New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing NMCDHH provides services to individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, and speech disabled. We are located in the white BBVA Bank Plaza building in downtown Albuquerque.
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Access free visitor parking from 6th or Roma. NMCDHH Staff are currently teleworking. Please contact us at [email protected] or call (505) 795-0862 Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm so we can assist you.

Operating as usual

New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing staff will not be working Friday, January 1, 2021.  Happy New Year!
12/29/2020

New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing staff will not be working Friday, January 1, 2021. Happy New Year!

The New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) has introduced a new text line called REACH NM.  Text 505.5...
12/29/2020

The New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) has introduced a new text line called REACH NM. Text 505.591.9144 any time 24/7 to report child abuse or neglect or to find nearby resources. See more on their website:
https://cyfd.org/news/news/introducing-reach-nm

Interpreters:  The DeafBlind Interpreting National Training and Resource Center is offering five modules on DeafBlind in...
12/29/2020
Online Learning

Interpreters: The DeafBlind Interpreting National Training and Resource Center is offering five modules on DeafBlind interpreting at no cost, including RID CEUs. Learn more on their website:
www.dbinterpreting.com/onlinelearning.html

DBI webinars, modules, and other online learning resources can be accessed on demand via DBI Moodle, our virtual classroom space. No other registration is required. Sign in or sign up today to get started!

The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind is conducting a national search for  the position of Principal at the P...
12/17/2020
Online Employment Application | Open Positions

The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind is conducting a national search for the position of Principal at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf. The posting closes January 29, 2021. View the position description and apply at the link below.

The New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing staff will be off these days:Thursday, December 24Friday, December ...
12/16/2020

The New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing staff will be off these days:
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Friday, January 1
Happy Holidays!

The New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing has created a five-part vlog series about the Red to Green Framewor...
12/07/2020
Red to Green Framework

The New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing has created a five-part vlog series about the Red to Green Framework for counties to reopen. The videos are in ASL with English captions and a transcript posted on YouTube, and linked on our website.

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Some good news: our two-week reset had successful results. If we continue to act like we did during the reset, staying h...
12/07/2020

Some good news: our two-week reset had successful results. If we continue to act like we did during the reset, staying home and not giving the virus opportunities to spread, we will continue to see results. The threat posed by COVID-19 is high, but our actions make a difference.

Missing holiday parties and sweaters?  HLAA is having a virtual Open House at 2pm on December 12.  Register at the link ...
12/03/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: HLAA Virtual Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Missing holiday parties and sweaters? HLAA is having a virtual Open House at 2pm on December 12. Register at the link below.
https://hearingloss.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArf-ypqj8vHdM8pWSIsoTwU6dnWexPpn1y

HLAA California State Association presents HLAA Virtual Meeting - Holiday Open House! Wear your favorite holiday sweater or hat. Find a Holiday virtual background. Play the Holiday Snap game! How observant are you? Join us in the fun! Share the holiday spirit by supporting each other with smiles and...

Hearing Loss Association of America - Albuquerque Chapter December newsletter is now on their website.  It includes Zoom...
12/02/2020

Hearing Loss Association of America - Albuquerque Chapter December newsletter is now on their website. It includes Zoom links for their next meeting on December 19 on dealing with stress during the holidays. www.hearinglossabq.org

Here are the Public Health Order rules that start today, December 2.  Only one of New Mexico's 33 counties has moved to ...
12/02/2020

Here are the Public Health Order rules that start today, December 2. Only one of New Mexico's 33 counties has moved to the yellow phase - the rest are red. A vlog on this information is coming soon.
Stay safe and well, everyone! 😷

The film "The Sound of Metal" is offering a free virtual screening on December 3 at 6:30pm.   A drummer who is losing hi...
12/01/2020

The film "The Sound of Metal" is offering a free virtual screening on December 3 at 6:30pm. A drummer who is losing his hearing is introduced to the Deaf community. Read the description, view the trailer, and register to attend at the link below.
https://soundofmetalscreening.splashthat.com
There are multiple Deaf actors in the film, including Lauren Ridloff, Shaheem Sanchez, Chelsea Lee, and Hillary Baack all playing Deaf roles. It also has a coda actor, Paul Raci, playing a key role of a late-deafened person named Joe. #DeafTalent

New Mexico Mentoring is now accepting applications for the Spring 2021 Mentoring session!New Mexico Mentoring is seeking...
11/30/2020

New Mexico Mentoring is now accepting applications for the
Spring 2021 Mentoring session!

