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State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon New Mexico’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
-0.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
2,085,109
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-1.73%
Change from
2014 to 2015
156,118
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
48,139
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.46%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.84%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
72.13%

General

2013 2014 2015
Population. 2,085,287 2,085,572 2,085,109
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 165,038 158,816 156,118
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 58,220 48,261 48,139
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 755,937 769,057 771,842
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 35.28% 30.39% 30.84%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 70.10% 71.23% 72.13%
Overall unemployment rate. 6.90% 6.50% 6.60%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 24.30% 26.50% 24.80%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 21.60% 20.50% 19.70%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 159,355 149,516 153,260
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 152,418 151,999 153,746
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 243,404 229,027 229,605
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 6,123 6,009 8,543
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 131,004 132,403 131,181
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 25,064 26,274 27,226
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 2,242 1,842 1,526
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). 327 N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 6,378 8,038 9,540
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 28,235 30,138 30,453

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,875 1,816 1,876
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 3.30% 3.20% 3.30%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 70,536 64,694 65,167

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 2,730 2,039 978
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 8,684 7,024 2,795
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 11,997 10,006 3,988
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 22.80% 20.40% 24.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A 0.70% 0.40%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.30% 0.30% N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.00% 1.00% 0.80%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A 153 130
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 81 78 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 285 236 292
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 4,574 4,564 4,782
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04 0.05 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2012 2013 2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 2 12 7
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 1 7 6
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 50.00% 58.00% 86.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 0.05 0.34 0.29

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
1,830
1,877
2,018
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 23 13 17
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 217 250 319
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 522 524 526
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 50 519 574
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 339 353 375
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 221 218 207
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 19.30% 22.90% N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 2,363 2,303
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 99,210 100,060
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 48 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 46 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $7,936,000 $7,547,000 $7,288,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0 $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $28,962,000 $12,873,000 $12,807,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $6,291,000 $23,826,000 $25,673,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 35.00% 33.00% 32.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 877 2,503 2,565
Number of people served in facility based work. 0 0 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 3,348 1,651 1,684
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 55.80 52.40 51.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 50.40% 49.74% 50.61%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 20.60% 20.68% 19.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.09% 0.93% 0.91%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 91.56% 94.04% 96.36%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 40.80% 43.83% 43.26%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 71.50% 74.92% 76.10%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 79.00% 81.17% 80.71%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 30.70% 31.09% 32.84%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 711,613
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 877
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 392
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 392
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,148,725

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 6 4 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 4 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 182 520
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 182 520

 


New Mexico ABLE Legislation (HB 61) - 03/03/2016

Relating to accounts for the support of persons with disabilities; creating the accounts for person with disabilities act; enacting enabling legislation required by the federal Achieving A Better Life Experience Act of 2014; requiring the office of the state treasurer to establish and maintain a qualified program for such accounts; declaring an emergency.  

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

New Mexico Senate Memorial 25 - 02/11/2016

A memorial requesting the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability to convene a task force to conduct a needs assessment and report on ways to improve the system of school-to-work transition for students with disabilities in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico House Joint Memorial 72 - 02/15/2005

“A joint memorial requesting that the Executive Task Force on Disability Employment develop policies, procedures and guidelines to increase the employment of persons with disabilities in state government.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Employment Awareness Month Proclamation (October 2014) - 10/01/2014

Whereas the state of New Mexico has begun a partnership of state agencies New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Services Division, and the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with the University of New Mexico to improve employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and   Whereas, the partnership includes a combination of University partners including the Center for Development and Disabilities, the University of New Mexico Hospital and the Anderson School of Management, and   Whereas, the employment of persons with intellectual disabilities advances a diverse workforce with benefits both to employees with intellectual disabilities and to businesses in New Mexico,   Now, Therefore, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the state of New Mexico, do hereby proclaim October, 2014 as “Employment Disability Awareness Month” throughout the state of New Mexico, and encourage all businesses statewide to fully utilize the skills and talents that individuals with intellectual disabilities can bring to the workforce.  

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)DRAFT LOCAL PLAN - 06/02/2017

~~“Local Employer Engagement:The private sector driven board and its CEOs are very cognizant of the diversity of the constituency it serves. Employer engagement will help align programs with employer needs to improve the potential for job seekers to obtain steady secure jobs in career pathways that lead to stackable credentials and self-sufficiency and create the foundation necessary for a vibrant diverse local economy. As such, offering the highest level of customer service to all its customers is of primary importance. The board vision places employers as the primary customer of the system. Therefore the board views its  role to job seekers as ensuring, to the fullest extent possible, that individuals are trained to be able to succeed both now and the future in the current and emerging workforce in the area. This is why chambers, economic developers and small business development professionals are being asked to join the board’s committees to serve as advisors to the establishment a strong workforce development system.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • WIOA

New Mexico Department of Developmental Disabilities Supports Division Employment First Authorization and Implementation Policy and Procedure - 11/15/2016

"Establishes procedures for supporting working age adults to have access to valued employment opportunities as the preferred service in New Mexico. Access to competitive integrated employment will enable the person to engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community. Case Managers and Interdisciplinary Team members shall give preference to community and natural supports to assist individuals to attain their employment goals and desired outcomes."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increasse collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Integrated Workforce Plan - Wagner-Peyser Act 2012-2017 - 09/13/2012

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP):    The SCSEP has two goals:   1) Assisting income-eligible persons, age 55 or older, to obtain employment; and   2) Providing community service through paid, part-time, training positions.    Enrolled participants receive:  •Work experience, on-the-job training, and new or improved skills; and  •Empowerment to overcome barriers to employment, such as lack of self-confidence, lack of language fluency, or physical disabilities.   
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Manual of Operating Instructions (MOP) - 08/01/2012

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a program that offers unique services to individuals with disabilities for the express purpose of assisting them in achieving an employment outcome. NMDVR is committed to providing quality and culturally sensitive services to all eligible New Mexicans, including typically underserved populations such as individuals in rural communities, tribal members and those with significant or multiple disabilities... VR services are provided with a focus on employment, and with an emphasis on quality services. Counseling and guidance are the primary services, with an emphasis on a partnership between the participant and the VR counselor, as well as the establishment of partnerships with community resources, tribal entities and employers. In order to serve as many individuals as possible, the NMDVR service delivery system also places an emphasis on utilizing its resources in an efficient manner.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

New Mexico Interagency Behavioral Health Service Requirements and Utilization Guidelines for Supported Employment - 07/20/2004

~~This document defines supported employment and provides program, provider, staffing, documentation, and other requirements of providers of supported employment services.“Supported  Employment  provides  on  the  job  supports  in  an integrated  work  setting  with  ongoing  support  services  for  individuals  in  need  of intensive supported employment services in order to perform work.  Activities are typically  performed  by  a  job  developer,  job  coach  and/or  job  specialist  (case manager) to achieve a successful employment outcome.” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

NM Seed Loan Program

"Seed" stands for "Self Employment for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities". The program  makes loans available to individuals with disabilities regardless of the type of disability, age, income level, or location of residence in the state, to purchase needed equipment and home-based business supplies. San Juan Center for Independence, in collaboration with Accion and New Mexico Technology Assistance Program, provides low interest loans on a case by case basis."

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

 

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increase collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative - 06/01/2004

“The Collaborative was created by Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico State Legislature during the 2004 Legislative Session. The Legislation allows several state agencies and resources involved in behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery to work as one in an effort to improve mental health and substance abuse services in New Mexico. This cabinet-level group represents 15 state agencies and the Governor’s office.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partners for Employment

Partners for Employment is a collaborative approach to increasing employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our partners include the University of New Mexico, the Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Supports Division and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The primary goal for Partners for Employment is to build capacity within the state of New Mexico among state agencies personnel, service providers, family members, self-advocates, employers and other supports.

