Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO)

MDE-LIO is funded through the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE). The project provides technical assistance and resources to serve and improve the quality of education for students who are blind or visually impaired (BVI), and students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (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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Traverse City, MI

NVI is the leading cause of visual impairment in first-world countries. To better serve this population, this presentation will discuss how NVI affects learning. In this workshop, participants will learn: The medical conditions related to NVI...

May 14, 2019
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Lansing, MI

The Michigan Department of Education - Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) will host a one-day event designed to help parents or other adult family members prepare their children to be independent. The event is for parents of children who are in Pre-K...

May 18, 2019
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Traverse City, MI

Educators, other professionals, and adult family members of students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) are invited to attend a one-day workshop geared toward supporting students who have a Neurological Visual Impairment. Participants will...

May 15, 2019


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Plan out your learning and professional development schedule with our updated event section! Earlier this month, we added a calendar feature to the event section so users can quickly click through each...

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MDE-LIO Resource Libraries Offer Materials for Adult Learning

MDE-LIO’s newly organized Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI) and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) resource libraries include books, kits, manuals, and other tools that may be borrowed for eight weeks. These resources are available for parents, college...


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