you to speak your mind and provide much-needed information so we can develop a comprehensive, accurate, and effective Five-Year Plan to help New Mexicans with disabilities. Go to https://s.surveyplanet.com/NYFvsjjj and complete the survey.
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