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Workforce Development Board

The board member from the community colleges shall solicit input from the community college constituency and work with regional and statewide businesses and other partners and the economic development department to create career pathways and align curriculum and facilitate plans with the economic development department, human services department and labor department strategic plans

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Department of Health Action Steps

The New Mexico Department of Health will, "continue to utilize the New Mexico Employment Institute (NMEI) in areas of job development and technical assistance to train and assist providers.

DDSD hopes to achieve the 38% FY13 target, through continued technical assistance to supported employment providers; trainings from national speakers; utilization of NMEI and other consultants; and continue an emphasis on Employment First by DDSD staff.

Continue to schedule and conduct local Employment Leadership Network meetings to support employment efforts among providers, employers and individuals served.

Continue to work closely with the National Supported Employment Network of which we are a mentor state. Medicaid Infrastructure Grant funding has been secured to facilitate training of providers"

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

New Mexico Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

“The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Meaningful Day Initiative New Mexico

“The goal of the Meaningful Life initiative is to help individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve outcomes that lead to full, satisfying and productive lives, such as: Freedom of choice, positive, interdependent relationships with family and friends, a satisfying job and the economic benefits of employment, a safe, comfortable home in a safe neighborhood; being respected, included in and a member of your culture and community, the ability to get places easily; good health and access to good health care; and enjoying one's personal choice of hobbies, recreation and leisure activities."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partners for Employment 2017 Events and Trainings - 07/01/2017

~~This site has a list of training sessions for School to Work Transition teams and Supported Employment for Local Leaders

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico Partners for Employment Events and Training - 04/15/2016

This webpage lists upcoming training and capacity building events intended for providers, people with disabilities, and employers throughout New Mexico.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Employer Needs Analysis Tip Sheet - 03/17/2015

This tip sheet discusses Employer Needs Analyses in their utility, importance and relevance to Customized Employment. It goes though the steps of implementing Employer Needs Analyses, what to look for and what material to present to the employer.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

New Mexico Workforce Investment Act Title I Wagner-Peyser Act (2012-2017) - 09/13/2012

Long-term strategies to improve outcomes of individuals with disabilities include the support of Disability Coordinators in Workforce Connection Centers. The purpose of the Disability Coordinator is to promote a collaborative and coordinated approach to employment services for persons with disabilities. Disability Coordinators are trained in best practices for serving persons with disabilities and are able to assist them with assistive technology. In addition, they are charged with increasing employer awareness and making a business case for hiring people with disabilities. The Disability Coordinators are merit based state staff and funded partially with Wagner Peyser 10% funds.

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Best Practice Guide - 11/30/2002

This guide provides anecdotal examples of people with disabilities who have obtained jobs through methods such as Job Carving, Job Development, Competitive Employment, and others both in and outside of the state of New Mexico. It also addresses different approaches to Job Tailoring, such as Job Tailoring Costs, Job Carving and Restructuring, Job Sharing, Mentoring and Home Work Station/Ergonomic/ Accommodation Support.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

A Business Perspective on Customized Employment Tip Sheet

This tip sheet describes Customized Employment as replacing the "one size fits all" philosophy of hiring. Explains how it aligns with HR "made to order employment relationship" trends. Provides instructions on how to implement the steps of CE.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

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New Mexico (Mi Via) State HCBS Transition Plan - 11/14/2014

The goal of Mi Via is to provide a community-based alternative that 1) facilitates greater participant choice and control over the types of services and supports that are purchased within an agreed upon budgetary amount; and 2) enables the State to serve the most people possible within available resources. Mi Via will be administered through a partnership between Department of Health and Human Services Department.   In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published Final Rule 2249-F/2296-F which made changes to the 1915 (c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program, including a requirement for states to submit HCBS waiver settings transition plans.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services Update - 10/01/2013

This presentation elaborates upon the updates to the services provided by the Developmental Disabilities Waiver in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health

Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico ESEA Flexibility Request - 02/15/2012

The New Mexico Public Education Department’s ESEA flexibility request was approved on February 15, 2012.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid State Plan

A State Plan is a contract between a state and the Federal Government describing how that state administers its Medicaid program. It gives an assurance that a state abides by Federal rules and may claim Federal matching funds for its Medicaid program activities. The state plan sets out groups of individuals to be covered, services to be provided, methodologies for providers to be reimbursed and the administrative requirements that States must meet to participate.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other

New Mexico DD (0173.R05.00)

“Provides case management, community integrated employment, customized community supports, living supports, personal support, respite, nutritional counseling, OT for adults, PT for adults, speech and language therapy for adults, supplemental dental care, assistive technology, behavior support consultation, crisis support, customized in-home supports, environmental mods, independent living transition, intensive medical living supports, non-medical transportation, personal support technology/on-site response, preliminary risk screening and consultation related to inappropriate sexual behavior, private duty nursing for adults, socialization and sexuality education for individuals with autism, ID, DD ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

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State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon New Mexico’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
-0.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
2,085,109
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-1.73%
Change from
2014 to 2015
156,118
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
48,139
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.46%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.84%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
72.13%

State Data

General

2013 2014 2015
Population. 2,085,287 2,085,572 2,085,109
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 165,038 158,816 156,118
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 58,220 48,261 48,139
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 755,937 769,057 771,842
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 35.28% 30.39% 30.84%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 70.10% 71.23% 72.13%
Overall unemployment rate. 6.90% 6.50% 6.60%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 24.30% 26.50% 24.80%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 21.60% 20.50% 19.70%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 159,355 149,516 153,260
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 152,418 151,999 153,746
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 243,404 229,027 229,605
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 6,123 6,009 8,543
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 131,004 132,403 131,181
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 25,064 26,274 27,226
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 2,242 1,842 1,526
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). 327 N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 6,378 8,038 9,540
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 28,235 30,138 30,453

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,875 1,816 1,876
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 3.30% 3.20% 3.30%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 70,536 64,694 65,167

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 2,730 2,039 978
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 8,684 7,024 2,795
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 11,997 10,006 3,988
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 22.80% 20.40% 24.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A 0.70% 0.40%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.30% 0.30% N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.00% 1.00% 0.80%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A 153 130
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 81 78 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 285 236 292
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 4,574 4,564 4,782
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04 0.05 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2012 2013 2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 2 12 7
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 1 7 6
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 50.00% 58.00% 86.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 0.05 0.34 0.29

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
1,830
1,877
2,018
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 23 13 17
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 217 250 319
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 522 524 526
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 50 519 574
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 339 353 375
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 221 218 207
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 19.30% 22.90% N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 2,363 2,303
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 99,210 100,060
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 48 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 46 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $7,936,000 $7,547,000 $7,288,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0 $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $28,962,000 $12,873,000 $12,807,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $6,291,000 $23,826,000 $25,673,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 35.00% 33.00% 32.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 877 2,503 2,565
Number of people served in facility based work. 0 0 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 3,348 1,651 1,684
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 55.80 52.40 51.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 50.40% 49.74% 50.61%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 20.60% 20.68% 19.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.09% 0.93% 0.91%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 91.56% 94.04% 96.36%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 40.80% 43.83% 43.26%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 71.50% 74.92% 76.10%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 79.00% 81.17% 80.71%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 30.70% 31.09% 32.84%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 711,613
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 877
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 392
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 392
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,148,725

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 6 4 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 4 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 182 520
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 182 520

 

Legislation


New Mexico ABLE Legislation (HB 61) - 03/03/2016

Relating to accounts for the support of persons with disabilities; creating the accounts for person with disabilities act; enacting enabling legislation required by the federal Achieving A Better Life Experience Act of 2014; requiring the office of the state treasurer to establish and maintain a qualified program for such accounts; declaring an emergency.  

