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 Education Consultant Amanda English for a one-hour session to discuss independent living skills (ILS). During each session, participants will gain ideas they can incorporate into lessons to help students who are Blind or Visually...
Families are shaped by their unique experiences, including different cultures, heritage, dynamics, structures, languages, and resources. Families on the journey of raising young children, ages 0-3, who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH), may seek or...
In this webinar, MDE-LIO consultants will discuss the newly revamped Vision Services Severity Rating Scale (VSSRS). Learn how to effectively use this tool to determine service delivery for students who are BVI. This live webinar will be held via...
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Moving Forward with LEAD-K in Michigan
On December 13, 2023, MDE-LIO and committee partners held a one-hour webinar to address Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) PA 256 (HB 5777) [PDF]. MDE-LIO has been given the oversight and funding to carry out the requirements of this legislation in Michigan, which was signed into law on December 22, 2022.