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 support and resources to improve the quality of education for students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI), and students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH).

MDE-LIO History

MDE-LIO previously operated as the Michigan School for the Blind (MSB) on a campus in Lansing. After the school closed due to declining enrollment, the MSB stayed in operation as an outreach program for students who are BVI. In 2006, the MSB outreach program became MDE-LIO and also began providing outreach services for students who are DHH.