Resources Title

New Mexico

1. State CHIP Program
New Mexi Kids

New Mexico Human Services Department - Medical Assistance Division
P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2348
(888) 997-2583

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Andy Gomm, Part C Coordinator
Family Infant Toddler Program
New Mexico Department of Health
1190 St. Francis Drive
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
(505) 827-2578; (877) 696-1472
Web & E-mail

Information Center for New Mexicans with Disabilities BabyNet
(for information about medical and support services for pre-natal, infants, and toddlers)
Phyllis C. Shingle, Education Specialist
2300 Menaul, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 272-8549; (800) 552-8195 (in NM)

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Harriet C. Forman, Consultant
Early Childhood Special Education
Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
(505) 827-6462

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Denise Koscielniak, Director
Special Education Bureau
Public Education Department
120 S. Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-1457
Web & E-mail

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Dr. Don E. Watson, Assistant Secretary for Assessment & Accountability
Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
(505) 827-6683
Web & E-mail

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Gary Beene, Assistant Secretary
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
435 St. Michaels Drive, Building D
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 954-8500; (505) 954-8511 (V/TTY)
(800) 224-7005
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
Susan Lancaster, Education Administrator
Public Education Department
Special Education Bureau
120 Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-1423
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Patrick Putnam, Director
New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
810 W. San Mateo Road, Suite C
Santa Fe, NM 87505-4144
(505) 476-7321
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
Karen Meador, Director
Behavioral Health Services Division
New Mexico Department of Health
1190 St. Francis Drive, Room N3300
Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 827-2658

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Jack Callaghan, Deputy Director
New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department
Family Services
P.O. Box 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
(505) 827-9988
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Catherine McClain, Director
Center for Development and Disability (CDD)
University of New Mexico
2300 Menaul Boulevard, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 272-3000
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
James Jackson, Executive Director
Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.
1720 Louisiana Boulevard, N.E., Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 256-3100; (800) 432-4682 (In NM)
Web & E-mail

Native American Protection & Advocacy, Inc.
Therese E. Yanan, Executive Director
3535 E. 30th Street, Suite 201
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 566-5880; (800) 862-7271 (intake and client only)
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Jane Peacock, Bureau Chief
Family Health Bureau
Public Health Division
New Mexico Department of Health
2040 S. Pacheco, Room 103
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8901

New Mexico Department of Health, Public Health Division
Family Health Bureau, Children's Medical Services
Lynn Christiansen, Program Manager
2040 S. Pacheco, Room 226B
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8868; (877) 890-4692
Web & E-mail


Updated: September, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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