Our Family Support section connects you to resources that directly serve students and their families.
MDE-LIO COVID-19 Resources
MDE-LIO has compiled a list of tips and resources for supporting your child's return to school, whether virtual or in person.
This page offers a wide range of resources from MDE-LIO's LIVE With LIO webinars, information from other organizations, and ways to support your child during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This document includes information and resources that were provided during a LIVE With LIO webinar in April 2020 for parents and families.
Other MDE-LIO Resources
MDE-LIO’s resource library includes books and materials for parents that are available for loan.
Borrow braille books for children in pre-K to third grade.
Download a file to print the Procedural Safeguards Notice in braille. Visit the Michigan Department of Education's website for other printable versions of the Procedural Safeguards Notice.
Learn what you can do at home to help your child become independent.
Find resources for helping your child develop skills necessary for accessing the curriculum, including braille.
This section provides helpful apps for students who are BVI and tips on how to make your home computer more accessible.
Learn about blindness and visual impairments that are caused by NVI. This page also includes links to helpful resources, such as CVI Now, a resource from Perkins School for the Blind that offers current, vetted, and accurate information about cortical visual impairment (CVI).
MDE-LIO provides support to families and school districts regarding a variety of topics.
Learn about products and resources that can help you navigate your child’s early years.
Your child may be eligible for scholarships to help pay for programs and events.
Michigan Alliance for Families offers workshops, webinars, and disability-specific information for families.
SEMS provides facilitation and mediation services to help families and school districts resolve disagreements.
Early On offers early intervention services for families with children ages birth to three.
MPVI provides support, information, advocacy, and events for families of children who are BVI.
WonderBaby features a database of articles written by parents of young children who are BVI or have multiple disabilities.
Paths to Literacy offers a blog and resources that can be browsed by topic.
Family Connect offers resources and message boards for families of children who are BVI as well as a calendar of events that can be browsed by location.