RSA-227 for FY-2016: Submission #928

New Mexico
9/30/2016
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Native American Disability Law Center
3535 E. 30th Street
Suite 201
Farmington
NM
87402
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(800) 862-7271
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
Native American Disability Law Center
3535 E. 30th Street
Suite 201
Farmington
87402
North Dakota
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(800) 862-7271
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Additional Information
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Laura McClenny
(505) 566-5880
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
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25
B. Training Activities
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Seven trainings include three self advocacy meetings where Clients had questions about little or no response from VR counselors, the Hopi Disability conference, Transition conference and meeting with Rooted in Rights to create film. Purposes were varied from giving young people with disabilities ways to talk to VR counselors to describing regional differences for Rooted in Rights. Two larger conferences included a varied group of people, parents, youth, advocates, school personnel. Age ranges for attendees was 12 - 80 and 90% of attendees were Native Americans. <p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
In addition to trainings above, the Law Center created a new video highlighting success for Native Americans with disabilities who have found success in returning to work. <p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
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produced video - now writing talking points and will be ready for distribution this new fiscal year. <p><p>
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
We rely on three main newspapers and several radio stations covering both Navajo Nation and Hopi. Radio coverage for CAP was done in both English and Navajo. The Navajo Times covers all of the 24,000 sq. miles of the Nation. <p><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
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2
6
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4
B. Problem areas
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3
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0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
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4
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6
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
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E. Results achieved for individuals
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Part III. Program Data
A. Age
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6
B. Gender
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4
6
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
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6
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0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
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1
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1
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6
E. Types of Individuals Served
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4
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2
6
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
2
Law Center staff continue to serve on tribal policy committees and to supply legal advice on drafting new revisions to existing tribal law (Navajo and Hopi) to extend services and provide a foundation that is in keeping with ADA laws and allows there to be legal recourse when agencies do not comply. <p><p>
B. Litigation
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Currently there are no filed cases and one pending. <p><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-Protection and Advocacy agency
Native American Disability Law Center
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Native Amercian Disability Law Center
B. Staff Employed
The Law Center currently has four advocates that make referrals and give information and referrals. All four do direct representation in meetings and hearings to access and advocate for VR services. Two advocates have law degrees and two do not. <p><p>A fifth person is an intake specialist and she is well versed in CAP program specifics.<p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
T.Y. is a 27 yr. old male who is a member of the Dine (Navajo) Nation, living in Sweetwater AZ. T.Y. has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Tourettes, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and ADHD. After numerous barriers over the last year and refusal from tribal agencies to work with T.Y. the Law Center gathered a team together, involving four main organizations. With team work, T.Y. moved off the reservation for his first time to live independently and complete a work training experience. T.Y. passed his certification for Safeway Courtesy Clerk - his stated goal. After more than two years. T.Y. is now being assisted with housing back on the Navajo Nation, close to family, and a job coach will assist in securing employment at the local grocery store. <p><p>Another large accomplishment this fiscal year has been to create a video that speaks specifically to CAP programs with interviews from our Executive Director, a Navajo Nation VR counselor and other former clients who have found success in employment.<p>
Certification
Approved
Laura McClenny
Interim Project Director
2016-12-06
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