Disability Categories

Madison-Grant United School Corporation provides educational services to students eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (federal law governing provision of special education, often called IDEA) and the Indiana State Board of Education Special Education Rules (called Article 7). The following categories of disability are included:

  • Autism (AUT)
  • Blind or Low Vision (BLV)
  • Deaf-Blind (DB)
  • Developmental Delay (DD)
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) 
  • Emotional Disability (ED)
  • Language or Speech Impairment (LSI)
  • Multiple Disabilities (MD)
  • Other Health Impaired (OHI)
  • Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Special Education

Madison-Grant United School Corporation offers a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment for all students with a disability. Programs for students with disabilities meet the standards of the Indiana Department of Education and include early childhood (preschool programs for children on their third birthday), elementary, and secondary education.

We provide educational programs in accordance with the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP). This may include the opportunity to earn course credit and a diploma for academic requirements to the same extent as students without disabilities earn credits toward graduation.


Process for Identification

The process for identification includes an educational evaluation to consider possible eligibility for special education and related services in one or more categories listed above. A key aspect of the evaluation is the consideration of data derived from the student’s response to intervention (RTI) that we implement in the school environment. RTI is a systematic method of working with students using universal screening, progress monitoring, and research-based practices and interventions. For students who may be struggling, the intent is to: 1) provide earlier and systematic assistance, 2) provide high quality instruction and intervention, and 3) conduct intensive monitoring of improvement.

Madison-Grant United School Corporation is a member of the Grant County Special Education Cooperative, whose offices are located in the Mississinewa Community School Corporation Administrative Offices. The Grant County Special Education Cooperative provides oversight and support to each member district to ensure that all students with disabilities receive the special education and related services required to enable students to successfully exit school and become contributing members of society. The local Special Education Coordinator’s office is located in the Madison-Grant High School at 11700 S. E. 00 W., Fairmount, IN 46928. You can reach the office at (765) 948-4141.


Special Education Staff

We care about your students and how they do in school. We have high expectations for their success, and we believe that all students can and will be successful with the right help and encouragement. That's why we are here. We hope that you will take a few minutes to get to know our wonderful staff and that you will feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.



Kimberly Whybrew
Special Services Coordinator


Amber Jones
Special Education Secretary