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...

March 6, 2024
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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...

March 8, 2024
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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...

March 12, 2024


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February 2024 Camp T Newsletter

Please enjoy reading the February 2024 issue of the Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T) newsletter, including recent camp visitors, facility updates, upcoming events, and more.

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Coming Soon: Sassafras Science and Nature Center

Lights, heat, action! Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T) is making final preparations for opening the new Sassafras Science and Nature Center this spring. After it is completed, staff will begin moving in furniture, educational and tactile displays, and oth... read more

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Camp T Memories: Leanne Merren

As we celebrate Camp T’s 50th anniversary, we are sharing fun camp memories from past and present campers, volunteers, and staff. This story comes from Camp Assistant Leanne Merren.

Leanne’s first experience at Camp T was as a camper in 199... read more


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