State Sen. Linda Lopez and community advocates called for increased support for special needs students.
News Story (New Mexico)
Ollie Reed Jr.
January 22, 2016
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Tags: Disability Rights
Organizations mentioned/involved: Pegasus Legal Services for Children (NM)
Spurred by the case of Michael Bruening, 14, a student with autism, Lopez, D-Albuquerque, said not only Albuquerque Public Schools but schools statewide need to do a better job of delivering services to children with special needs.
Lopez said she intends to introduce legislation that would provide funding to train state public school personnel to deal appropriately with special needs students.