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Special Education

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District (NLMUSD) provides provides a continuum of placement and service options to address the individual needs of students who qualify for special education and related services.  Decisions regarding appropriate placement and services are made by each student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) team based on the unique needs of the individual student.  Eligibility for special education is determined by the IEP team following a special education assessment.  


NLMUSD Special Education Administrative Team is here to support families! 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Special Education Team with questions or concerns.

(562) 210-2402


Maricela Lopez-Harvin, Interim Executive Director, SELPA

Erica Brugman, Program Administrator

Dr. Laurie Hidy-Watkins, Program Administrator

Lisette Mendez Garcia, Program Administrator

Irene Rifilato, Program Administrator

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