Supplementary Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides financial support for low income individuals with disabilities. If the individual is a child, the family’s income becomes the eligibility criteria. SSI comes with a Medicaid card. Although Medicaid is a federal program, it is state specific. New Mexico Medicaid rules and regulations apply to NM residents. https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/ How to Apply for Supplemental Security Income – Tipsheet

Income Support Programs

New Mexico Program Divisions New Mexico Human Services Department New Mexico Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Tipsheets about Medicaid and Waivers Tipsheets about Social Security

Transitioning to Preschool (Childfind)

Although we often think of Child Find as a provision for preschool education for students with disabilities, it includes all children of school age. Child Find requires all schools to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities from birth through age 21 (Provision for birth through age 2 are considered part B services, from age three through 21 students receive part C service) What is Child Find? Child find tip sheet Information on ages, eligibility, services, how to apply: NMPED Early Childhood Special Education – Early Learning New Mexico