Special Education

About Our Program

The Allendale Public School District provides Early On and Special Education Services to residents of Allendale, Michigan.

Special Education Services are for students from birth to 26 years who have been identified, evaluated and found eligible for programs and/or services under the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education. Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education defines eligibility for special education services within 13 categories of disability.

All elementary, intermediate and secondary schools in Allendale determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability using a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses.


PDF DocumentMichigan Criteria for Determining the Existence of a Specific Learning Disability

PDF DocumentProcedural Safeguards (English) [PDF]

PDF DocumentMichigan Department of Education Procedural Safeguards Notice /Aviso de garantías procesales (Spanish)

PDF DocumentParental Notification for Medicaid Billing This is the notification of your rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) regarding Medicaid billing.

Special Education Office

Ryan Harp
Director of Special Education
Heather Kennedy

Special Education

Phone: 616.892.3460
Fax: 616.892.5592