The Department of Community Advocacy provides advocacy and referrals for transition-related settings.
This includes students who are in grade school, especially high school upperclassmen, and those considering entering college or the workforce after high school. We provide guidance on requesting and receiving accommodations, as well.
We also work with professionals from various districts, institutions and agencies to ensure that individuals are receiving appropriate services under federal law. We participate in a variety of transition groups and organizations focused on improving outcomes for post-secondary transition for individuals with disabilities.
Examples of transition services may include any of the following:
- Provide communication access advocacy for specific transition-related settings, such as entry into schools or universities, requesting/receiving accommodations for the first time, and post-secondary, non-academic transition services.
- Make referrals to appropriate agencies and schools who have experience working with grade level and post-secondary students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
- Work directly with interested grade schools and programs to enrich their knowledge and understanding of serving students with hearing loss, both academically and socially.
For more information, please contact Corina Gutiérrez at Corina.Gutierrez@cdhh.nm.gov.