MDE-LIO is now scheduling some in-person events. 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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Greenville, MI

Families of school-age children who are Blind/Visually Impaired are invited to attend this overnight camp. Families will experience summer camp together with campfires, hikes, and waterfront activities. Learn and practice: adaptive outdoor...

July 23, 2022 to July 24, 2022
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Greenville, MI

Campers will experience many adventures at this two-night camp. Participants will canoe, make arts and crafts, play field games, swim, and enjoy campfires. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make wonderful memories and establish friendships at ...

July 31, 2022 to August 2, 2022
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Greenville, MI

Wrap up summer while engaging in outdoor activities at Camp Tuhsmeheta! Families with children who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing are invited to an afternoon party at camp. Participants will engage in a variety of outdoor activities, and...

August 21, 2022


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May 2022 MDE-LIO Newsletter

Please enjoy reading the May 2022 issue of the MDE-LIO newsletter. The MDE-LIO newsletter is a collaborative effort of our staff to provide valuable information regarding services, materials, and professional development opportunities for all. Cli... read more

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Create a Cortical Visual Impairment Story Box

From Amy Shepherd, MDE-LIO Parent Liaison

I remember the first story box I made almost 20 years ago. It was for my preschool-age son who was legally Blind, and it was a book about his favorite toys. I still have the photos we took... read more


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