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Welcome to Mississippi School for the Deaf!

The state of Mississippi has been providing education to deaf children since 1829. Mississippi School for the Deaf was established by an act of the Mississippi Legislature in 1854 for the express purpose of providing an educational program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

MSD has full accreditation through AdvancEd and CEASD.

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Our Staff

The Mississippi School for the Deaf and the Blind (MSDB) implements an ongoing system to identify, locate, and evaluate all children suspected of having a disability from birth through 21 years of age required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


Early Intervention

The Sensory (Kids) Impaired Home Intervention (SKI*HI) Program provides early intervention services on a statewide basis to families of deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or Deaf-Blind children ages birth to 3 years.

Mississippi Assistance Center (MAC)

In 2020, the MACH (Mississippi Assistance Center for Hearing Loss) was combined with the LVC to establish the Mississippi Assistance Center (MAC).

Academic Services

The Mississippi School for the Deaf advocates self-improvement through the education of all Deaf and Hard of Hearing student by utilizing a bilingual philosophy that places an emphasis o the linguistics of both American Sign Language and English.