New Mexico & National Resources


Community Outreach Programs for the Deaf - NM (COPD-NM)
3908 Carlisle Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM
(505) 255-7636 – V
(505) 255-0829 – F

Provides interpreting, vocational, case management, Support Service Provider (SSP), and technology services to New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind.

Hands & Voices - NM Chapter
P.O. Box 90804
Albuquerque, NM 87199
(505) 337-0344 English

(505) 357-0345 Spanish



Supports families with children who are Deaf and hard of hearing without a bias around communication modes or methods.

New Mexico Association of the Deaf
P.O. Box 22011
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Serves as an advocate for more than 250,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing people living in New Mexico.

New Mexico Commission for the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing

505 Marquette Ave. NW, Suite 1550
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 383-6530 (v/tty)
(800) 489-8536 (v/tty)
Contact: Lisa Dignan,

Provides Individual and Systemic Advocacy, Professional Development for Interpreters, Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program, information and referral services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and has a resource library including books and materials for interpreters and information on Deafness and Hearing Loss.

A broad variety of education and professional development opportunities exist for signed language interpreters in New Mexico. Some are local, and others are offered through national organizations. 

The Hearing Loss Association of America,
Albuquerque Chapter

P.O. Box 36792

Albuquerque, NM 87176
(505) 554 7186

The Hearing Loss Association of America, Albuquerque Chapter was formed in 1987 and named Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Albuquerque Chapter. The organization provides education, support and advocacy for all with hearing loss, their families and friends in the greater Albuquerque area. Chapter meetings take place on the third Saturday of the month from September through June.

The Hearing Loss Association of America,
Las Cruces Chapter
David Uribe, President:

Michael Lieberman, Vice President:

The Hearing Loss Association of America, Las Cruces Chapter was formed in 2009 and serves the hard of hearing in Southern New Mexico. The chapter meets on the third Saturday of the month from September through June.
The Hearing Loss Association of America,
Santa Fe Chapter

Contact: John Hooper
(505) 603-2994 (Voice/Text)

The Hearing Loss Association of America, Santa Fe Chapter provides support for those with hearing loss and their family and friends. Meetings take place on the third Saturday morning of every month with the exception of July, August and December. They are publicized in the local media and through e-mail.  


New Mexico School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(800) 841-6699

A state agency that provides a variety of programs, services, and learning resources for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families both in Santa Fe and statewide.

Public Education Department: Special Education
Special Education, Public Education Department -
Education Bldg.
120 S. Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-1466

State agency that works through local school districts. Also acts as arbiter for parental complaints that cannot be resolved at the district level.


Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf, Inc.

3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2778
(202) 337-5220 (Voice)
(202) 337-5221 (TTY)

An international organization comprised of parents, professionals, children, and adults that provides newsletters, journals, and information relating to oral education.

American Society for Deaf Children
3820 Hartzdale Dr.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(866) 895-4206 or (717) 703-0073

Prints the Endeavor & provides family and parent support. Hosts regular conferences.

Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools & Programs for the Deaf
P. O. Box 1778
St. Augustine, FL 32085-1778
V/TDD 904-810-5200

The Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf is an association of schools and educational programs involved with the education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.

Hands & Voices - National
PO Box 445
Carthage, IL 62321
(303) 300-9763
Toll Free:(866) 422-0422

A parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods.

National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton St.
Silver Springs, MD 20910
V (301) 587-1788
TDD (301) 587-1789

A consumer advocacy organization for the Deaf; publishes the NAD Broadcaster.


Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
2309 Renard Pl. SE, Suite 101
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 764-0036

Provides speech and consultation services, hearing evaluation and the fitting of hearing aids to children and adults of the 18 northern New Mexico pueblos.

Children's Medical Services (CMS)
NM Department of Health
2040 S. Pacheco
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8868
(877) 890-4692

Provides services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disabling conditions for children.

Family Infant Toddler Program
Department of Health, Long Term Services Division
Runnels Bldg.
1190 St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(877) 696-1472

Provides statewide family centered early intervention services to families of eligible infants and toddlers through a network of contracted providers.

National Institute on Deafness & other Communication Disorders

Comprehensive information for parents who are considering a cochlear implant for their child. Has links to various cochlear implant websites.


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Adults)
300 San Mateo NE, Suite 101
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 841-6450

Assists with vocational planning and placement for persons with disabilities.

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

World’s first liberal arts university for deaf and hard of hearing students. Also contains information about middle school and high school academic competitions. 

National Center on Deafness
California State University at Northridge
18111 Norhdhoff Street
Chisholm Hall, Mail Drop 8267
Northridge, CA 91330-8267
V/TTY (818) 677-2054

Offers comprehensive program for Deaf and hard of hearing students wishing to attend the California State University-Northridge

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
V/TDD (716) 475-6236

The world's first and largest technological college for students who are Deaf and hard of hearing.

Post-secondary Scholarship
Opportunities for Students

The guide lists over 70 scholarships specifically for students with disabilities, thoroughly explaining eligibility, award specifics, and most importantly, how to apply.


Deaf Life Magazine
MSM Productions, LTD.
PO Box 23380
Rochester, NY 14692

Covers Deaf news and related issues.

Deaf Library

Comprehensive list of websites related to hearing loss.

National Information Center on Deafness &
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-3695
V (202) 651-5051
TDD (202) 651-5052

Centralized source of information on topics dealing with Deafness and hearing loss.


National Video Relay Services:

Provides interpreting through video using the Internet.

Telecommunications Relay Services

Various text-type based relay communication services.


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