MDE-LIO is now scheduling some in-person events for fall. 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

Welcome back to camp! This overnight event at Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T) will offer outdoor and indoor recreation activities, cooking, campfires, and more. Roast a marshmallow or two, spend some time hiking, enjoy spending time with your family, and...

September 18, 2021 to September 19, 2021
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Are you new to the field of vision impairment? At this workshop, MDE-LIO staff will share tips, tricks, and best practices for supporting students who are Blind/Visually Impaired. SCECHs are pending. Get ideas and resources for: Collaboration...

September 21, 2021
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This eight-week online class for school personnel will focus on American Sign Language (ASL), including signs for everyday use. Learn: Basic ASL structure Communication strategies with basic, everyday ASL signs Facial expressions using ASL grammar...

September 28, 2021 to November 16, 2021


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Nine people stand in front of Oak Recreation Center, which has a yellow ribbon draped across it. Jill Teegardin has just cut the ribbon with scissors.

Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates New Entrance, Recreation Center

On June 30, Camp T held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a new and improved entryway and the new Oak Recreation Center. 

The celebration included two pre-recorded ribbon-cutting events, one at the front gate and the other at the rec c... read more

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Download Our 2021-2022 Event Calendars

Get a broad overview of MDE-LIO’s upcoming events right at your fingertips! Our new printable 2021-2022 Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI) and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) event calendars feature workshops, classes, conferences, and other events that wil... read more

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Learning at Your Fingertips

At MDE-LIO, we hope you have been able to join us for our monthly LIVE With LIO webinars. These webinars offer valuable information on topics related to supporting students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI). If you are looking for more info... read more


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