Albuquerque, NM: School for severe SPED kids; hopefully they'll return to home districts

Sept 18, 2017, Albuquerque Journal: New APS facility for special needs students gets rave reviews After four years of planning and construction, Albuquerque Public Schools has opened a state-of-the-art, $22 million facility for special needs students. Aztec Special Education Complex at 2611 Eubank NE houses 20 highly specialized classrooms and 77 offices for diagnosticians and support staff. The bright, spacious 65,000-square-foot building will serve some of the state’s highest-need students from prekindergarten through age 22.... Currently, Aztec enrolls about 135 kids who have special needs like autism or medical issues. The goal is always to move the children back to their home schools when they are ready, Heimer said. Superintendent Raquel Reedy called Aztec Special Education Complex “a wonderful, wonderful continuation of the fantastic special education history that we have here in APS.”

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