The Human Services Department mission is: To transform lives. Working with our partners, we design and deliver innovative, high quality health and human services that improve the security and promote independence for New Mexicans in their communities.

Developmental Disabilities Waiver

The Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver program also known in New Mexico as the “traditional DD waiver” is designed to provide Services and Supports that assist eligible children and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to participate as active members of their communities. The DD Waiver is one of several waivers available in New Mexico. The program serves as an alternative to institutional care.

New Mexico’s traditional DD Waiver Program is a person-centered, community-oriented approach to deliver supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The approach emphasizes:

  • That people with IDD oversee their lives as much as possible.
  • That people with IDD have opportunities to use resources in ways that enhance their lives and help them participate in their communities.
  • A shared responsibility for the wise use of public dollars and the contribution that people with IDD and their families can make.
  • That the system is managed in a way that is efficient and fair to everyone.

If you are interested in applying for DD Waiver or checking your status on the Central Registry, please visit the Intake and Eligibility section of our website.

If you are interested in providing services for the DD WAIVER program, please visit our Provider Enrollment.

Stakeholder Engagement

DDSD woffers stakeholders and interested parties the opportunity to provide comments and feedback to DDSD about initiatives, service standards, and operations under the Developmental Disabilities Waiver. Please continue checking here for any upcoming topics.


DDW Service Standards Simplification

Contact Information and How to Apply


Program Manager
Christina Hill Interim contact

For information on how to apply for DD Waiver Services or status of application please visit the Intake and Eligibility webpage.


Communication to the Field

DDSD releases a variety of different types of communications thrugh ebalsts. If you woudl liek to be part of the ineterested parties list please contact Tammy Barth.

Numbered Memos

These numbered memos provide important information for DD Waiver providers and interested parties.