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Abuse allegations tied to nursing home death leads to federal lawsuit

By Dominic Adams | dadams5@mlive.com
The Flint Journal
March 07, 2017
Photo: Courtesy of MLive.com

GRAND BLANC, MI -- A nursing home faces a federal lawsuit over records in connection to a man who died while staying at the facility.

MPAS PAIMI Council Meeting

The next PAIMI Council meeting will be held on May 09, 2017.

PAIMI Council Meeting
Time:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.
4095 Legacy Parkway, Ste. 500
Lansing, MI 48911

The time for public comment at this meeting is 11:40 a.m.

Please note, the public comment time may vary based on the agenda discussion.

Passage of Restraint and Seclusion Legislation

Mark McWilliams, Director of Public Policy at Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS), on Passage of Restraint and Seclusion Legislation:

Ernie Reynolds Memorial Essay Contest

Entries Being Accepted for the Ernie Reynolds Memorial Essay Contest

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. is proud to, once again, hold our annual essay contest in honor of an outstanding disability rights advocate, Ernie Reynolds, who passed away in 2012.        

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service (MPAS) is looking for real, motivating stories about people with disabilities who have successfully advocated for themselves or others.  In 500 words or less, describe how you overcame barriers and achieved success. 

MPAS Board of Directors Meeting

The governing board for Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is comprised of individuals who are diverse in terms of age, ethnicity, geographical location, gender and disability. A majority of the governing board members must be individuals with disabilities or have an immediate family member with a disability. The board oversees and approves budgetary, priority, and policy issues and generally meets four times a year.

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on December 20, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Priorities and Objectives for FY 2017

To comment on our priorities, please take our Priorities Survey.

Priority 1:  Eliminate abuse and neglect

  • Individuals with disabilities will not be subjected to restraint or seclusion.
  • Individuals with disabilities will not be subjected to abuse or neglect, including inappropriate or coercive treatments.

Priority 2:  Increase the protection of individual rights, independence and self-determination

Substantiated Abuse and Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) files complaints against licensed or certified health care professionals involved in abusive and neglectful incidents in nursing homes and other care facilities. MPAS files complaints against individual licenses after the state substantiates abuse or neglect in a facility where those professionals provide patient care or supervise care providers.

2015 Teacher of the Year now fighting district over her son's educational rights

This article orginally appeared on WXYZ by Kim Russel.
7:09 PM, May 24, 2016
10:09 AM, May 25, 2016

WALLED LAKE, Mich. (WXYZ) - Last year she was celebrated by her district - named 2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year. Now one mother and teacher says she is being forced by the Walled Lake Consolidated School District to fights for her son’s legal rights. 

Melody Arabo showed 7 Action News video of her five-year-old son Adam writing numbers. He and his twin brother Ashton learned to write their numbers in kindergarten at Keith Elementary in Walled Lake Schools.

Meet the 2016 Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest Winners

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of our annual
Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest.
 
MPAS holds this contest each year in honor of an outstanding disability rights advocate, Ernie Reynolds, who passed away in 2012.
 
The three winners of our essay contest each submitted an essay about advocating for themselves or others and described how they overcame barriers and achieved success.
Congratulations, once again, to the winners!
 
1st Place:

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