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Blindness or Visual Impairments

According to the Center for Disease Control, "Vision impairment changes how a child understands and functions in the world. Impaired vision can affect a child's cognitive, emotional, neurological, and physical development by possibly limiting the range of experiences and the kinds of information a child is exposed to."

Early intervention matters. Find out how Early On can help.


DeafBlind Central
DB Central, Michigan services for children and young adults who are DeafBlind, is a comprehensive, statewide technical assistance project.

We provide information, training, and support to families and/or professionals who are impacted by or associated with a child who is deafblind. Services are provided year-round, free of charge, and can be accessed until the individual has left their educational setting.

Website: DeafBlind Central website.
Low Incidence Outreach - MI Department of Education
MDE-LIO staff provide outreach services to all LEA's, PSA's, ISD's, children with a visual impairment, students who are deaf/hard of hearing and their families, as well as other resource agencies. The 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.
Website: Low Incidence Outreach - MI Department of Education website.
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