Here are some useful websites for reference.

All content in them is not necessarily endorsed by NMTAP or GCD.

Resources in NM

New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability (support for persons with disabilities & NMTAP program)

New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

New Mexico Commission for the Blind

New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

Disability Rights New Mexico

ALS Association New Mexico

National Organizations

National Multiple Sclerosis Society New Mexico

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Center For Accessibility Technology

Dreams for Kids, Inc. – Assistive Technology Solutions

Tech Connections – provides current information on AT

Closing The Gap – resources regarding computer access

Bookshare- An accessible online library, free to use program for US Students and Teachers

Computers for the Blind – provides refurbished computers to the visually impaired

Support Groups & Family Resources

The Family Center on Technology and Disability – resource to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities

Parents Reaching Out

Simplified Technology – With Links To Selected Assistive Technology And Augmentative Communication Resources For Children With Disabilities

Federal Government Information & Job Sites

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws

Office of Employment Support Programs

Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 & Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – Inclusion of students with disabilities at all levels of education

Rehabilitation Act, Section 508 – Requiring all electronic technology to be accessible when federal funds are used

Resources for School

Free Online Resources for Learning:

Khan Academy – For 2nd grade level and above

IXL – For Pre-K through 12th grade learning levels

CK-12 – For all learning levels

For Parents:

Distance Learning Survival Guide with Khan Academy

UNM-CDD Imagine 2020-2021 Conference: A Future that is Flourishing is being held online. Please review the Session Five Schedule to sign-up to attend sessions

Parents Reaching Out is also providing a variety of online workshops for parents. Please review their website to sign-up to attend these sessions.

The UNM Center for Development and Disability Partners for Employment & Parents Reaching Out have released a School-to-Work Transition Guide. This guide is designed for parents but can also be useful for providers/professionals and youth.

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitive Services has also released A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities in hopes to assist students with disabilities and their families to better understand how local and state agencies work together to facilitate improved outcomes for students and youth with disabilities.

NMTAP is a program of the State of New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability, under a grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living.