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

New Mexico Senate Memorial 25 - 02/11/2016

A memorial requesting the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability to convene a task force to conduct a needs assessment and report on ways to improve the system of school-to-work transition for students with disabilities in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico House Joint Memorial 72 - 02/15/2005

“A joint memorial requesting that the Executive Task Force on Disability Employment develop policies, procedures and guidelines to increase the employment of persons with disabilities in state government.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Executive Orders


New Mexico Employment Awareness Month Proclamation (October 2014) - 10/01/2014

Whereas the state of New Mexico has begun a partnership of state agencies New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Services Division, and the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with the University of New Mexico to improve employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and   Whereas, the partnership includes a combination of University partners including the Center for Development and Disabilities, the University of New Mexico Hospital and the Anderson School of Management, and   Whereas, the employment of persons with intellectual disabilities advances a diverse workforce with benefits both to employees with intellectual disabilities and to businesses in New Mexico,   Now, Therefore, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the state of New Mexico, do hereby proclaim October, 2014 as “Employment Disability Awareness Month” throughout the state of New Mexico, and encourage all businesses statewide to fully utilize the skills and talents that individuals with intellectual disabilities can bring to the workforce.  

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Policy


WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)DRAFT LOCAL PLAN - 06/02/2017

~~“Local Employer Engagement:The private sector driven board and its CEOs are very cognizant of the diversity of the constituency it serves. Employer engagement will help align programs with employer needs to improve the potential for job seekers to obtain steady secure jobs in career pathways that lead to stackable credentials and self-sufficiency and create the foundation necessary for a vibrant diverse local economy. As such, offering the highest level of customer service to all its customers is of primary importance. The board vision places employers as the primary customer of the system. Therefore the board views its  role to job seekers as ensuring, to the fullest extent possible, that individuals are trained to be able to succeed both now and the future in the current and emerging workforce in the area. This is why chambers, economic developers and small business development professionals are being asked to join the board’s committees to serve as advisors to the establishment a strong workforce development system.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • WIOA

New Mexico Department of Developmental Disabilities Supports Division Employment First Authorization and Implementation Policy and Procedure - 11/15/2016

"Establishes procedures for supporting working age adults to have access to valued employment opportunities as the preferred service in New Mexico. Access to competitive integrated employment will enable the person to engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community. Case Managers and Interdisciplinary Team members shall give preference to community and natural supports to assist individuals to attain their employment goals and desired outcomes."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increasse collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Integrated Workforce Plan - Wagner-Peyser Act 2012-2017 - 09/13/2012

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP):    The SCSEP has two goals:   1) Assisting income-eligible persons, age 55 or older, to obtain employment; and   2) Providing community service through paid, part-time, training positions.    Enrolled participants receive:  •Work experience, on-the-job training, and new or improved skills; and  •Empowerment to overcome barriers to employment, such as lack of self-confidence, lack of language fluency, or physical disabilities.   
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Manual of Operating Instructions (MOP) - 08/01/2012

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a program that offers unique services to individuals with disabilities for the express purpose of assisting them in achieving an employment outcome. NMDVR is committed to providing quality and culturally sensitive services to all eligible New Mexicans, including typically underserved populations such as individuals in rural communities, tribal members and those with significant or multiple disabilities... VR services are provided with a focus on employment, and with an emphasis on quality services. Counseling and guidance are the primary services, with an emphasis on a partnership between the participant and the VR counselor, as well as the establishment of partnerships with community resources, tribal entities and employers. In order to serve as many individuals as possible, the NMDVR service delivery system also places an emphasis on utilizing its resources in an efficient manner.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

New Mexico Interagency Behavioral Health Service Requirements and Utilization Guidelines for Supported Employment - 07/20/2004

~~This document defines supported employment and provides program, provider, staffing, documentation, and other requirements of providers of supported employment services.“Supported  Employment  provides  on  the  job  supports  in  an integrated  work  setting  with  ongoing  support  services  for  individuals  in  need  of intensive supported employment services in order to perform work.  Activities are typically  performed  by  a  job  developer,  job  coach  and/or  job  specialist  (case manager) to achieve a successful employment outcome.” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

NM Seed Loan Program

"Seed" stands for "Self Employment for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities". The program  makes loans available to individuals with disabilities regardless of the type of disability, age, income level, or location of residence in the state, to purchase needed equipment and home-based business supplies. San Juan Center for Independence, in collaboration with Accion and New Mexico Technology Assistance Program, provides low interest loans on a case by case basis."

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partnerships


New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

 

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increase collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative - 06/01/2004

“The Collaborative was created by Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico State Legislature during the 2004 Legislative Session. The Legislation allows several state agencies and resources involved in behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery to work as one in an effort to improve mental health and substance abuse services in New Mexico. This cabinet-level group represents 15 state agencies and the Governor’s office.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partners for Employment

Partners for Employment is a collaborative approach to increasing employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our partners include the University of New Mexico, the Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Supports Division and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The primary goal for Partners for Employment is to build capacity within the state of New Mexico among state agencies personnel, service providers, family members, self-advocates, employers and other supports.

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Workforce Development Board

The board member from the community colleges shall solicit input from the community college constituency and work with regional and statewide businesses and other partners and the economic development department to create career pathways and align curriculum and facilitate plans with the economic development department, human services department and labor department strategic plans

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Department of Health Action Steps

The New Mexico Department of Health will, "continue to utilize the New Mexico Employment Institute (NMEI) in areas of job development and technical assistance to train and assist providers.

DDSD hopes to achieve the 38% FY13 target, through continued technical assistance to supported employment providers; trainings from national speakers; utilization of NMEI and other consultants; and continue an emphasis on Employment First by DDSD staff.

Continue to schedule and conduct local Employment Leadership Network meetings to support employment efforts among providers, employers and individuals served.

Continue to work closely with the National Supported Employment Network of which we are a mentor state. Medicaid Infrastructure Grant funding has been secured to facilitate training of providers"

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Systems-Change Funding


New Mexico Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

“The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Meaningful Day Initiative New Mexico

“The goal of the Meaningful Life initiative is to help individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve outcomes that lead to full, satisfying and productive lives, such as: Freedom of choice, positive, interdependent relationships with family and friends, a satisfying job and the economic benefits of employment, a safe, comfortable home in a safe neighborhood; being respected, included in and a member of your culture and community, the ability to get places easily; good health and access to good health care; and enjoying one's personal choice of hobbies, recreation and leisure activities."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Training/Capacity Building


Partners for Employment 2017 Events and Trainings - 07/01/2017

~~This site has a list of training sessions for School to Work Transition teams and Supported Employment for Local Leaders

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico Partners for Employment Events and Training - 04/15/2016

This webpage lists upcoming training and capacity building events intended for providers, people with disabilities, and employers throughout New Mexico.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Employer Needs Analysis Tip Sheet - 03/17/2015

This tip sheet discusses Employer Needs Analyses in their utility, importance and relevance to Customized Employment. It goes though the steps of implementing Employer Needs Analyses, what to look for and what material to present to the employer.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

New Mexico Workforce Investment Act Title I Wagner-Peyser Act (2012-2017) - 09/13/2012

Long-term strategies to improve outcomes of individuals with disabilities include the support of Disability Coordinators in Workforce Connection Centers. The purpose of the Disability Coordinator is to promote a collaborative and coordinated approach to employment services for persons with disabilities. Disability Coordinators are trained in best practices for serving persons with disabilities and are able to assist them with assistive technology. In addition, they are charged with increasing employer awareness and making a business case for hiring people with disabilities. The Disability Coordinators are merit based state staff and funded partially with Wagner Peyser 10% funds.

