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Special Education Legal Clinic - Ennis Center

Speak with MPAS attorneys and staff at our free weekly legal clinic in Flint from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday. No appointment necessary.

The legal clinics will be held at Ennis Center for Children, 129 E. Third St. in Flint.

Special Education Legal Clinic - Detroit Center

MPAS attorneys will be at the Michigan State University Detroit Center to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

Special Education Legal Clinic - Ennis Center

Speak with MPAS attorneys and staff at our free weekly legal clinic in Flint from 10 a.m.. to 3 p.m.. every Thursday. No appointment necessary.

The legal clinics will be held at Ennis Center for Children, 129 E. Third St. in Flint.

MPAS Sues Two Michigan Nursing Homes for Failing to Comply with Abuse and Neglect Investigation

Novi, Fenton facilities failed to disclose requested documents and information

(LANSING)— Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) filed suit in federal district court today against the owners and operators of Whitehall Healthcare Center of Novi and Fenton Healthcare challenging their failure to disclose documents and information related to the abuse and neglect of patients residing in their nursing home facilities.

Special Education Legal Clinic - MSU Detroit Center

MPAS attorneys will be at the MSU Detroit Center to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

MPAS Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

(LANSING)— Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate  individuals about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

Special Education Legal Clinic at The ARC Detroit

MPAS attorneys will be at The ARC Detroit to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

Long-Serving MPAS Board Members Retire

Odgers, Swegles both served as President of the Board of Directors in their tenure

(LANSING)-Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) paid tribute to retiring board members, Susan Odgers and Frederick (Rick) Swegles, at their September Board of Directors meeting.

“Both Susan and Rick’s positive impact on the agency’s ability to fulfill our mission will be evident for decades to come,” said Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director of MPAS.

MPAS Reacts to Issy Stapleton Tragedy

Statement from Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director at Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc., on the Issy Stapleton tragedy:

“Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is deeply saddened by the events that took place Sept. 3 concerning Isabella (Issy) Stapleton and her family. The agency’s most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Issy in what will undoubtedly be a long road of, not only physical, but emotional recovery. 

Michigan Uses I&R for Systemic Education Advocacy

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) has historically received nearly 2,000 calls per year on education issues, comprising 20-25% of all of our information and referral (I&R) calls.

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