The Indiana School for the Deaf is committed to providing meaningful learning opportunities for students that foster academic and social excellence where languages and diversity are valued.
Legal Mandate IC 20-22-2-1
Services provided Sec. 1. (a) The Indiana School for the Deaf is established as a state educational resource center that includes the following: (1) A residential and day school. (2) Until the center for deaf and hard of hearing education is established and operating, outreach services. (3) Until the center for deaf and hard of hearing education is established and operating, consultative services to local educational agencies to assist the agencies in meeting the needs of locally enrolled students with hearing disabilities. (b) The state board of finance and the budget agency may not transfer for use by or for the center for deaf and hard of hearing education any appropriation made to the Indiana School for the Deaf by P.L.229-2011. As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.109-2012, SEC.14
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 by providing the educational services through the school on ISD’s campus. See the mission statements and further information for the Education and Student Life in their sections.