Mi Via

Mi Via

Mi Via, which means “my path”, “my way” or “my road”, is designed to assist you in managing your own services and supports to live your best life.  Mi Via is about choosing self-direction over your home and community-based services, support and goods within your approved plan and budget.

Department of Health/Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) /Mi Via Self Directed Wavier

Self Directed Choices


This program is a person-centered, community-oriented approach to deliver services and supports that assist eligible children and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) or Medically Fragile conditions to participate as active members of their communities.

The Mi Via Waiver is one of several waivers available in New Mexico. It is intended to provide a community-based alternative to institutional care that facilitates greater participant’s choice, direction and control over services and supports.

The approach emphasizes:

  • That people with IDD oversee their lives as much as possible.

  • That people with IDD have opportunities to use resources in ways that enhance their lives and help them participate in their communities

  • A shared responsibility for the wise use of public dollars and the contribution that people with IDD and their families can make.

  • That the system is managed in a way that is efficient and fair to everyone.

New Mexico’s self-directed waiver program’s guiding principles states that all participants:

  • Have value and potential

  • Will be viewed in terms of their abilities

  • Have the right to participate and be fully included in their communities; and

  • Have the right to live, work, learn, and receive services and supports to meet their individual needs in the most integrated settings possible within their community.