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State Leaders, Parents, Advocates Celebrate Passing of Special Education Ombud Act

May 21, 2021

More help is on the way for many special education students and their families. This week, parents, advocates, legislative leaders, and the governor came together to celebrate a bill that the governor signed last month. The bill, which was passed unanimously, will create an ombudsman office to help public school students and their families navigate the special education system. “Our vision is to have a regional director, staff basically certifying, training, supporting, fully supporting special education ombuds across the state of New Mexico,” said Alice Liu McCoy, with the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. Read More