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Best Practice Guide - 11/30/2002

This guide provides anecdotal examples of people with disabilities who have obtained jobs through methods such as Job Carving, Job Development, Competitive Employment, and others both in and outside of the state of New Mexico. It also addresses different approaches to Job Tailoring, such as Job Tailoring Costs, Job Carving and Restructuring, Job Sharing, Mentoring and Home Work Station/Ergonomic/ Accommodation Support.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

A Business Perspective on Customized Employment Tip Sheet

This tip sheet describes Customized Employment as replacing the "one size fits all" philosophy of hiring. Explains how it aligns with HR "made to order employment relationship" trends. Provides instructions on how to implement the steps of CE.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


New Mexico (Mi Via) State HCBS Transition Plan - 11/14/2014

The goal of Mi Via is to provide a community-based alternative that 1) facilitates greater participant choice and control over the types of services and supports that are purchased within an agreed upon budgetary amount; and 2) enables the State to serve the most people possible within available resources. Mi Via will be administered through a partnership between Department of Health and Human Services Department.   In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published Final Rule 2249-F/2296-F which made changes to the 1915 (c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program, including a requirement for states to submit HCBS waiver settings transition plans.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services Update - 10/01/2013

This presentation elaborates upon the updates to the services provided by the Developmental Disabilities Waiver in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health

Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico ESEA Flexibility Request - 02/15/2012

The New Mexico Public Education Department’s ESEA flexibility request was approved on February 15, 2012.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid State Plan

A State Plan is a contract between a state and the Federal Government describing how that state administers its Medicaid program. It gives an assurance that a state abides by Federal rules and may claim Federal matching funds for its Medicaid program activities. The state plan sets out groups of individuals to be covered, services to be provided, methodologies for providers to be reimbursed and the administrative requirements that States must meet to participate.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other

New Mexico DD (0173.R05.00)

“Provides case management, community integrated employment, customized community supports, living supports, personal support, respite, nutritional counseling, OT for adults, PT for adults, speech and language therapy for adults, supplemental dental care, assistive technology, behavior support consultation, crisis support, customized in-home supports, environmental mods, independent living transition, intensive medical living supports, non-medical transportation, personal support technology/on-site response, preliminary risk screening and consultation related to inappropriate sexual behavior, private duty nursing for adults, socialization and sexuality education for individuals with autism, ID, DD ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Small Tablet

Snapshot

In the Land of Enchantment, Employment First in New Mexico could "Grow as it goes!"

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon New Mexico’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
-0.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
2,085,109
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-1.73%
Change from
2014 to 2015
156,118
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
48,139
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.46%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.84%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
72.13%

State Data

General

2013 2014 2015
Population. 2,085,287 2,085,572 2,085,109
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 165,038 158,816 156,118
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 58,220 48,261 48,139
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 755,937 769,057 771,842
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 35.28% 30.39% 30.84%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 70.10% 71.23% 72.13%
Overall unemployment rate. 6.90% 6.50% 6.60%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 24.30% 26.50% 24.80%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 21.60% 20.50% 19.70%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 159,355 149,516 153,260
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 152,418 151,999 153,746
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 243,404 229,027 229,605
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 6,123 6,009 8,543
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 131,004 132,403 131,181
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 25,064 26,274 27,226
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 2,242 1,842 1,526
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). 327 N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 6,378 8,038 9,540
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 28,235 30,138 30,453

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,875 1,816 1,876
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 3.30% 3.20% 3.30%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 70,536 64,694 65,167

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 2,730 2,039 978
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 8,684 7,024 2,795
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 11,997 10,006 3,988
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 22.80% 20.40% 24.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A 0.70% 0.40%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.30% 0.30% N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.00% 1.00% 0.80%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A 153 130
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 81 78 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 285 236 292
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 4,574 4,564 4,782
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04 0.05 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2012 2013 2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 2 12 7
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 1 7 6
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 50.00% 58.00% 86.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 0.05 0.34 0.29

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
1,830
1,877
2,018
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 23 13 17
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 217 250 319
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 522 524 526
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 50 519 574
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 339 353 375
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 221 218 207
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 19.30% 22.90% N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 2,363 2,303
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 99,210 100,060
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 48 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 46 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $7,936,000 $7,547,000 $7,288,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0 $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $28,962,000 $12,873,000 $12,807,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $6,291,000 $23,826,000 $25,673,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 35.00% 33.00% 32.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 877 2,503 2,565
Number of people served in facility based work. 0 0 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 3,348 1,651 1,684
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 55.80 52.40 51.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 50.40% 49.74% 50.61%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 20.60% 20.68% 19.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.09% 0.93% 0.91%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 91.56% 94.04% 96.36%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 40.80% 43.83% 43.26%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 71.50% 74.92% 76.10%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 79.00% 81.17% 80.71%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 30.70% 31.09% 32.84%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 711,613
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 877
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 392
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 392
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,148,725

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 6 4 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 4 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 182 520
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 182 520

 

Legislation


New Mexico ABLE Legislation (HB 61) - 03/03/2016

Relating to accounts for the support of persons with disabilities; creating the accounts for person with disabilities act; enacting enabling legislation required by the federal Achieving A Better Life Experience Act of 2014; requiring the office of the state treasurer to establish and maintain a qualified program for such accounts; declaring an emergency.  

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

New Mexico Senate Memorial 25 - 02/11/2016

A memorial requesting the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability to convene a task force to conduct a needs assessment and report on ways to improve the system of school-to-work transition for students with disabilities in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico House Joint Memorial 72 - 02/15/2005

“A joint memorial requesting that the Executive Task Force on Disability Employment develop policies, procedures and guidelines to increase the employment of persons with disabilities in state government.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Executive Orders


New Mexico Employment Awareness Month Proclamation (October 2014) - 10/01/2014

Whereas the state of New Mexico has begun a partnership of state agencies New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Services Division, and the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with the University of New Mexico to improve employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and   Whereas, the partnership includes a combination of University partners including the Center for Development and Disabilities, the University of New Mexico Hospital and the Anderson School of Management, and   Whereas, the employment of persons with intellectual disabilities advances a diverse workforce with benefits both to employees with intellectual disabilities and to businesses in New Mexico,   Now, Therefore, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the state of New Mexico, do hereby proclaim October, 2014 as “Employment Disability Awareness Month” throughout the state of New Mexico, and encourage all businesses statewide to fully utilize the skills and talents that individuals with intellectual disabilities can bring to the workforce.  

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Policy


WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)DRAFT LOCAL PLAN - 06/02/2017

~~“Local Employer Engagement:The private sector driven board and its CEOs are very cognizant of the diversity of the constituency it serves. Employer engagement will help align programs with employer needs to improve the potential for job seekers to obtain steady secure jobs in career pathways that lead to stackable credentials and self-sufficiency and create the foundation necessary for a vibrant diverse local economy. As such, offering the highest level of customer service to all its customers is of primary importance. The board vision places employers as the primary customer of the system. Therefore the board views its  role to job seekers as ensuring, to the fullest extent possible, that individuals are trained to be able to succeed both now and the future in the current and emerging workforce in the area. This is why chambers, economic developers and small business development professionals are being asked to join the board’s committees to serve as advisors to the establishment a strong workforce development system.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • WIOA

New Mexico Department of Developmental Disabilities Supports Division Employment First Authorization and Implementation Policy and Procedure - 11/15/2016

"Establishes procedures for supporting working age adults to have access to valued employment opportunities as the preferred service in New Mexico. Access to competitive integrated employment will enable the person to engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community. Case Managers and Interdisciplinary Team members shall give preference to community and natural supports to assist individuals to attain their employment goals and desired outcomes."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increasse collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Integrated Workforce Plan - Wagner-Peyser Act 2012-2017 - 09/13/2012

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP):    The SCSEP has two goals:   1) Assisting income-eligible persons, age 55 or older, to obtain employment; and   2) Providing community service through paid, part-time, training positions.    Enrolled participants receive:  •Work experience, on-the-job training, and new or improved skills; and  •Empowerment to overcome barriers to employment, such as lack of self-confidence, lack of language fluency, or physical disabilities.   
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Manual of Operating Instructions (MOP) - 08/01/2012

