Special Education Bureau
120 South Federal Place, Room 206 Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-827-1457 Fax: 505-954-0001
Gabe Baca, Director

Current Topics

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: Eire Spaeth
120 South Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Deadline for nominations is June 25, 2014, at the close of the business day.

2014-2015 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

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