Student Disability Advisor — New Mexico

Students with disabilities attending education programs in New Mexico will contend with numerous academic trials on their way toward a degree or diploma. But challenges receiving accommodations can present further challenges, and if students don't obtain early support, they face an uphill climb. Yet, they aren't alone in their pursuits. An official study shows that one in five students enrolled in higher education has a physical, mental, or emotional disability. State and federal laws require schools to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. However, New Mexico programs sometimes fail in their obligations. If you or your child's K-12 school, an institution of higher education, or another educational program fails to recognize your disability or declines to grant accommodations, contact national education attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento. He and the Lento Law Firm's Student Defense Team stand ready to defend you or your child's right to an education.

Disabled Student Rights in New Mexico

Disability Accommodations in New Mexico

New Mexico schools must abide by state and federal disability laws delegating accommodations for qualifying disabilities, which guarantee a student's right to a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE), according to the U.S. Department of Education's