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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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MDE-LIO and committee partners will offer an online forum to address Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) PA 256 (HB 5777). MDE-LIO has been given the oversight and funding to carry out the requirements of this legislation in...

December 13, 2023
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Searching for more ideas to support the unique needs of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH)? Looking for tried and true strategies to use? It’s time to flip the script and focus on how school personnel are supporting students! MDE-LIO is...

December 13, 2023
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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...

January 10, 2024


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Get the 2023 Camp T Annual Report

In 2023, Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T) offered several programs and camps for students who are Blind/Visually Impaired and students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. The State Board of Education visited camp for a work group session, and work neared comple... read more

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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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