DDSD Public Feedback

DDSD is adding an additional Public Feedback Forum for the Draft DD Waiver Service Standards and changing the time from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This will allow time for additional discussions.  Please see the new schedule below. 


As a reminder:

Dates and Location: Third Wednesday of the month July through October 2017, located on the 17th Floor Conference Room at the Bank of the West, 5301 Central Ave., Albuquerque, NM.


Draft documents will be posted a week before the Public Forum dates at:

Electronic submission of comments also accepted at:


Meeting Date



AM/PM Sessions

          Chapters for Review (NOT based on final Chapter order)



9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Case Management
Community Inclusion

Qualified Providers



1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Human Rights Committee Update on EPR New Topic

Professional & Clinical Services



9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Living Supports


Other Services



1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement


Additional content areas as needed



Thank you,





Gayla Delgado

Assistant DD Waiver Program Manager

Community Programs Bureau,

Developmental Disabilities Supports Division
810 San Mateo Road, Suite 106
P O Box 26110

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502

ph: (505) 476-8915
fax:(505) 476-8894




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Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing & Information Pamphlets

We need your help to get Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing and Information Pamphlets out to local health providers.  If you are able to get these pamphlets to your health providers, please email or text 382-5061 your address and we will mail to you.  Or you can just send us the health provider information and we will send to them.


Community Classes

Hope everyone's summer is going well and that getting back to the swing of life is going smoothly.  Here is a list of organization's that are providing adaptive classes for individuals with ASD this fall. 


Keshet Dance Company


See website for classes:


The Mountain Dojo

All classes are held at 319 Mountain Rd NE (near the Main Post Office), range of ages 3 to Adult, and are pay what you can/donation based. 

For more information please contact Stef at or call 701-720-8634


Monday Martial Arts: Starts August 7th

               4:30 - 5:15  Itty Bitty's  3-6

               5:30 - 6:30  Marital Arts 13+

               6:30 - 8:00  Adult


Tuesday African Drumming/Music: Starts August 15th

                4:00 - 4:45 Beginning Drumming 6+

                4:45 - 5:45 Drumming Ensemble 10+

                5:45 - 6:45 Adult Drum Circle

                7:00 - 8:00 Songwriting Workshop 16+


Thursday Marital Arts: Starts August 10th

                 3:45 - 4:30 Martial Arts 6-12

                 4:30 - 6:00 Kung Fu Opera (an original theater production) 12+  (must join before October 1st)

                 6:00 - 7:00 Adult




Other organizations that have taken training with us:


UNM Continueing Education




Girls and Boys Club


Bricks 4 Kidz New Mexico




In other news,  today is my last day working at the CDD for Camp/Recreational Program. It has been such a pleasure being a part of such a magical place and getting to know all the families and amazing individuals.  I may not be in this position anymore, but I am still very much connected to Camp Rising Sun and its future and will be continuteing to teach classes and providing programing for individuals with ASD at The Mountain Dojo. 


If you have any questions or want to know more about other recreational programs, please contact Mariah Montoya at


Thank you for sharing your time with me and I hope the fall is amazing. 


Have a great weekend,





Stef Graner

Recreation Service Coordinator


DDW Unit Monthly Feedback - August

The DDW Unit will be hosting a monthly feedback forum to present and accept feedback on draft chapters of the DD Waiver Services Standards which are planned for reissue in January 2018.  Below is a list of chapters that will be reviewed.  These draft chapters have been posted on the ACT website.  Please go to to review these chapters.  There will be a limited amount of hard copies available at the meeting.  Please download the draft chapters to your mobile device or print copies, if possible.  The Feedback Forum will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Bank of the West, 5301 Central Ave, 17th floor conference room, Albuquerque, NM.  This meeting is intended to take place in person for most effective discussion but a Skype link is available for your convenience as well.



Meeting Date

Time am/pm sessions

Links to Draft Chapters for Review
(NOT based on final Chapter order)


9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Human Rights & Settings Requirements
Person Centered Planning
Individual Service Plan


1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

HealthCare Coordination



à Join Skype Meeting      

Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App


Join by Phone

Toll-free number: 8667575788, access code: 3791533675

Toll number: 7606990922, access code: 3791533675

Find a local number


Conference ID: 3791533675 (same as access code above)



Electronic Submission of comments is available through August 30, 2017. Please go to the Draft Postings ( ) and click on the survey link to submit your comments.



Please contact Gayla Delgado, the Assistant DDW Program Manager at 476-8915 with any questions.