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 and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

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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During this live webinar, our education consultants will share tips and strategies for facilitating self-advocacy skills to get the new school year off to a great start. School personnel, parents, guardians, and others in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (...

September 24, 2019
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This class will focus on several technical aspects of American Sign Language (ASL), including structure, grammar, classifiers, multiple meanings, and technical signs. This course is for school personnel who are not interpreters but work with...

October 1, 2019 to November 19, 2019
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Okemos, MI

Are you an administrator who is new to supervising Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) programs and services? The Michigan Department of Education - Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) will offer a one-day conference...

November 8, 2019


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Download Our Printable Event Calendars

Get a broad overview of MDE-LIO’s upcoming events right at your fingertips! Our new printable 2019-2020 Blind/Visually Impaired and Deaf/Hard of Hearing event calendars feature workshops, classes, conferences, and other events that will be held th... read more

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Submit Braille Textbook Orders Early

Although the new school year has just begun, MDE-LIO would like to encourage districts to start thinking about submitting textbook requests for next school year.

When a district submits an early request, MDE-LIO staff has adequate time to p... read more

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New Partnership With Deaf Kids Code

MDE-LIO wants to promote students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields! To do this, we are partnering with Deaf Kids Code, Amazon, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Division on Deaf, DeafBlind, and Har... read more


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