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We are committed to supporting student learning...

All students with disabilities (SWDs) are engaged in high quality curriculum and instruction within inclusive educational environment opportunities that leads to deep learning which results in college, career, and community readiness.

Resources

The following resources are supported by the New Mexico Public Education Department and the Office of Special Education Programs:

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)

National Center for Systematic Improvement (NCSI)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Learn more about the policies, procedures, laws, and regulations by clicking here.

US Department of Education - IDEA Site

“Ensuring that all children, including children with disabilities, are held to rigorous academic standards and high expectations is a shared responsibility for all of us.”

– US Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter, November 16, 2015

Instructional Support

IDEA 2004 defines related services as: "(26) Related services.--(A) In general.--The term `related services' means transportation, and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services (including speech-language pathology and audiology services, interpreting services, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, recreation, including therapeutic recreation, social work services, school nurse services designed to enable a child with a disability to receive a free appropriate public education as described in the individualized education program of the child, counseling services, including rehabilitation counseling, orientation, and mobility services, and medical services, except that such medical services shall be for diagnostic and evaluation purposes only) as may be required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education, and includes the early identification and assessment of disabling conditions in children." 34 CFR Section Sec. 602 (26) (A).