Special Education Bureau
120 South Federal Place, Room 206 Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-827-1401 Fax: 505-954-0001
Michael Lovato, Director

Current Topics

2015-2016 IDEA B Application Webinar – March 12, 2015

2015-2016 IDEA B Application available March 12, 2015 via WebEPSS

2015-2016 IDEA B Application with board approval DUE in WebEPSS on/or before April 27, 2015

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) at 34 CFR § 300.602(b)(1)(i)(B) requires States to make the State's performance plan available through public means including the website. The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014) is posted below.
FFY 2013 Part B State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR)
IDEA Part B Indicator 17, State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) , the State of New Mexico must establish and maintain an advisory panel to provide policy guidance for Special Education and related services for children with disabilities in the State.  PED is currently seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the State of New Mexico’s IDEA Advisory Panel. Nomination forms and resumes must be mailed to:

New Mexico Public Education Department
Special Education Bureau
Attention: Sharmaine Garcia
120 South Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Deadline for nominations is July 23, 2015, at the close of the business day.

2015-2016 IDEA Nomination Form
Requirements for Nomination to the IDEA Panel
Public Notice—SEB IDEA Seeks Nominations

Public Notice

New Mexico Individuals with Disabilities Education Act State Advisory Panel

State Advisory Panel Meeting
  • PED Announces the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Advisory Panel Meetings May 28-29, 2015 in Albuquerque | Public Notice | Agenda

  • Email comments to spedfeedback@state.nm.us


    Revised New Mexico Annual Performance Plan 2012
    Revised State Performance Plan
    Updated April 30, 2014

    Best Practices to Consider When Developing IEP's for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders




    New Mexico TEAM Professional Development Modules (NEW August 2012)

    Derechos de los Padres y del/la Niño(a) en la Educación Especial: Su Aviso Interino Sobre Procedimientos de Protección (Updated March 2014)

    Navajo Translation Project
    Parent and Child Rights in Special Education in Navajo
      Parent and Child Rights in Special Education in Navajo Audio Files *
      * Audio files are compressed in an autoexecutable .zip file, please download it to your computer, open it and you'll be able to listen to them from the C:\Temp folder
    Parent and Child Rights in Special Education in Russian



    Forms (Updated August 2013)


    Programa preescholar/escuela primaria de educación individuo (IEP)

    El programa secundaria de educación individuo (IEP)

    Petición por resolución alternativa de disputas

    Forma de queja de educación especial

    Solicitud de la educación especial audiencia de debido proceso y requisistos de communicación

    Consentimiento de revocación de los servicios de educación especial y los servicios relacionados