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General Information

Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District
2118 US 23 South
Alpena, MI 49707
(989) 354-3101 (Local)
(989) 356-3385 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Fri. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Alpena, Montmorency and Alcona Counties.


Pied Piper Opportunity Center
444 Wilson Street
Alpena, MI 49707


Steven Barbeau, Early On Coordinator,
Susan Grulke, Assistant Superintendent, (989) 354-3101 130,
Scott Reynolds, Superintendent,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Assesses students for eligibility for special education.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District infant and preschool program serves infants and toddlers who are developmentally behind or at risk for normal development due to birth defects, genetic disorders, prematurity, hearing impairments, vision impairments, physical impairments and/or mental impairments. Services include an evaluation by a team of professionals and individual programming for those children found eligible. The program for infants includes a minimum of two non-consecutive one-hour visits per week by a trained staff member. At approximately three years of age, handicapped preschoolers often enter classroom programs. The ESD staff helps this transition. Students who are not able to be successful in general education programs such as Head Start may attend the PrePrimary Impaired Classroom operated by the ESD. Services are provided for infants as directed by their Individual Educational Plans (IEP's). Also available, if necessary, are the services of a physical therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist and/or speech therapist. Books and reference materials are available upon request to all parents.

      The goal of the program is to help the parents remain effective as the primary teacher during the child's early years.
  • Education Services
    • Visually impaired students can receive direct service from the consultant as determined by the Individual Educational Planning Committee (IEPC). Services to parents and/or teachers are available to develop academic programs or behavior management programs. The consultant assists in coordinating services from other state and local sources to help maximize each student's development.

      Large print textbooks, braille materials, tapes, recordings, and visual aides can be obtained through the consultant. Referrals for visual evaluations can also be requested through the Educational Service District.

      Operates the Pied Piper Opportunity Center for students with developmental and physical impairments.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultations to teachers.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers computer training for instructors.
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