MDE Low Incidence Outreach
Description obtained from Michigan Department of Education Low Incidence Outreach Website.
current MDE-LIO program was previously known as Michigan School for
the Blind-Low Incidence Outreach. MDE-LIO staff provide outreach
services to all LEAs, PSAs, ISDs, children with a visual impairment,
students who are deaf/hard of hearing and their families, as well as
other resource agencies.
overarching goal is to provide technical assistance and resources to
enable local service providers to serve and improve the quality of
education for students with a visual impairment or those who are
deaf/hard of hearing including those with multiple impairments.
Seedlings Braille Books for Children
Description obtained from the Seedlings website
Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt
organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by
providing high quality, low cost braille books for children.
books are provided at each level of development, from toddler board
books to classic literature for older children. New titles are added
every year as highly skilled volunteer braille transcribers spend
countless donated hours translating print books into braille and
preparing them for computer disk to await production. Once the
original translation is complete, additional books can be printed as
needed. Exposure to popular, high quality braille literature
throughout childhood increases the likelihood of children developing
into able braille readers.
American Printing House for the Blind CVI
Description obtained from the American Printing House CVI website
- After meeting with educators of children with vision/multiple disabilities,
APH found that there was a need for reliable information regarding CVI
(Cortical Visual Impairment). Thus, APH responded by creating CVI
Synergy, a group of researchers, educators, and physicians who work
with children diagnosed with CVI. The web site is the product of the CVI
Synergy meetings, contributions from individuals and agencies across
the United States and Canada, and APH staff. APH encourages
participation from families, educators, and medical professionals.
Family Connect: For Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
Description obtained from Family Connect Website
is an online, multimedia community created by the American Foundation
for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of
Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). This site gives parents of
visually impaired children a place to support each other, share
stories and concerns, and link to local resources. The site also
features a mom-authored blog, inspiring video testimonials from
families, and articles authored by parents and experts in the field of
blindness on multiple disabilities, technology, education, and more.
From the personal to the professional, families will find all the
resources they need to raise their children from birth to adulthood.