NM Task Force

NM Task Force Members 2014-2015

The New Mexico Task Force for Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Youth reconvened in December of 2014 because it was time to gauge the progress our state has made in ensuring equity and access to education, learning, and development for children and youth cradle to career in response to the recommendations put forth by the 2003 Task Force and the 2004 NM Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children’s Educational Bill of Rights.

The first meeting, held on December 1, 2014, brought together 32 representatives from following stakeholder groups: Public School Special Education Directors; Charter Schools; Private Schools; Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumers; Legislature; Universities; Parent Advocates; REC’s; State Special Schools; Native Programs; Early Intervention Programs. The collaborative efforts of stakeholders in our state toward this mutual effort is inspiring.

Using the Deaf Education Bill of Rights and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing experience as our guide and framework, the Task Force scanned the state for what we know are services that work for students and where we must move towards more effective outcomes for children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. Timelines for the work of the Task Force included three one day meetings each in December 2014, April 2015 and September, 2015. A final report was published in December, 2016.  

Task Force Documents: Task Force Report and Task Force Fact Sheet 

‚ÄčNM Task Force Meeting 12/1/2014

      NM Task Force Meeting 12/1/2014
Task Force members learn about deaf education and consider the NM Bill of Rights for Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from the deaf and family perspective.
NM Task Force Meeting 12/1/2014
      NM Task Force Meeting 12/1/2014
NM Task Force meeting break out groups begin to identify existing education services and gaps for deaf and hard of hearing children and youth in New Mexico.

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