Last-Chance Loans From APH

Through May 7, MDE-LIO will take email requests for American Printing House for the Blind (APH) products that are incomplete or are no longer in stock at APH.

Products may be requested by teachers. These products are not under warranty, and your district is...

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March 2021 Newsletter Available

Please enjoy reading this issue of the Michigan Department of Education, Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) newsletter. The MDE-LIO newsletter is a collaborative effort of our staff to provide valuable information regarding services, materials, and professional development...

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Tips for Building Self-Advocacy Skills

From Beth Rice and John Kirsh, MDE-LIO Education Consultants for Deaf/Hard of Hearing 

In education and disability studies, it is clear that students who demonstrate strong self-advocacy skills have enhanced educational and personal outcomes (Schoffstall...

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Make Time for the Outdoors This Spring

From Camp Tuhsmeheta Director Jill Teegardin 

Catching fireflies, building tree forts, riding bikes, and roaming through the woods are all memories I recall when I think back on my own childhood. I grew up on 60 acres of wooded property, in a log home...

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Organizations Offering Free Braille Books

We all know the benefits of reading with children. Whether you are reading a favorite story aloud or are reading independently, reading every day promotes language and cognitive development. It also fosters listening skills and a greater understanding of concepts. Some...

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