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Office of the Special Education Ombud Information

The Office of the Special Education Ombud provides comprehensive information, resources, and support to public school students and families navigating the special education system in New Mexico.


What does the OSEO do?

  • Support parents of students with disabilities to help them understand and navigate the special education system

  • Attend and assist families with individualized education program meetings

  • Provide information about state and federal laws and regulations governing special education

  • Empower students and parents to develop effective strategies to resolve their issues and concerns

  • Promote collaboration and positive communication between families, schools, and district personnel

  • Provide information about available resoures that serve individuals with disabilities, and assist with referrals to advocacy groups

  • Collect, analyze, and report special education data

  • Make recommendations to NMPED, the Governor's office, the Legislature, school districts, and other governmental entities to address systemic concerns and noncompliance with special education laws and regulations


Call the OSEO intake and information line: (505) 841-4565

Contact the Special Education State Ombud: Michelle Tregembo:

Visit their website:

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