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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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The Eschenbach Low Vision School Kit is a must-have for teachers of the visually impaired. The kit includes tools to determine magnification levels that can help students succeed. In this webinar, Eschenbach Midwest Territorial Manager Joe...

September 26, 2023
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Heading back to school is an exciting time for families, but managing commitments and schoolwork can also be challenging. Join us to talk about what is going well and what challenges you're facing this fall. We’ll also talk about practicing...

October 11, 2023
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At this event, students will be challenged to demonstrate fundamental orientation and mobility (O&M) skills and travel techniques for navigating the sighted world they live in. Cane Quest® is a challenging O&M contest for students, created...

October 14, 2023


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September 2023 MDE-LIO and Camp Tuhsmeheta Newsletter

Please enjoy reading the September 2023 issue of the combined MDE-LIO and Camp Tuhsmeheta newsletter. This newsletter is a collaborative effort of our staff to provide valuable information regarding services, materials, and professional developmen... read more

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Camp Tuhsmeheta News and Updates

This summer, Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T) offered family programs, overnight camps, and even an independent living skills (ILS) competition for families! Read on to learn about campers’ experiences making soda bottle rockets, the winners of the ILS Ol... read more


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