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a program that offers unique services to individuals with disabilities for the express purpose of assisting them in achieving an employment outcome. NMDVR is committed to providing quality and culturally sensitive services to all eligible New Mexicans, including typically underserved populations such as individuals in rural communities, tribal members and those with significant or multiple disabilities... VR services are provided with a focus on employment, and with an emphasis on quality services. Counseling and guidance are the primary services, with an emphasis on a partnership between the participant and the VR counselor, as well as the establishment of partnerships with community resources, tribal entities and employers. In order to serve as many individuals as possible, the NMDVR service delivery system also places an emphasis on utilizing its resources in an efficient manner.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

New Mexico Interagency Behavioral Health Service Requirements and Utilization Guidelines for Supported Employment - 07/20/2004

~~This document defines supported employment and provides program, provider, staffing, documentation, and other requirements of providers of supported employment services.“Supported  Employment  provides  on  the  job  supports  in  an integrated  work  setting  with  ongoing  support  services  for  individuals  in  need  of intensive supported employment services in order to perform work.  Activities are typically  performed  by  a  job  developer,  job  coach  and/or  job  specialist  (case manager) to achieve a successful employment outcome.” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

NM Seed Loan Program

"Seed" stands for "Self Employment for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities". The program  makes loans available to individuals with disabilities regardless of the type of disability, age, income level, or location of residence in the state, to purchase needed equipment and home-based business supplies. San Juan Center for Independence, in collaboration with Accion and New Mexico Technology Assistance Program, provides low interest loans on a case by case basis."

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partnerships


New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

 

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increase collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative - 06/01/2004

“The Collaborative was created by Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico State Legislature during the 2004 Legislative Session. The Legislation allows several state agencies and resources involved in behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery to work as one in an effort to improve mental health and substance abuse services in New Mexico. This cabinet-level group represents 15 state agencies and the Governor’s office.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partners for Employment

Partners for Employment is a collaborative approach to increasing employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our partners include the University of New Mexico, the Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Supports Division and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The primary goal for Partners for Employment is to build capacity within the state of New Mexico among state agencies personnel, service providers, family members, self-advocates, employers and other supports.

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Workforce Development Board

The board member from the community colleges shall solicit input from the community college constituency and work with regional and statewide businesses and other partners and the economic development department to create career pathways and align curriculum and facilitate plans with the economic development department, human services department and labor department strategic plans

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Department of Health Action Steps

The New Mexico Department of Health will, "continue to utilize the New Mexico Employment Institute (NMEI) in areas of job development and technical assistance to train and assist providers.

DDSD hopes to achieve the 38% FY13 target, through continued technical assistance to supported employment providers; trainings from national speakers; utilization of NMEI and other consultants; and continue an emphasis on Employment First by DDSD staff.

Continue to schedule and conduct local Employment Leadership Network meetings to support employment efforts among providers, employers and individuals served.

Continue to work closely with the National Supported Employment Network of which we are a mentor state. Medicaid Infrastructure Grant funding has been secured to facilitate training of providers"

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Systems-Change Funding


New Mexico Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

“The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Meaningful Day Initiative New Mexico

“The goal of the Meaningful Life initiative is to help individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve outcomes that lead to full, satisfying and productive lives, such as: Freedom of choice, positive, interdependent relationships with family and friends, a satisfying job and the economic benefits of employment, a safe, comfortable home in a safe neighborhood; being respected, included in and a member of your culture and community, the ability to get places easily; good health and access to good health care; and enjoying one's personal choice of hobbies, recreation and leisure activities."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Training/Capacity Building


Partners for Employment 2017 Events and Trainings - 07/01/2017

~~This site has a list of training sessions for School to Work Transition teams and Supported Employment for Local Leaders

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico Partners for Employment Events and Training - 04/15/2016

This webpage lists upcoming training and capacity building events intended for providers, people with disabilities, and employers throughout New Mexico.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Employer Needs Analysis Tip Sheet - 03/17/2015

This tip sheet discusses Employer Needs Analyses in their utility, importance and relevance to Customized Employment. It goes though the steps of implementing Employer Needs Analyses, what to look for and what material to present to the employer.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

New Mexico Workforce Investment Act Title I Wagner-Peyser Act (2012-2017) - 09/13/2012

Long-term strategies to improve outcomes of individuals with disabilities include the support of Disability Coordinators in Workforce Connection Centers. The purpose of the Disability Coordinator is to promote a collaborative and coordinated approach to employment services for persons with disabilities. Disability Coordinators are trained in best practices for serving persons with disabilities and are able to assist them with assistive technology. In addition, they are charged with increasing employer awareness and making a business case for hiring people with disabilities. The Disability Coordinators are merit based state staff and funded partially with Wagner Peyser 10% funds.

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Best Practice Guide - 11/30/2002

This guide provides anecdotal examples of people with disabilities who have obtained jobs through methods such as Job Carving, Job Development, Competitive Employment, and others both in and outside of the state of New Mexico. It also addresses different approaches to Job Tailoring, such as Job Tailoring Costs, Job Carving and Restructuring, Job Sharing, Mentoring and Home Work Station/Ergonomic/ Accommodation Support.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

A Business Perspective on Customized Employment Tip Sheet

This tip sheet describes Customized Employment as replacing the "one size fits all" philosophy of hiring. Explains how it aligns with HR "made to order employment relationship" trends. Provides instructions on how to implement the steps of CE.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


New Mexico (Mi Via) State HCBS Transition Plan - 11/14/2014

The goal of Mi Via is to provide a community-based alternative that 1) facilitates greater participant choice and control over the types of services and supports that are purchased within an agreed upon budgetary amount; and 2) enables the State to serve the most people possible within available resources. Mi Via will be administered through a partnership between Department of Health and Human Services Department.   In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published Final Rule 2249-F/2296-F which made changes to the 1915 (c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program, including a requirement for states to submit HCBS waiver settings transition plans.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services Update - 10/01/2013

This presentation elaborates upon the updates to the services provided by the Developmental Disabilities Waiver in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health

Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico ESEA Flexibility Request - 02/15/2012

The New Mexico Public Education Department’s ESEA flexibility request was approved on February 15, 2012.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid State Plan

A State Plan is a contract between a state and the Federal Government describing how that state administers its Medicaid program. It gives an assurance that a state abides by Federal rules and may claim Federal matching funds for its Medicaid program activities. The state plan sets out groups of individuals to be covered, services to be provided, methodologies for providers to be reimbursed and the administrative requirements that States must meet to participate.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other

New Mexico DD (0173.R05.00)

“Provides case management, community integrated employment, customized community supports, living supports, personal support, respite, nutritional counseling, OT for adults, PT for adults, speech and language therapy for adults, supplemental dental care, assistive technology, behavior support consultation, crisis support, customized in-home supports, environmental mods, independent living transition, intensive medical living supports, non-medical transportation, personal support technology/on-site response, preliminary risk screening and consultation related to inappropriate sexual behavior, private duty nursing for adults, socialization and sexuality education for individuals with autism, ID, DD ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Phablet

Snapshot

In the Land of Enchantment, Employment First in New Mexico could "Grow as it goes!"

