Vision & Mission
To create an educational environment where all Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Indiana have access to quality services to allow them to achieve their full potential.
The Indiana School for the Deaf strives to be the premier comprehensive center providing education, services and resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, their families, and educational partners.
According to Indiana Code 20-22-1:
Sec. 1 The Indiana School for the Deaf is established as a state educational resource center that includes the following:
- A.) A residential and day school
- B.) Outreach Services
- C.) Consultative services to local educational agencies to assist the agencies in meeting the needs of locally enrolled students who are deaf or hard of hearing
We are serving deaf and hard of hearing children who are diverse and have a range of needs regardless of where they are placed for their education. Each deaf or hard of hearing child’s individual needs are determined by a Individual Family Service Plan or the Individual Educational Plan, and placement is determined through a case conference. ISD may provide support or services in various capacities whether it be through our Outreach Services, through partnerships with other providers and agencies, or by providing the educational services through the school on ISD’s campus. See the mission statements and further information for Outreach, for the Education and Student Life in their sections.