The Health Care Authority’s mission is: We ensure that New Mexicans attain their highest level of health by providing whole-person, cost-effective, accessible, and high-quality health care and safety-net services.

Developmental Disabilities Supports Division

Core Values

Mission and Vision:

To serve those with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing a comprehensive system of person-centered community supports so that individuals live the lives they prefer, where they are respected, empowered, and free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Guiding Principles:

To act with:

  • Accountability
    • Demonstrate honesty, integrity and honor commitments to each other and persons supported by our waiver programs.
  • Collaboration
    • Partner with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, internal and external stakeholders to share expertise and ideas to work toward common goals.
  • Respect
    • Appreciate the dignity, knowledge, and contributions of all persons.
  • Transparency
    • Promote trust through clear and direct communication with internal and external stakeholders

To be:

  • Person Centered
    • Cultivate a safe and trusted system that is designed around individual needs.
  • Proactive
    • Identify and address risks before they become issues. Prevent isolated issues from becoming systemic.
  • Innovative
    • Implement creative solutions that anticipate individuals’ evolving needs.
  • Inclusive
    • Work with providers and educate communities in providing services that meet individuals where they are.


    Need DDSD Assistance?

    Visit our Regional Office pages on the left side navigation bar to use our Regional Offices Request for Assistance RORA system.

    DDSD Staff Directory

    Reporting Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

    Call the Adult Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Hotline at 866-654-3219.
    OR File a report online

    Visit Division of Health Improvement pages for more information.