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon New Mexico’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
-0.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
2,085,109
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-1.73%
Change from
2014 to 2015
156,118
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
48,139
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.46%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.84%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
72.13%

State Data

General

2015
Population. 2,085,109
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 156,118
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 48,139
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 771,842
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 30.84%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 72.13%
Overall unemployment rate. 6.60%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 24.80%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 19.70%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 153,260
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 153,746
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 229,605
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 8,543
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 131,181
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 27,226
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,526
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 9,540
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 30,453

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,876
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 3.30%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 65,167

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 978
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 2,795
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 3,988
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 24.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.40%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.80%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 130
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 292
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 4,782
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 7
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 6
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 86.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 0.29

 

VR OUTCOMES

2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
2,018
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 17
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 319
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 526
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 574
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 375
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 207
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 2,303
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 100,060
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $7,288,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $12,807,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $25,673,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 32.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 2,565
Number of people served in facility based work. 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 1,684
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 51.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 50.61%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 19.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 0.91%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 96.36%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 43.26%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 76.10%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 80.71%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 32.84%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 711,613
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 877
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 392
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 392
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,148,725

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 520
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 520

 

Legislation


New Mexico ABLE Legislation (HB 61) - 03/03/2016

Relating to accounts for the support of persons with disabilities; creating the accounts for person with disabilities act; enacting enabling legislation required by the federal Achieving A Better Life Experience Act of 2014; requiring the office of the state treasurer to establish and maintain a qualified program for such accounts; declaring an emergency.  

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

New Mexico Senate Memorial 25 - 02/11/2016

A memorial requesting the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability to convene a task force to conduct a needs assessment and report on ways to improve the system of school-to-work transition for students with disabilities in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico House Joint Memorial 72 - 02/15/2005

“A joint memorial requesting that the Executive Task Force on Disability Employment develop policies, procedures and guidelines to increase the employment of persons with disabilities in state government.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Executive Orders


New Mexico Employment Awareness Month Proclamation (October 2014) - 10/01/2014

Whereas the state of New Mexico has begun a partnership of state agencies New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Services Division, and the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with the University of New Mexico to improve employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and   Whereas, the partnership includes a combination of University partners including the Center for Development and Disabilities, the University of New Mexico Hospital and the Anderson School of Management, and   Whereas, the employment of persons with intellectual disabilities advances a diverse workforce with benefits both to employees with intellectual disabilities and to businesses in New Mexico,   Now, Therefore, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the state of New Mexico, do hereby proclaim October, 2014 as “Employment Disability Awareness Month” throughout the state of New Mexico, and encourage all businesses statewide to fully utilize the skills and talents that individuals with intellectual disabilities can bring to the workforce.  

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Policy


WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)DRAFT LOCAL PLAN - 06/02/2017

~~“Local Employer Engagement:The private sector driven board and its CEOs are very cognizant of the diversity of the constituency it serves. Employer engagement will help align programs with employer needs to improve the potential for job seekers to obtain steady secure jobs in career pathways that lead to stackable credentials and self-sufficiency and create the foundation necessary for a vibrant diverse local economy. As such, offering the highest level of customer service to all its customers is of primary importance. The board vision places employers as the primary customer of the system. Therefore the board views its  role to job seekers as ensuring, to the fullest extent possible, that individuals are trained to be able to succeed both now and the future in the current and emerging workforce in the area. This is why chambers, economic developers and small business development professionals are being asked to join the board’s committees to serve as advisors to the establishment a strong workforce development system.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • WIOA

New Mexico Department of Developmental Disabilities Supports Division Employment First Authorization and Implementation Policy and Procedure - 11/15/2016

"Establishes procedures for supporting working age adults to have access to valued employment opportunities as the preferred service in New Mexico. Access to competitive integrated employment will enable the person to engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community. Case Managers and Interdisciplinary Team members shall give preference to community and natural supports to assist individuals to attain their employment goals and desired outcomes."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increasse collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Integrated Workforce Plan - Wagner-Peyser Act 2012-2017 - 09/13/2012

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP):    The SCSEP has two goals:   1) Assisting income-eligible persons, age 55 or older, to obtain employment; and   2) Providing community service through paid, part-time, training positions.    Enrolled participants receive:  •Work experience, on-the-job training, and new or improved skills; and  •Empowerment to overcome barriers to employment, such as lack of self-confidence, lack of language fluency, or physical disabilities.   
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Manual of Operating Instructions (MOP) - 08/01/2012

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a program that offers unique services to individuals with disabilities for the express purpose of assisting them in achieving an employment outcome. NMDVR is committed to providing quality and culturally sensitive services to all eligible New Mexicans, including typically underserved populations such as individuals in rural communities, tribal members and those with significant or multiple disabilities... VR services are provided with a focus on employment, and with an emphasis on quality services. Counseling and guidance are the primary services, with an emphasis on a partnership between the participant and the VR counselor, as well as the establishment of partnerships with community resources, tribal entities and employers. In order to serve as many individuals as possible, the NMDVR service delivery system also places an emphasis on utilizing its resources in an efficient manner.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

New Mexico Interagency Behavioral Health Service Requirements and Utilization Guidelines for Supported Employment - 07/20/2004

~~This document defines supported employment and provides program, provider, staffing, documentation, and other requirements of providers of supported employment services.“Supported  Employment  provides  on  the  job  supports  in  an integrated  work  setting  with  ongoing  support  services  for  individuals  in  need  of intensive supported employment services in order to perform work.  Activities are typically  performed  by  a  job  developer,  job  coach  and/or  job  specialist  (case manager) to achieve a successful employment outcome.” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

NM Seed Loan Program

"Seed" stands for "Self Employment for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities". The program  makes loans available to individuals with disabilities regardless of the type of disability, age, income level, or location of residence in the state, to purchase needed equipment and home-based business supplies. San Juan Center for Independence, in collaboration with Accion and New Mexico Technology Assistance Program, provides low interest loans on a case by case basis."

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partnerships


New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

 

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increase collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative - 06/01/2004

“The Collaborative was created by Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico State Legislature during the 2004 Legislative Session. The Legislation allows several state agencies and resources involved in behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery to work as one in an effort to improve mental health and substance abuse services in New Mexico. This cabinet-level group represents 15 state agencies and the Governor’s office.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partners for Employment

Partners for Employment is a collaborative approach to increasing employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our partners include the University of New Mexico, the Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Supports Division and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The primary goal for Partners for Employment is to build capacity within the state of New Mexico among state agencies personnel, service providers, family members, self-advocates, employers and other supports.

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Workforce Development Board

The board member from the community colleges shall solicit input from the community college constituency and work with regional and statewide businesses and other partners and the economic development department to create career pathways and align curriculum and facilitate plans with the economic development department, human services department and labor department strategic plans

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Department of Health Action Steps

The New Mexico Department of Health will, "continue to utilize the New Mexico Employment Institute (NMEI) in areas of job development and technical assistance to train and assist providers.

DDSD hopes to achieve the 38% FY13 target, through continued technical assistance to supported employment providers; trainings from national speakers; utilization of NMEI and other consultants; and continue an emphasis on Employment First by DDSD staff.

Continue to schedule and conduct local Employment Leadership Network meetings to support employment efforts among providers, employers and individuals served.

Continue to work closely with the National Supported Employment Network of which we are a mentor state. Medicaid Infrastructure Grant funding has been secured to facilitate training of providers"

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Systems-Change Funding


New Mexico Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

“The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Meaningful Day Initiative New Mexico

“The goal of the Meaningful Life initiative is to help individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve outcomes that lead to full, satisfying and productive lives, such as: Freedom of choice, positive, interdependent relationships with family and friends, a satisfying job and the economic benefits of employment, a safe, comfortable home in a safe neighborhood; being respected, included in and a member of your culture and community, the ability to get places easily; good health and access to good health care; and enjoying one's personal choice of hobbies, recreation and leisure activities."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Training/Capacity Building


Partners for Employment 2017 Events and Trainings - 07/01/2017

~~This site has a list of training sessions for School to Work Transition teams and Supported Employment for Local Leaders

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico Partners for Employment Events and Training - 04/15/2016

This webpage lists upcoming training and capacity building events intended for providers, people with disabilities, and employers throughout New Mexico.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Employer Needs Analysis Tip Sheet - 03/17/2015

This tip sheet discusses Employer Needs Analyses in their utility, importance and relevance to Customized Employment. It goes though the steps of implementing Employer Needs Analyses, what to look for and what material to present to the employer.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

New Mexico Workforce Investment Act Title I Wagner-Peyser Act (2012-2017) - 09/13/2012

Long-term strategies to improve outcomes of individuals with disabilities include the support of Disability Coordinators in Workforce Connection Centers. The purpose of the Disability Coordinator is to promote a collaborative and coordinated approach to employment services for persons with disabilities. Disability Coordinators are trained in best practices for serving persons with disabilities and are able to assist them with assistive technology. In addition, they are charged with increasing employer awareness and making a business case for hiring people with disabilities. The Disability Coordinators are merit based state staff and funded partially with Wagner Peyser 10% funds.

