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Individuals with Specialized Abilities

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

(800) 526-7234

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

Resume Writing Tips for Disabled Americans

If you are a person with a disability, one of the first considerations you make during your job search is to decide if you will or will not disclose your disability. While being transparent during the interview process is recommended, when writing a resume you do not need to disclose or mention your disability. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations dictate that employers cannot discriminate against prospective employees based on disabilities, to race, color, and age.

Adult Protective Services Division

(866) 654-3219

New Mexico has a “Duty to Report” provision in the Adult Protective Services Act (27-7-30) which states: “Any person, or financial institution, having reasonable cause to believe that an incapacitated adult is being abused, neglected or exploited shall immediately report that information to Adult Protective Services.” Adult Protective Services remains on call for emergent reports of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department

(800) 432-2080

As an equal partner with other cabinet-level departments, the Aging and Long-Term Services Department provides a direct voice and access to critical resources for older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers.

Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque

(505) 823-8060

Our services enable those unable to prepare their own meals to have a hot, healthy, well balanced meal delivered to their door Monday through Friday. Often thought of as only serving the elderly, Meals on Wheels serves anyone of any age who needs us. Some of our clients are recovering from surgery and only need our services for a few weeks all the way to Lorraine who at 104 still lives independently and has been receiving meals from us for 7 years.

Disability Rights New Mexico

Disability Rights New Mexico – DRNM - is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote and expand the rights of persons with disabilities. We are the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and as such we have authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities.

Disability Resources

Disability Resources and Disability Resources NM

Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently. We serve thousands of individuals with disabilities through a multidisciplinary network of service providers and consumers. In order to reach as many people with disabilities as cost effectively as possible, we target our services and publications to libraries, disability organizations, independent living centers, rehabilitation facilities, educational institutions, and health and social service providers.

New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)

(505) 341-0036

The New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council will promote advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. New Mexicans with developmental disabilities and their families will have a culturally competent and coordinated individual and family-centered and-directed, comprehensive system of community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that will enable New Mexicans with developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, productive, and integrated, and included in all facets of community life.

Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability is designed, updated and maintained to help consumers make well-informed decisions about many of life's financial milestones. This guide was created to introduce disabled workers and job-seekers to the rights afforded to them by federal and state governments. In addition, we offer useful tips for finding a job, advice on staying gainfully employed, and guidance that can help you talk with an existing employer about making a reasonable accommodation for you.