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P007: Developmental Disabilities and Supports Division (FY17-FY19 Strategic Plan)

What We Do

The Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) effectively administers a system of person-centered community supports and services that promotes positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

Who We Serve

DDSD is the primary state agency that funds community services and supports for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families in New Mexico.

How We Impact

DDSD's primary focus is on assisting individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families in exercising their right to make choices, grow and contribute to their community.


FY17 OPERATING BUDGET: $160,671,900

  • General Funds: $147,407,700
  • Other Transfers: $8,845,000
  • Federal Funds: $2,819,200
  • Other State Funds: $1,600,000


During FY17, some of DDSD’s accomplishments included:

  • Engaged in developing a Client Data Management System in coordination with NM HSD’s Medicaid Management Information System-Replacement (MMIS-R) project
  • Engaged Gartner Consulting’s Public Sector Health and Human Services Practice to finalize business requirements, conduct a feasibility study and procurement strategy
  • The Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for another five years
  • The Know Your Rights Campaign (KYR) and Steering Committee provided outreach and education through a number of activities and forums
  • Training conducted for the Division of Health Improvement (DHI) with advocates, DDSD, DDPC and Attorney General’s office
  • Conducted nine trainings across the state on the revised Clinical Criteria for the DD Waiver
  • Implemented the Therap Health Record Audit for Jackson Class Members
  • Completed the first full quarter of implementation of the Backlog Plan, which systemically addresses the backlog of applications for individuals on the Central Registry. During this quarter, 296 applications in the Central Registry were moved from a “Start” status to either “Complete – Awaiting Allocation” or “Closed” for reasons other than allocation. Also during this quarter, 126 new registrations were added to the Central Registry. This quarter marks the first decline in the number of individuals on the Central Registry without a large allocation group. 

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