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Best Practice Guide - 11/30/2002

This guide provides anecdotal examples of people with disabilities who have obtained jobs through methods such as Job Carving, Job Development, Competitive Employment, and others both in and outside of the state of New Mexico. It also addresses different approaches to Job Tailoring, such as Job Tailoring Costs, Job Carving and Restructuring, Job Sharing, Mentoring and Home Work Station/Ergonomic/ Accommodation Support.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

A Business Perspective on Customized Employment Tip Sheet

This tip sheet describes Customized Employment as replacing the "one size fits all" philosophy of hiring. Explains how it aligns with HR "made to order employment relationship" trends. Provides instructions on how to implement the steps of CE.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


New Mexico (Mi Via) State HCBS Transition Plan - 11/14/2014

The goal of Mi Via is to provide a community-based alternative that 1) facilitates greater participant choice and control over the types of services and supports that are purchased within an agreed upon budgetary amount; and 2) enables the State to serve the most people possible within available resources. Mi Via will be administered through a partnership between Department of Health and Human Services Department.   In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published Final Rule 2249-F/2296-F which made changes to the 1915 (c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program, including a requirement for states to submit HCBS waiver settings transition plans.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services Update - 10/01/2013

This presentation elaborates upon the updates to the services provided by the Developmental Disabilities Waiver in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health

Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico ESEA Flexibility Request - 02/15/2012

The New Mexico Public Education Department’s ESEA flexibility request was approved on February 15, 2012.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid State Plan

A State Plan is a contract between a state and the Federal Government describing how that state administers its Medicaid program. It gives an assurance that a state abides by Federal rules and may claim Federal matching funds for its Medicaid program activities. The state plan sets out groups of individuals to be covered, services to be provided, methodologies for providers to be reimbursed and the administrative requirements that States must meet to participate.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other

New Mexico DD (0173.R05.00)

“Provides case management, community integrated employment, customized community supports, living supports, personal support, respite, nutritional counseling, OT for adults, PT for adults, speech and language therapy for adults, supplemental dental care, assistive technology, behavior support consultation, crisis support, customized in-home supports, environmental mods, independent living transition, intensive medical living supports, non-medical transportation, personal support technology/on-site response, preliminary risk screening and consultation related to inappropriate sexual behavior, private duty nursing for adults, socialization and sexuality education for individuals with autism, ID, DD ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Phone

Snapshot

In the Land of Enchantment, Employment First in New Mexico could "Grow as it goes!"

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon New Mexico’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
-0.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
2,085,109
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-1.73%
Change from
2014 to 2015
156,118
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
48,139
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.46%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.84%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.25%
Change from
2014 to 2015
72.13%

State Data

General

2015
Population. 2,085,109
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 156,118
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 48,139
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 771,842
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 30.84%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 72.13%
Overall unemployment rate. 6.60%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 24.80%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 19.70%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 153,260
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 153,746
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 229,605
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 8,543
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 131,181
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 27,226
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,526
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 9,540
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 30,453

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,876
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 3.30%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 65,167

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 978
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 2,795
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 3,988
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 24.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.40%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.80%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 130
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 292
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 4,782
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 7
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 6
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 86.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 0.29

 

VR OUTCOMES

2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
2,018
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 17
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 319
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 526
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 574
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 375
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 207
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 2,303
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 100,060
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $7,288,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $12,807,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $25,673,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 32.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 2,565
Number of people served in facility based work. 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 1,684
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 51.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 50.61%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 19.64%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 0.91%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 96.36%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 43.26%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 76.10%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 80.71%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 32.84%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 711,613
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 877
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 400,278
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 392
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 392
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,148,725

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate-holding businesses. 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 520
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 520

 

Legislation


New Mexico ABLE Legislation (HB 61) - 03/03/2016

Relating to accounts for the support of persons with disabilities; creating the accounts for person with disabilities act; enacting enabling legislation required by the federal Achieving A Better Life Experience Act of 2014; requiring the office of the state treasurer to establish and maintain a qualified program for such accounts; declaring an emergency.  

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

New Mexico Senate Memorial 25 - 02/11/2016

A memorial requesting the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability to convene a task force to conduct a needs assessment and report on ways to improve the system of school-to-work transition for students with disabilities in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico House Joint Memorial 72 - 02/15/2005

“A joint memorial requesting that the Executive Task Force on Disability Employment develop policies, procedures and guidelines to increase the employment of persons with disabilities in state government.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Executive Orders


New Mexico Employment Awareness Month Proclamation (October 2014) - 10/01/2014

Whereas the state of New Mexico has begun a partnership of state agencies New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Services Division, and the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with the University of New Mexico to improve employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and   Whereas, the partnership includes a combination of University partners including the Center for Development and Disabilities, the University of New Mexico Hospital and the Anderson School of Management, and   Whereas, the employment of persons with intellectual disabilities advances a diverse workforce with benefits both to employees with intellectual disabilities and to businesses in New Mexico,   Now, Therefore, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the state of New Mexico, do hereby proclaim October, 2014 as “Employment Disability Awareness Month” throughout the state of New Mexico, and encourage all businesses statewide to fully utilize the skills and talents that individuals with intellectual disabilities can bring to the workforce.  

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Policy


WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)DRAFT LOCAL PLAN - 06/02/2017

~~“Local Employer Engagement:The private sector driven board and its CEOs are very cognizant of the diversity of the constituency it serves. Employer engagement will help align programs with employer needs to improve the potential for job seekers to obtain steady secure jobs in career pathways that lead to stackable credentials and self-sufficiency and create the foundation necessary for a vibrant diverse local economy. As such, offering the highest level of customer service to all its customers is of primary importance. The board vision places employers as the primary customer of the system. Therefore the board views its  role to job seekers as ensuring, to the fullest extent possible, that individuals are trained to be able to succeed both now and the future in the current and emerging workforce in the area. This is why chambers, economic developers and small business development professionals are being asked to join the board’s committees to serve as advisors to the establishment a strong workforce development system.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • WIOA

New Mexico Department of Developmental Disabilities Supports Division Employment First Authorization and Implementation Policy and Procedure - 11/15/2016

"Establishes procedures for supporting working age adults to have access to valued employment opportunities as the preferred service in New Mexico. Access to competitive integrated employment will enable the person to engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community. Case Managers and Interdisciplinary Team members shall give preference to community and natural supports to assist individuals to attain their employment goals and desired outcomes."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increasse collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico

 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Integrated Workforce Plan - Wagner-Peyser Act 2012-2017 - 09/13/2012

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP):    The SCSEP has two goals:   1) Assisting income-eligible persons, age 55 or older, to obtain employment; and   2) Providing community service through paid, part-time, training positions.    Enrolled participants receive:  •Work experience, on-the-job training, and new or improved skills; and  •Empowerment to overcome barriers to employment, such as lack of self-confidence, lack of language fluency, or physical disabilities.   
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Manual of Operating Instructions (MOP) - 08/01/2012

