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NM State Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Advisory Panel

It’s the panel’s role to advise the New Mexico Public Education Department with regard to students receiving special education services through Part B IDEA Federal Regulations.

IDEA Panel Brochure: Goals and Actions (This document is paginated for double-sided printing)

Bylaws for IDEA Advisory Panel | Approved/adopted December 8, 2016


IDEA Advisory Panel Nomination

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: Sandra Riggs
120 South Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Nominations will be continuous until positions are filled.

2017-2018 SY IDEA Nomination Form
Requirements for Nomination to the IDEA Panel

Public Notice—SEB IDEA Seeks Nominations

State Advisory Panel Meeting

PED Announces the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Advisory Panel Meetings March 1 & 2, 2018- IDEA public announcement_2018 – March .

Please contact Sandra Riggs at (505) 827-3599 or via email at for additional information.

Parent Resources


UNM Center for Development and Disability (UNM CDD)

Parents Reaching Out

Note from members of NM Advisory Panel

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