N.M. districts take steps to improve special education

Some school districts in Farmington, N.M., are working to educate their teachers about the specific challenges faced by students with dyslexia and adopting new instructional strategies for students with autism. Among other changes, the districts updated school handbooks to include the phrase "intellectual disability," enacted a new prohibition on mandatory medication for some students and increased the power of parents to request special-education evaluations.

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