MDE-LIO has canceled all in-person events until further notice, in accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Online workshops and webinars will still be held as scheduled. For more information about changes to our services, read the MDE-LIO COVID-19 Update.

Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO)

MDE-LIO provides consultation, guidance, training, and resources to families and educational teams serving students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH).

MDE-LIO's vision is to ensure equal access to a quality education for all students who are BVI and/or DHH.

Our services include:

  • Workshops and events for families and educators
  • Braille, large print, and digital books for students
  • American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Federal Quota products and textbooks
  • Professional development materials and guides for educators
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Webinar

This class will focus on American Sign Language (ASL) basics, including signs for everyday use. Adults with at least one child in their family who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) are invited to participate. Participants will identify and apply:...

April 21, 2020 to June 9, 2020
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Webinar

Please note that this workshop will now be held online. This workshop, for teachers and teacher consultants supporting students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH), will focus on several technical aspects of American Sign Language (ASL), including...

May 2, 2020
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Webinar

During this webinar, MDE-LIO consultants and parent liaison will discuss resources for supporting students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and their families. Access the Webinar This webinar will be held via Zoom. Participants do not need to...

April 7, 2020

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing Resources for Educators and Families

Updated: April 1, 2020

We will continue to update this page with resources that can be used by both families and school personnel who are currently at home. Please note that all products, services, and tips mentioned are fo... read more

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Blind/Visual Impairment Resources for Educators and Families

Updated: April 3, 2020

We will continue to update this page with resources that can be used by both families and school personnel who are currently at home. Please note that all products, services, and tips mentioned are fo... read more

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MDE-LIO is Hiring

MDE-LIO has an opening for an Education Consultant for Visually Impaired to work in Lansing. This person will consult with and provide technical assistance to school districts, administrators, teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, and other servic... read more

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