Deaf/Hard of Hearing

MDE-LIO provides tools and services to support students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


View upcoming events for MDE-LIO and other Michigan organizations

  • Conferences
  • Workshops

American Sign Language (ASL) Assessments

  • Request ASL assessments and learn more about the assessments offered.

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)

  • Register for the EIPA
  • Learn about EIPA requirements

Service Delivery Tools

Use these tools to guide discussions for providing services to students, including:

  • MDE-LIO's Educational Impact Matrix
  • Early Childhood guides
  • Secondary transition guides
  • Tools for communication needs 

Professional Library

Borrow from our collection of professional development materials, including:

  • American Sign Language and interpreting materials
  • Educational books and materials for preschool through transition
  • Books and materials for parents 

Laws, Rules, and Regulations

  • Review summaries of key state and federal rules and regulations impacting students who are DHH
  • Find guidance and interpretations from the U.S. Department of Education

DHH Resources

  • Advocacy organizations
  • Postsecondary information
  • Professional development
  • Research documents