MDE-LIO is now scheduling some in-person events. These events may be subject to change, based on state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. 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, 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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Are you interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL), but don’t know where to start? Are you nervous about learning a new language as an adult? Do you have questions about ASL? Join MDE-LIO consultants John Kirsh and Amanda Schneider for an...

August 31, 2022
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Join MDE-LIO Education Consultant Amanda English to look at Michigan’s science standards and adaptive science materials from American Printing House for the Blind (APH). This webinar will also cover the national research agenda for science,...

September 13, 2022
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Greenville, MI

This overnight event at Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T) will offer outdoor/indoor recreation and sports activities, cooking, campfires, and more. Roast a marshmallow or two, spend some time hiking, and enjoy time with your family. This is a great...

September 17, 2022 to September 18, 2022


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July 2022 Camp T Newsletter

Please enjoy reading the July 2022 issue of the Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T) newsletter, including staff and facility updates, activities for families, and more.

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Upcoming Events at Camp Tuhsmeheta

With summer events already in progress, Camp T is fast approaching its busy fall and winter season. Fall is a popular time, due to the start of the school year combined with the shorter days, cooler nights, and leaves changing color. As always, Ca... read more

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First Michigan Regional Cane Quest Event Held at Camp T

On May 14, Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T) hosted the first annual Michigan Regional Cane Quest competition. Cane Quest is a challenging orientation and mobility (O&M) contest for students, created and organized by...


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