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.

Programs and Services

The Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) funds and operates a number of programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Links to these programs and services can be obtained by using the navigation menu on the left sidebar.

Home and Community Based Services

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) enable people to stay in their homes. Many states have HCBS Medicaid waiver programs to address the needs of individuals who would otherwise receive costly institutional care. §1915 (c) of the Social Security Act allows states to waive certain Medicaid requirements to provide cost effective services for individuals at home and in the community. Waiver services complement and/or supplement other services that are available through other programs as well as the supports that families and communities provide to individuals. 

DDSD operates four Home and Community Based Waiver Programs. See Waivers Operated by DDSD for a comparison or click on links below for more details about each waiver program