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The mission of vocational rehabilitation services is to help you become suitably employed.  You have protected rights in trying to work with NMDVR and complete your goals.

Non-discrimination

The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in determining eligibility for services.

Right to Release Confidential Information

Your information is considered confidential.  NMDVR staff will not disclose if any information to any without your permission.  Your information is strictly controlled and only released with a signed release form.  However, if you share your intent to hard yourself or others, NMDVR staff have the ethical responsibility to inform the appropriate authorities.

Your Appeal Rights

If there are differences of opinion about your services talk with your counselor.  Voice your opinion about any decisions immediately.

If after an open, honest discussion, you cannot agree, you can use your appeal rights.

  • When you have worked with your counselor, you may ask for a Supervisory Review from the Program Manager.  This appeal is used first; the others at your discretion.
  • Disability Rights New Mexico may act as an advocate and work with you and your counselor; call at 800.432.4682.
  • Request a trained Mediator to help reach a compromise with NMDVR.  Write to the Director of Rehabilitation Services at 435 St. Michael's Dr., Bldg. D, Santa Fe, NM 87505.
  • Write for a Fair Hearing held before an Impartial Hearing Officer.  Send it to the Director of Vocational Rehabilitation at 435 St. Michael's Dr., Bldg. D, Santa Fe, NM 87505.