The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) is
a regional education body that works to enhance the education of
students in all county public school districts, charter schools and
private/parochial schools. It has many resources to provide quality
educational opportunities for general education and special education
students, technical and instructional support to school employees, and
leadership in all areas impacting education. It’s largest service is to
oversee all special education programs in the county, and operate seven
schools that service more severely impaired students. It is the largest
ISD in Michigan that provides direct services to students.
school personnel, and the community at large are active partners in
planning, delivering and evaluating many MISD services and programs.
MISD special education services range from assistance to students within
our district classrooms to the operation of special county schools and
programs. This assistance even extends to students who cannot attend
Here is a list of MISD Special Education services, explanations, and contacts:
MISD offers a large number of resources to help parents maximize their
children’s education. For example, an Early On – Macomb (http://www.misd.net/EarlyOn/)
section of their website has 10 topics related to infants and toddlers
from birth to 36 months who have developmental delays or established
conditions that may lead to delays.
The MISD website (misd.net) also has many valuable Special Education Web Links (http://www.misd.net/SEMGTService/WorldWideWebLinks.htm) that are generally helpful to special educators and parents.
MISD Center Program Schools: The mission of the MISD Center Programs (http://www.misd.net/CenterProg/)
is to improve each student's ability to function independently. This is
accomplished by developing and supporting comprehensive educational
programs in partnership with students, their parents, local educational
agencies (LEA) and community served by the MISD. The specialized center
programs offered by the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD)
provides the following educational support opportunities for our
students: Autistic Impaired (AI), Physically or Otherwise Health
Impaired (POHI), Trainable Mentally Impaired (TMI), Severely Mentally
Impaired (SMI), Severely Emotionally Impaired (SEI), Visually Impaired
(VI), and Macomb Infant Preschool Program (MIPPS).
The following are the MISD’s Center Program Schools (http://www.misd.net/Children/)
- Regional Special Education Services
on the titles below to receive a complete description of the many
special services outlined on the MISD website: (NOTE: Create a link from
each title to the MISD website information)
- Electronic Forms and Procedures
forms and procedures that are required by current Special Education
Rules and Regulations (in collaboration with the Macomb County
Association of Administrators of Special Education)
- Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
group serves in an advisory capacity to develop the MISD County plan
for special education services and to support parents of students with
disabilities.. It also provides parents in local districts with
information about resources available for children with special
challenges. The PAC group meets monthly. If you have more questions
about this group, please call the Special Services Department at
- Support and Related Services
Delivers specialized supportive and related services for students in regular schools and those who cannot attend school.
- Assistive Technology
Maintains a learning materials center and lending library of assistive devices for handicapped students.
- Management Services
Develops service delivery plans, and monitors compliance to the plan
- Collects data on students with handicapping conditions
- Provides technical consultation to special educators and parents.
- Supports locally operated education programs.