MDE-LIO is now scheduling some in-person events for fall. 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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Join MDE-LIO staff for updates from the state and national levels, plans for the spring, and open conversation on topics specific to supporting students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH). Access the Webinar This webinar will be held via Zoom....

December 7, 2021
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Put on your pajamas, find a comfy space, and join MDE-LIO for our monthly virtual story time with families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH)! Each story time includes short activities and books read in both American Sign Language (...

December 8, 2021
An illustration of a radio tower on top of a map of the Earth. On top of the tower is a circular outline of Michigan surrounded by radio waves.

Adaptive switches allow people with disabilities to use technology devices. An adaptive switch will open worlds of access to communication devices, environmental controls, computer software, and smart/mobile devices. This webinar will cover adaptive...

December 14, 2021


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October 2021 Camp T Newsletter

Please enjoy reading the October issue of the Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T) newsletter, including staff and facility updates, activities for families, and more. View the newsletter in your browser: ...

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Seed Sensations Activity for Families

Fall is the perfect time to take a hike with your family. Below is a fun outdoor activity to do while on a walk, as well as a list of corn mazes around Michigan.

Many plants have seeds designed to attach themselves to animals so the plants... read more

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Camp T Welcomes High-Adventure Consultant

Camp T has hired a new staff member to lead high-adventure activities and help with day-to-day camp operations. Matt Polzin started the position in September. 

Polzin, who was born and raised in Flint, enlisted in the Navy in 1988. He becam... read more


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