New Mexico Mentoring is seeking mentors and mentees! This structured distance-based 16-week program is designed to support the continuing development of licensed signed language interpreters throughout New Mexico. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mandatory orientation normally held in Albuquerque will be held remotely on Zoom. Participants are required to attend the orientation, then the rest of the program is conducted asynchronously via the use of technology – so mentors and mentees from around New Mexico can participate from their homes at times that are convenient for them. Each curriculum requires approximately 4-6 hours of work per week. Participants may earn up to 2.0 RID CEUs, and rural interpreters are given selection preference.

The mandatory Orientation meeting will be on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The Spring 2021 Session will run from January 9 to May 10, 2021.

Mentors are paid for their work, and the application fee for Mentees is just $40.

Contact Lisa Dignan at [email protected] for more information or to request an application. Completed application packets are due by 2pm on Monday, December 14, 2020, and applications must be submitted electronically.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  Zoom has removed the 40-minute limit on calls today so family gatherings ...
11/26/2020

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Zoom has removed the 40-minute limit on calls today so family gatherings don't get cut short. #ZoomTogether ♥🏡🦃

Please take good care of yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally.  If you need support, you can find help 24 hou...
11/25/2020

Please take good care of yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you need support, you can find help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer to Peer Warmline. https://nmcrisisline.com or 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)

New Mexico Department of Health
11/24/2020

New Mexico Department of Health

If you or a loved one is experiencing any kind of emotional crisis, mental health or substance use concern, you can find help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer to Peer Warmline. https://nmcrisisline.com/

#MentalHealthMondays #MentalHealthMondaysNM

Here is another video produced by NMCDHH which focuses on the 3 tier levels for re-opening and the amended Big-Box Retai...
11/23/2020

Here is another video produced by NMCDHH which focuses on the 3 tier levels for re-opening and the amended Big-Box Retail Restrictions.
https://youtu.be/t1_i_HSQFFE

RIT's Future Quest will hold a virtual meeting for transition-age students in New Mexico on December 1.   See more infor...
11/23/2020

RIT's Future Quest will hold a virtual meeting for transition-age students in New Mexico on December 1. See more information on their website: www.rit.edu/ntid/futurequest.

With the long incubation period and because you can be contagious without symptoms, getting a COVID-19 test just before ...
11/23/2020

With the long incubation period and because you can be contagious without symptoms, getting a COVID-19 test just before Thanksgiving doesn't help. Gatherings with people you don't live with aren't safe – please stay home and celebrate Thanksgiving with your own household.

The HLAA Albuquerque Chapter November meeting is tomorrow, November 21,  on Zoom.  Find the details and Zoom link on the...
11/20/2020

The HLAA Albuquerque Chapter November meeting is tomorrow, November 21, on Zoom. Find the details and Zoom link on their website: www.hearinglossabq.org. Tomorrow's topic is dementia and hearing loss.

From the Governor - Remember: New Mexico is currently in a "reset" period in our fight against COVID-19.  Stay home.  Do...
11/19/2020

From the Governor - Remember: New Mexico is currently in a "reset" period in our fight against COVID-19. Stay home. Do not gather with friends or family. Shop local online or via no-contact pick-up methods. We can all do our part to protect our fellow New Mexicans.

NMCDHH produced another vlog which focuses on the COVID-19 Hotline, Flu Shot, and the COVID-19 Tracing Response.  https:...
11/19/2020

NMCDHH produced another vlog which focuses on the COVID-19 Hotline, Flu Shot, and the COVID-19 Tracing Response.
https://youtu.be/wAIxZsFx02k

Thanksgiving Holiday Closure: NMCDHH staff will not be working Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observan...
11/19/2020

Thanksgiving Holiday Closure: NMCDHH staff will not be working Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. We wish you all a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
11/18/2020

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Here's what happened today: A shocking new high point for cases. A shocking new record of deaths. New Mexico's first pediatric COVID-19 death – a pre-teen has died.

Please understand: This is an emergency.

I will say it again: This is an emergency. Shelter in place.

The virus is everywhere. Don't go out. Don't go shopping. Don't take extra errands. Don't go see friends. Don't infect your loved ones. Don't end up in a hospital.

Here's what you CAN do:

Stay at home. Protect your family. Protect your community. Protect our state.

Please, stay home as much as possible. Together we can slow the spread of #COVID19. #ProtectNM #StayhomeSaveLivesVisit t...
11/17/2020

Please, stay home as much as possible. Together we can slow the spread of #COVID19. #ProtectNM #StayhomeSaveLives
Visit the NM DOH website for more info: https://cv.nmhealth.org.

Address

505 Marquette Ave NW, Ste 1550
Albuquerque, NM
87102

We are located in downtown Albuquerque in the Compass Bank Plaza at 5th and Marquette. We are fully accessible by public transit and have free visitor parking on the north side of the building.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

+15057950862

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