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a program that offers unique services to individuals with disabilities for the express purpose of assisting them in achieving an employment outcome. NMDVR is committed to providing quality and culturally sensitive services to all eligible New Mexicans, including typically underserved populations such as individuals in rural communities, tribal members and those with significant or multiple disabilities... VR services are provided with a focus on employment, and with an emphasis on quality services. Counseling and guidance are the primary services, with an emphasis on a partnership between the participant and the VR counselor, as well as the establishment of partnerships with community resources, tribal entities and employers. In order to serve as many individuals as possible, the NMDVR service delivery system also places an emphasis on utilizing its resources in an efficient manner.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

New Mexico Interagency Behavioral Health Service Requirements and Utilization Guidelines for Supported Employment - 07/20/2004

~~This document defines supported employment and provides program, provider, staffing, documentation, and other requirements of providers of supported employment services.“Supported  Employment  provides  on  the  job  supports  in  an integrated  work  setting  with  ongoing  support  services  for  individuals  in  need  of intensive supported employment services in order to perform work.  Activities are typically  performed  by  a  job  developer,  job  coach  and/or  job  specialist  (case manager) to achieve a successful employment outcome.” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

NM Seed Loan Program

"Seed" stands for "Self Employment for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities". The program  makes loans available to individuals with disabilities regardless of the type of disability, age, income level, or location of residence in the state, to purchase needed equipment and home-based business supplies. San Juan Center for Independence, in collaboration with Accion and New Mexico Technology Assistance Program, provides low interest loans on a case by case basis."

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partnerships


New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 2014 Annual Report - 01/15/2015

Mission:

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on disability is committed to improving the quality of life for all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility and full participation in the benefits of life and the rights of all individuals.

 

Objectives:

Increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues among policy-makers and the general public Promote access to physical, sensory, programmatic, attitudinal and communication barriers Increase opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities to live successfully in the community, with services and supports as needed Increase collaboration and cooperation among disability related organizations in New Mexico
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative - 06/01/2004

“The Collaborative was created by Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico State Legislature during the 2004 Legislative Session. The Legislation allows several state agencies and resources involved in behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery to work as one in an effort to improve mental health and substance abuse services in New Mexico. This cabinet-level group represents 15 state agencies and the Governor’s office.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partners for Employment

Partners for Employment is a collaborative approach to increasing employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our partners include the University of New Mexico, the Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Supports Division and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The primary goal for Partners for Employment is to build capacity within the state of New Mexico among state agencies personnel, service providers, family members, self-advocates, employers and other supports.

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

State Workforce Development Board

The board member from the community colleges shall solicit input from the community college constituency and work with regional and statewide businesses and other partners and the economic development department to create career pathways and align curriculum and facilitate plans with the economic development department, human services department and labor department strategic plans

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

New Mexico Department of Health Action Steps

The New Mexico Department of Health will, "continue to utilize the New Mexico Employment Institute (NMEI) in areas of job development and technical assistance to train and assist providers.

DDSD hopes to achieve the 38% FY13 target, through continued technical assistance to supported employment providers; trainings from national speakers; utilization of NMEI and other consultants; and continue an emphasis on Employment First by DDSD staff.

Continue to schedule and conduct local Employment Leadership Network meetings to support employment efforts among providers, employers and individuals served.

Continue to work closely with the National Supported Employment Network of which we are a mentor state. Medicaid Infrastructure Grant funding has been secured to facilitate training of providers"

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Systems-Change Funding


New Mexico Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

“The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Meaningful Day Initiative New Mexico

“The goal of the Meaningful Life initiative is to help individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve outcomes that lead to full, satisfying and productive lives, such as: Freedom of choice, positive, interdependent relationships with family and friends, a satisfying job and the economic benefits of employment, a safe, comfortable home in a safe neighborhood; being respected, included in and a member of your culture and community, the ability to get places easily; good health and access to good health care; and enjoying one's personal choice of hobbies, recreation and leisure activities."

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Training/Capacity Building


Partners for Employment 2017 Events and Trainings - 07/01/2017

~~This site has a list of training sessions for School to Work Transition teams and Supported Employment for Local Leaders

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

New Mexico Partners for Employment Events and Training - 04/15/2016

This webpage lists upcoming training and capacity building events intended for providers, people with disabilities, and employers throughout New Mexico.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Employer Needs Analysis Tip Sheet - 03/17/2015

This tip sheet discusses Employer Needs Analyses in their utility, importance and relevance to Customized Employment. It goes though the steps of implementing Employer Needs Analyses, what to look for and what material to present to the employer.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

New Mexico Workforce Investment Act Title I Wagner-Peyser Act (2012-2017) - 09/13/2012

Long-term strategies to improve outcomes of individuals with disabilities include the support of Disability Coordinators in Workforce Connection Centers. The purpose of the Disability Coordinator is to promote a collaborative and coordinated approach to employment services for persons with disabilities. Disability Coordinators are trained in best practices for serving persons with disabilities and are able to assist them with assistive technology. In addition, they are charged with increasing employer awareness and making a business case for hiring people with disabilities. The Disability Coordinators are merit based state staff and funded partially with Wagner Peyser 10% funds.

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Best Practice Guide - 11/30/2002

This guide provides anecdotal examples of people with disabilities who have obtained jobs through methods such as Job Carving, Job Development, Competitive Employment, and others both in and outside of the state of New Mexico. It also addresses different approaches to Job Tailoring, such as Job Tailoring Costs, Job Carving and Restructuring, Job Sharing, Mentoring and Home Work Station/Ergonomic/ Accommodation Support.  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

A Business Perspective on Customized Employment Tip Sheet

This tip sheet describes Customized Employment as replacing the "one size fits all" philosophy of hiring. Explains how it aligns with HR "made to order employment relationship" trends. Provides instructions on how to implement the steps of CE.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


New Mexico (Mi Via) State HCBS Transition Plan - 11/14/2014

The goal of Mi Via is to provide a community-based alternative that 1) facilitates greater participant choice and control over the types of services and supports that are purchased within an agreed upon budgetary amount; and 2) enables the State to serve the most people possible within available resources. Mi Via will be administered through a partnership between Department of Health and Human Services Department.   In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published Final Rule 2249-F/2296-F which made changes to the 1915 (c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program, including a requirement for states to submit HCBS waiver settings transition plans.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services Update - 10/01/2013

This presentation elaborates upon the updates to the services provided by the Developmental Disabilities Waiver in New Mexico.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health

Money Follows the Person - 10/15/2012

The goals of the New Mexico MFP are to increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS) and reduce the use of institutionally-based services, [e]liminate barriers in State law, State Medicaid plans, and State budgets that restrict the use of Medicaid funds to let people get long-term care in settings of their choice, strengthen the ability of the Medicaid programs to provide HCBS to people who choose to transition out of institutions put procedures in place to provide quality assurance and improvement of HCBS.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico ESEA Flexibility Request - 02/15/2012

The New Mexico Public Education Department’s ESEA flexibility request was approved on February 15, 2012.

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Mexico Medicaid State Plan

A State Plan is a contract between a state and the Federal Government describing how that state administers its Medicaid program. It gives an assurance that a state abides by Federal rules and may claim Federal matching funds for its Medicaid program activities. The state plan sets out groups of individuals to be covered, services to be provided, methodologies for providers to be reimbursed and the administrative requirements that States must meet to participate.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other

New Mexico DD (0173.R05.00)

“Provides case management, community integrated employment, customized community supports, living supports, personal support, respite, nutritional counseling, OT for adults, PT for adults, speech and language therapy for adults, supplemental dental care, assistive technology, behavior support consultation, crisis support, customized in-home supports, environmental mods, independent living transition, intensive medical living supports, non-medical transportation, personal support technology/on-site response, preliminary risk screening and consultation related to inappropriate sexual behavior, private duty nursing for adults, socialization and sexuality education for individuals with autism, ID, DD ages 0 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)