Ionia County ISD provides programs and services for children with disabilities between the ages of zero and 26. We are here to support our local districts within our service area in the county. For current information on special education and student count data for our county, go to MISchoolData.org.
Our mission is to provide collaborative supports, services, guidance, resources and technical assistance as well as assist with professional development, program development, parent support, technology, and legal requirements to ensure the individual unique needs of all students in our county are addressed.
Ionia County ISD provides the following special education services and supports to students throughout the county:
- Assistive Technology Resources
- Transition Programming
- Instructional Consultation Teams (ICT)
- Visual Impairment Specialist
- Hearing Impairment Specialist
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- School Psychology services
- Speech Therapy
- Social Work services
- Early Childhood supports
The Ionia County ISD operates the following special education programs in the county:
- Students eligible as Moderate Cognitive Impairment (MoCI)—all hosted in buildings within Ionia Public Schools
- Students eligible as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—hosted in various local districts
- Students eligible as Severely Emotionally Impaired (SEI):
- Elementary & Secondary, both located at Freedom Acres School
- Students eligible as Severely Cognitively Impaired (SCI):
- Three classroom levels located at Freedom Acres School
- Transition Programs for students who have met their high school requirements, but not ready for the working/post-secondary world. All of them are located in downtown Ionia.
Additional information can be found on our ICISD Wiki site.